#SucculentLove

#SucculentLove

In our wedding we had some beautiful flowers and foliage, but the best part (or my favourite part) were the succulents.

 My Bouquet ^ (I love the combination of blue thistles, eucalyptus and succulents!)

My Bouquet ^ (I love the combination of blue thistles, eucalyptus and succulents!)

The lovely flower arrangements were designed by Linda and my Aunt Jennifer. Also, credit goes to Martha and Grace (cousins) and Luke's sister Angelica for being such a big help putting everything together. 

 Luke's boutonniere

Luke's boutonniere

I had spent the past 2 years and a bit working at a local greenhouse before I got married. It was a growing (get it?) period for me and I also learned a lot about plants, especially succulents.

 The succulents are stuck onto wire "stems" and then placed into the bouquets.

The succulents are stuck onto wire "stems" and then placed into the bouquets.

After the wedding, I took a few clippings off of my bouquet to dry and saved the succulents. The succulents stayed in the car (under the seat) throughout the honeymoon, and w̶h̶e̶n̶ ̶I̶ ̶r̶e̶m̶e̶m̶b̶e̶r̶e̶d̶ they got put into sunshine for a few hours everyday. 

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When we got home, I took leaf cuttings from the rosettes.

 ^ Different stages of growth

^ Different stages of growth

They started off in a paper plate and before long they grew pink air roots, then little flowers! They have now graduated to their own pots. 

 Echeveria Lilacina

Echeveria Lilacina

 Echeveria Elegans - There is a one week gap between this photo and the one below

Echeveria Elegans - There is a one week gap between this photo and the one below

 Tracking their growth

Tracking their growth

 Echeveria Subsessilis

Echeveria Subsessilis

 I think Succulents are such interesting plants to grow and propagate! The novelty of succulents is that they thrive when neglected :D

I think Succulents are such interesting plants to grow and propagate! The novelty of succulents is that they thrive when neglected :D

 Helpful succulent growing tips 

Helpful succulent growing tips 


We also planted a little bonsai tree during our wedding ceremony. 

 For those of you who wonder if it is still alive ...

For those of you who wonder if it is still alive ...

 Here it is ^  Although it has changed containers, it is still doing quite well! I guess they just don't make pots like they used to *cough *cough Luke

Here it is ^  Although it has changed containers, it is still doing quite well! I guess they just don't make pots like they used to *cough *cough Luke


Hope you enjoyed this little update :) If you have any experience growing succulents, we'd love to know how it went!

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