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Succulent Birthday Gift

Succulent Garden in a Bowl, watercolor 9x6"
Succulent Garden in a Bowl, watercolor 9x6"

My wonderful sister Marcy and niece Sophie gave me this little succulent garden in a bowl for my birthday, wrapped with twine with a little ticket for a card. When the plants outgrow the bowl she said I could just stick them in the ground and break off little pieces to stick back in the bowl.

They’re easy to care for: very little water and some sun. A week later they’re still alive and well; a good sign. I only have one other houseplant, an orchid I was given as a remembrance of my father’s passing. It’s been nearly 10 years and that orchid continues to thrive and bloom nearly constantly, despite my lack of a green thumb and tendencies toward plant abuse. (I tend to enjoy drawing plants more than caring for them, but I think that’s changing: I repotted my orchid last week and that was quite satisfying).

2 replies on “Succulent Birthday Gift”

i should have known that this would be a perfect thing for you to paint. it looks just like the real thing. can’t wait to give you our other gift. xo, m


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