Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all enjoyed your weekend. I’m happy to be back to the blog and hopefully on routine for our Sunday schedule going forward 🙂
This Saturday morning I started off my weekend in a relaxing way. Myself and two of my friends, Brittany and Julie, attended a class hosted by All Seasons garden center on succulent and cactus gardening!
I have never attended a class at All Seasons before but I am so glad I did. It was a relaxing and informative class that allowed me to express creativity and work in an area that I am trying to learn more about: gardening and plants! There were multiple employees there to assist everyone with each step in the process and one of the employees did a demo at the beginning showing us all of the steps before she set us loose!
The fee for the class itself was $10. Then all of your materials and plants you chose were at your cost. We got to choose from a huge wall of containers; different colors, shapes, textures, and sizes.
Then they had soil prepared for us as well as pearock to line the bottom of your container of it didn’t have built in drainage. Next we could choose any cacti, succulents, or small plants that we wanted for our container! There were so many options so it took me quite awhile to decide what I wanted to do.
I ended up choosing 2 cacti. One fun colored one and one green. Then I chose one small coral flowering plant to match the colored cactus. The two succulents I chose were so fun and unique. The one in the front is referred to as “string of pearls” and is a trailing succulent that will grow out and trail down over time. The other succulent reminded me of an underwater seaweed with its neat tubular arms!
Once I had my plants out and planted I decided I want to add some fun colored rock to give it additional personality. I found this multicolored rock that was perfect for the colors I chose! I scooped and sprinkled some throughout before watering them to finish everything off 🙂
It was so fun to see all of the different combinations that my friends and others in the class came up with! Maybe my favorite part of the whole class was that we were able to make a mess and get dirt everywhere without being worried! They encouraged us to cause a mess and it was nice to work and not be concerned with keeping things tidy.
For those of you that live in the Grand Forks area I encourage you to check out the All Seasons Facebook page to see what kind of classes they have coming up this fall. They have one most weekends and covering different topics! I am already looking forward to a class I signed up for next month with my mom that will have us making large outdoor holiday greenery containers.
A few succulent and cactus tips for each of you that I learned this weekend: these plants LOVE sunlight and prefer 4-6 hours of sunlight each day if possible so placing them on a sunny windowsill is best. They also shared that the number one killed of succulents (and actually all plants in general) is overwatering. They shared you need to monitor the soil and only water when the plant feels dry through about the first inch of soil.
I can’t wait to display my little garden on the sunny windowsill in my office to bring some live plants into my working environment! Thanks so much for reading and we will see you next week!!