Succulent Variations …Floral Friday

If the Planet Mars had a warm atmosphere, I hypothesize that its plant life would consist mostly of succulent-type growth. Meantime, here on Earth, succulent plants and cacti have a beauty that seems other-worldly. They evolved the ability to store needed moisture in order to thrive in dry or harsh environmental conditions. They are found in a variety of shapes and sizes.

I love the subtle beauty of succulents and cacti. They’re also, enjoyable style accessories that can fit into nearly every decor style imaginable. I like to keep them in different types of containers to enhance their properties as eye-candy.

This glass window brick has been filled with river stones as the foundation for two differently shaped plants. One of them is dark green, the other is very dark blue.

I sometimes decorate the kitchen table with potted succulents as elements of a centerpiece. Two of them will be rotated off the table and onto a window sill. The hen and chick is in a vintage starter pot and the miniature cactus garden is at home in a contemporary department store planter.

The heavy, red-orange glass urn’s bold looks are combined with three assertive-looking plants to create a strong visual statement.

This project is so heavy because the urn is solid marble. It contains plants that seem to have the most most “Martian” qualities.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes the late Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Paul Kurtz. “The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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4 Responses to Succulent Variations …Floral Friday

  1. Morning. The plants in the bottom photo might be plotting something. They are not to be trusted!

    Take care.

    Neil S.

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