(Closed) flowers and succulents

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hey month (and flower!) twin!

I’m doing succulents in glass jars as well.  Here’s a little secret I found for succulents:  in April, at least here in Ohio, Lowe’s brings out all kinds of plantable succulents in all kinds of shapes and sizes and colors!  I bought a tray of 4 for $3 last April to test out my plan, and those suckers are still very much alive and well.  And gorgeous!

I’m doing 10 succulents in different size glass jars with river rocks, some twisted sticks and candles for my centerpieces.  The succulents double as my favors and hopefully everyone will take one with them when they leave.  Double whammy.  Each favor will be about $1.25.

I’d also suggest to keep it simple.  You don’t need anything giant or over the top when you’re dealing with glass and gorgeous plants.  A pretty cluster is all you need.

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Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2012

where did you get your succulents in glass jars from

Post # 6
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Worker bee

I love succulents! The best way to save money on succulents is to propogate them yourself–especially if you don’t need them to be that big–and you don’t have a habit of killing off plants. Haha.  If you have until May, you should have enough time to grow some new ones.  You can ask your local nursery how to do it for the particular succulents you like, or check out youtube.  There a bunch of videos on how to propogate succulents.  If you want to get really cheap, you can um <cough> go grab some snippets from succulents you see around town.  This is of course a little risky since some people are extremely touchy about their plants, but I live in a typical suburban area of orange county where succulents are often planted as part of the neighborhood landscaping.

Of course, if you are nervous and don’t want to leave things to chance (or a risky green thumb) check out places like Lowes as one of the other posters suggested or you can try even cheaper places like Target or Walmart.  If you ask some local nurseries, a lot of them will have workshops on how to plant/propogate/grow succulents.

Best of luck!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m also on a super tight decor budget (and am doing a mixture of succulents and flowers too!)  I second (third?) the suggestion to check out Lowe’s/Home Depot.  I got mine there for $2 each.  For flowers, I’m really not at all picky about what kind, so I’m planning on stopping off at the Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s that are on the way to my wedding weekend location and buying whatever they have in stock that I like.  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with @shavri, with the growing conditions in California, you should be able to easily cultivate enough little succulents yourself between now and May.

I’d suggest Echeveria “perle von nurnberg” which is a stunning blue-purple and easy to grow from a leaf cutting (I do this indoor over winter since the hard Canadian frost kills mine), or

True hen-and-chicks (Sempervivum) because they’re nearly impossible to kill, as well as beautiful. Mine laugh in the face of Canadian winters and thrive on neglect in the summer.

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

For flowers, you might want to check out the LA floral mart… if you can get there easily. As for succulents, I bought half of mine from a nursery in Encinitas for $2 each and I bought the other half for $1 each at the Solana Beach Farmer’s market. The 2$ ones were larger. Both options were way cheaper than anywhere else I found in socal, including home depot and lowe’s.

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