[photo, Lynda Felton]
I love succulents. I always have. It started when I was little because my Gran always had them in her garden. They seemed to be everywhere — poking out of holes in the stonewall around her property, overflowing in an old wheelbarrow — even planted in an old boot of my grandad's. I've always wanted a garden full of succulents like my Gran's — but no. In Toronto we have racoons, and racoons love to destroy succulents. I don't know why because they don't seem to like the taste of them but they'll dig up, half eat and destroy my succulents every year without fail. So, imagine my delight when I was at Quince Flowers this weekend working on a wedding that included — succulents! Bouquets and table arrangements all including - along side antique hydrangea, and cymbidium orchids - a variety of hens and chics as well as other fabulous little succulents. I was giddy I tell you, giddy! When I came home I went stright to my computer and started looking for other racoon-proof ways to have these little cuties in my life. Here is just some of what I found.
Tiny succulent ring, Woodland Belle
Hand drawn succulent fabric by Oksancia, Spoonflower
Quicksilver succulents dress, Westfield