These are things I am going to make in the year 2012 if my roommates don’t kill me.
Click the link above for an excellent article about succulent container gardens. I like to spend Sunday mornings showing my sufferin’ succulents some inspirational photos.
Sorry we’ve been down and out for a while. The Sufferin Succulents have been out dancing every night this week!! Crazy.
I wish I was technologically savvy enough to link this photo with the sound of a lonesome trombone playing mournfully in a distant cave, but, well, you get the idea. Little Tamas (named fondly after my roommate) is clearly in a funk. I’ve had some suggestions that perhaps I haven’t been feeding him enough beer, but I think it’s a classic, textbook case of depression. He has all the symptoms: fatigue, loss of appetite, insomnia…I think tonight we’ll split a pint of Ben and Jerry’s, have some girl talk, and get right down to the heart of the matter.
This little feller finally has some pep in his step-look at that crazy reach! I was so proud, I took him on a romantic sunset riverboat cruise.
Well, it’s been pretty sunny here (finally!)! The Sufferin’ Succulents are LOVING it! Nothing new to report. No news, is good news, right? I was pretty worried with that eight week long rain storm we just had, but now everyone seems to be happy and on the way to healthy.
By the end of this week my succulents will be moving with me to Somerville, just down the street from Liz’s succulents in Cambridge. Stay tuned for pictures of them being repotted! They’re still in their sacks so as not to cause them too much shock.
PS You know you all once thought she was singing “the sun”, too. admit it.
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After a knife fight to the death last evening at the stroke of midnight, the stolen succulents have been returned to their rightful place on the recovery coffee table in my living room. After a tearful reunion between the sickly succulents, spirits are high and growth appears imminent. It’s been a rocky start, but things can only get better from here…
Anne is in the lead with all of her 9 succulents doing well. Liz is trailing behind due to the fact that 3 of her succulents were stolen.
Here is a photo of the Sufferin’ Succulents! riding the T before they were parted from each other forever (until the first relay race).
Welcome to Sufferin’ Succulents, the blog based on the real life contest between two people who set out to make the world a better place by bringing a dozen and a half succulents back to life.
Meet Anne and Liz. Anne and Liz didn’t know what they were getting in to when they decided to embark on this project a mere six days ago. Little did they know that their lives would forever be changed by the humbling experience of plant care. How could they have expected to gain such insights into life, love, and the pursuit of happiness when they set themselves up for this impossible challenge? Could anyone have prepared them for what they would face when they decided to become plant care-givers? We hope to answer all these questions and more as the weeks drag on.
Meet The Sufferin’ Succulents. The Sufferin’ Succulents are a rag-tag group of plants “rescued” from a window display at a retail store in Boston. When the display was changing, the plants were on their way out of this world, deemed too unattractive to be repotted and displayed in the store. ”What is this world we live in where dead plants cannot be shown to the public?” cried Liz. ”For shame!” echoed Anne. And thus, the contest was born.
The Contest. And thusly, a challenge was set in the laps of Anne and Liz. Bring the succulents back to life, force them to enter in to relay races and beauty pageants, and take ridiculous pictures of them with hilarious captions. The eighteen succulents were divided up softball team style and their journey to a new world began.