succulent garden & more yosemite photos.

Last summer, we decided that we were going to get rid of the grass because of its horrible effects on the environment. Besides, the snails used the grass soil as a nesting haven. Back in the fall, we were in dire need of more color and texture in the garden, so we planned out our next move. Succulents are cheap, easy to grow, and super low maintenance, so we have been working on creating our very own desert/succulent botanical garden.

The garden is definitely in the works, and we still have lots of plans for some fun modern displays. Plus, the garden won’t be entirely complete without the cute chair hammock that I ordered. *I can’t wait to read/work in it.* Thus far, it’s looking so pretty! Here’s a handful of some random photos from the garden:

At first, we dished out some big bucks for some of the more unique succulents. Now, every time we hit up a local nursery, we pick up one or two we don’t already have. Plus, we’ve been reusing our snippets to foster more succulents plants. *I love succulents for that reason; they’re so cheap!* Truly, I can’t wait for the garden project to be complete!

Since our Yosemite trip a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been itching to go on a short, quick hike. In the meantime, looking at more photos from that trip will cure my outdoor bug.


As far as updates on Hilo, he’s doing slightly better. I’ll try to keep everyone posted.

PS: I think I have another travel bug. Where should we go next?!



Filed under family, personal, vacation

15 responses to “succulent garden & more yosemite photos.

  1. Milan is sounding pretty good.

  2. mjmarmo

    Love your garden! I can see why you want to do more hiking!

  3. Loving the vacay photos!!! Looks so beautiful!! And glad to hear Hilo is a little better!

  4. Beautiful pictures!!!

    Don’t go anywhere in August – I convinced my husband to add a stop at Our Paper Place on my vacation itinerary! 🙂

  5. lovely photos of your garden. i want to go on a hike.

  6. Gorgeous photos. Never been to Yosimite, but it looks beautiful! We just returned from Bermuda… I vote you go there. 🙂

  7. Sorry Hilo isn’t feeling well 😦 All is well here Sarah! Thanks for visiting my bloggy! I’m starting to catch that outdoor bug! Great photos and love the succulent potted garden! I enjoy those plants too. So beautiful!

  8. Emily w

    Beautiful shots of the garden. Can’t wait to see the stuff you plan on making. Hope Hilo is feeling better.

  9. audreypettit

    Your garden project is looking so beautiful, Sarah! I love that you’ve replaced your lawn with lower impact plantings. I SO want to get rid of all my grass, too. So tired of sinking so much water and product on it to try to keep it alive. 😦
    Love all your Yosemite photos. We keep wanting to make it out there when we come visit, but we never seem to get it planned in time. Maybe one day. But I would love to come visit you at your store. I’m here for the next 3 weeks. I think you’re not far away….will look it up and see. Is there any particular days/times you tend to be there?

  10. Girllll, your plants look fabulous! You guys definitely have green thumbs! 😀 Your trip to yosemete looks like it was gorgeous! I would suggest going to Yellowstone. Like, now. Because I’m in Billings so you can come see me on your way in or out, hehe. Kind of selfish on my part, but ya know. 😉

  11. I love succulents! I need to draw some inspiration from you and start adding them to our yard too 🙂

  12. Pam

    What a fantastic collection of succulents. The San Diego Fair has a great garden show. Maybe you should come on down for a weekend.

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