Wednesday, April 13, 2016

April 2016. Felts. Day 13. Succulent Blossom

Succulent Blossom

Sold this little one over the weekend at our art exhibition. Most of the flowers I've seen lately have several colors throughout the petals. This one reminds me a bit of a blossom you'd find on a succulent plant, mostly one color with subtle tones of a second color.  I really like succulents for their exotic flair, unusual shapes and the ease of low maintenance. 

Growing plants indoors, for me, has always been an bit of a challenge. My mother's green thumb did not end up in my genetics. I was fortunate to grow up in a house filled with luscious green things of various varieties in every room. I'd watch my mom mist, water and dust her plants with loving care and they flourished. My plants didn't survive very long, so I decided succulents might be the way to go. I left mine in the care of a friend when I went on a long trip one summer, and came home to a tray of dead things. I didn't even know it was possible to kill succulent plants. 

These days, I stick to growing things outdoors and have had much better luck than having plants in the house. 

Succulent Blossom is made of wet felted wool with needle felted wool added. Brooch pin on back.

What are your favorite kinds of plants and why?


  1. I love this. I can keep a house plant for about six months. That is my limit. So I love succulents as well, for their ability to survive harsh conditions. I had some bamboo, cousins gave me as a gift... that lasted abut a year. But one by one the stems died off. If you take a peek at my post today, you will see the succulents on my desk. They are plastic courtesy of Michael's LOL

  2. I love Succulent Blossom for its nuanced textures, colors, and now back story! Very appealing for its understated splendor.

    At my home, I have about a dozen or so houseplants of nearly as many varieties, some that I've selected myself and some given to me. Here's how plants work in my world: water them once a week (on Wednesday, if you must know), letting the water drain through and out the bottom of the pot; if they live, they stay, if they die, they go. Most thrive and go on to hang out here for years!


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