Thursday, April 14, 2016

Do-Something-Everyday: Succulent Love and Frida Kahlo

Do-Something-Everyday, April 14, 2016

This is the last of a series of posts called Succulent Love. These are posts showcasing my succulents collection  in interesting planters along with small paintings of succulents that I did. You can find previous posts here, here, and here. The one below is planted in a cigar box with a painting of the plant on the inside lid. 

Cigar boxes are one of my favorite planters for succulents. I use in their natural state which gives a rustic look to the arrangement. I added balled feet to the box so that it would not sit flat on the ground and also be proportionate to the height of the plant. First,  I lined the box with a plastic liner (grocery bag), added two layers of small pebbles. Once the plant was put it into the box, I layered the top soil with spanish moss (that was what I had in hand). To add interest, I drew a painting of the succulent on the inside lid with watercolors. So far, I am liking the arrangement!

To cap the week, I am posting photos from Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life exhibition that New York Botanical Gardens did last fall. It was a multi-disciplinary show designed to highlight the artist's
deep connection with her native land's flora and fauna. The centerpiece of the exhibition was the Enid Hauptman Conservatory reimagined as Casa Azul, Frida's Mexican home and garden that was filled with succulents native to Mexico. As is my wont, I went camera happy and clicked away. Enjoy.

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