Apparently killing succulents is next to impossible...but I've done it before. I don't have the greenest thumb, but I don't want to give up because I really love the look and feel of plants in my home.
So, with my dying Majesty Palm on my mind, I went to Home Depot to pick up some succulents.
They're easy to plant, and as long as you're not me, they're not easy to kill.
In your container, layer your rocks (even rocks from outside or fish pebbles will do the trick!), soil and then plant your succulent. You could even layer sand on top of the soil for a third layer, and it would brighten it up instead of the dark soil (I think I'm going to do that!)
So now our apartment has a little more green in it! I'm trying to nurse my floor plant back to health and it seems like it's kind of working. These little guys are in my living room and kitchen, and with spring here, I always have fresh flowers around, too!
I have a feeling this is just the beginning of my gardening endeavours. In my defence, I did once successfully grow a tomato plant (my boss brought us all a plant...it was the nicest gesture!) but it only lasted until the squirrels got it...
I can't wait for the day we're in a house with a big backyard! Oh, the things I'll grow - herbs, vegetables, strawberries! Thankfully I've got a little bit of a wait until that happens so I can work on turning this black thumb of mine into a pretty shade of green!