Don’t Have a Green Thumb? Try Growing Succulents

5 Don’ts For Your Kitchen Sink

Your kitchen sink is the workhouse of your home. It holds hot pans when there is no room left in the stove. It gets filled with ice and cools down beverages during a party. It is loyal and dependable. It is time to start treating it right. Contrary to popular belief,... read more

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The first plant I ever killed was an orchid. It was a beautiful magenta, and a birthday present from my brother. Next in line was a series of ill-fated basil plants, followed by a vegetable garden that seemingly died off from too much attention.

Finally, my husband had a brilliant plan: succulents. Succulent plants are hearty, easy to maintain, and thrive off less attention, not more. As long as I had learned my lesson from the vegetable garden, I could have a verdant house!

I have managed to damage a plant or two—knocking over a plant stand with a vacuum isn’t great for a stiff vine—but now I’ve gotten the hang of these botanical wonders! If you have a brown thumb, as do I, learn from my experiences and enjoy having a green home.