Plants are undeniably powerful. They brighten up our lives, make a great home-decor addition, and are good for our mental and physical well-being. Plants provide oxygen for us while we in turn give them the carbon dioxide they need. Here in our beautiful state of California, it’s important to be drought-conscious. A few simple things we can all do to save water are washing our cars less often, turning off the water while we brush our teeth, and purchasing succulent plants instead of other options that require more moisture.
A wonderful solution is to choose succulent plants which thrive in a dry setting, like Los Angeles. It’s been amazing driving around the city lately and seeing people in neighborhoods from Venice to Mar Vista and Brentwood to Playa del Rey, incorporating succulents into their landscaping. It shows a true dedication to our planet and shows one way in which we can help to protect it.
Here’s a list of some succulents plants to get you inspired!
The Gift of Pottery
Here at Good Dirt LA, we love plants and we love pottery. These photographs are lovely examples of potters turning everything from a mug to an accidentally broken bowl into new homes for pretty plants. Pottery makes an incredible gift because it is not only handmade, but also useful and practical. An incredible source for drought-friendly succulent plants is The Original LA Flower Market located in downtown Los Angeles. Pottery + succulents = a unique planter pot! These creations truly put the dirt in Good Dirt LA.
When it comes to conserving water, California’s most precious resource, we all have to be creative and do our part. Drought-consciousness sheds a very important light on Earth’s fragile nature. Every small change we make to preserve it’s resources will help to guarantee a more beautiful planet for years to come.
by Caroline Yohanan