Hello there, my name is Ingrid and I am a married mother to two wonderful daughters, wife to an amazing husband and doggie mama to our 4 happy dogs. I thought I’d start a new blog to talk about my love for succulent gardening. I’ve been gardening now for 2 years and LOVE it. It truly is a place where I find a sense of calm and tranquility. Now I get when people talk about ‘garden therapy’…lol! It’s probably the only hobby I’ve started and kept up with for longer than 2 months. I love card making, crocheting, and knitting as well but spending time in my garden is where I find an enormous satisfaction. So, how did I get started? well a couple years ago we were putting on a huge event at work and we needed someone to create centerpieces. The theme for the event we were having was a country western theme so we needed succulent centerpieces. I was asked if I could pull off putting 25 centerpieces together and I said “sure” not really knowing if I could do a good job of it. Surprisingly I was very pleased with how they turned out and that’s how my love of succulents started from that moment. Here are some pictures of those centerpieces I made. I’ve since made many more arrangements to adorn my patio and front porch. I have learned so much during this journey and thank God for a wonderful community of people that I’ve met through instagram (@mysweetsucculents) where I post a lot of my creations. I hope to post here as well and share gardening tips and just some things I’ve learned along the way. I am by no means an expert. I’ve learned through trial and error and still learning how to grow and care for succulents. I hope you find this blog informative and helpful if you are a beginner in succulent gardening.