Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory | Exploring the Milwaukee Domes

When we signed up to run a marathon in Wisconsin, we never imagined it would turn into an opportunity to see Milwaukee’s most impressive succulent display. Two days post-marathon, we limped our way over to the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory. Beneath three gleaming domes, this park showcases a wide variety of plants that wouldn’t survive […]

How to Successfully Plant and Grow Healthy Succulents

Succulents are known as forgiving plants and are therefore a favorite of both new and established gardeners. Botanists describe these plants as having parts that are “more than normally thickened and fleshy,” which means they can retain water in their leaves or stems in arid conditions. But even though succulents can endure a little neglect, […]

Stunning Flowering Succulents You Can Grow at Home

Is your green thumb a little unsteady? Do you tend to be what Birds and Blooms calls a “forgetful gardener”? Or do you want a houseplant that will brighten your home without you expending a lot of effort to care for it? If any of these things apply, you may want to consider a flowering succulent. “Succulent” […]

Six Reasons Why Succulents Make the Best House Plants

Houseplants are a favorite addition to many homes because they can brighten the room and a person’s mood, and they are even known to lower the levels of indoor contaminants. But some houseplants are more advantageous than others. Succulents make some of the best houseplants for six essential reasons: 1. They can tolerate dry, indoor […]

Ideal Low Light Succulents that Thrive in the Shade

According to, over thirty million Americans participate in “house planting activities” each year. People often like to hang houseplants in front of windows or rest them decoratively on windowsills where they will receive full sunlight. But what if you don’t live in a sunny climate or your house isn’t designed to capture a lot […]

Best Types of Hanging & Trailing Succulent Plants

Succulent plants, or succulents, feature fleshy, thickened stems or leaves that function to retain water in arid soil and climates. According to, their name derives from the Latin succulentus, which means “having juice,” and it is related to the Old English sucan, “to suck.” Succulent is a fitting description given that these plants “suck […]

7 Benefits of Growing Succulents in Your Home

The famous Roman philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero once said, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” That’s because while a library can feed your mind, nature can feed your soul. You can bring a part of nature into your home by introducing easy-to-raise succulent houseplants. These plants, which store […]

Types of Indoor Succulents That Are Easy to Maintain

The British anthropologist Jane Goodall has said that we need plants “in some deep psychological sense.” However, keeping plants alive is not always an easy task, and not everyone has a green thumb. Even if you don’t have a lot of time for gardening, however, you can still grow low-maintenance houseplants. Consider trying your hand […]