Liven Up Your Luggage: Succulents in Suitcases

I was dreaming of gardening last night but when I was ready to go outside I found it was raining! That is Seattle for you. So I decided to do a little indoor gardening instead, and liven up my old luggage!

I am an avid collector of luggage. The two pieces I love the most are the medicine bag my grandmother carried with her during world war II and the suitcase engraved with my other grandmother's initials. On this dreary summer day I decided to give them new life and plant them out.

If you would like to do the same I have a few words of advice. One, I used succulents because they require less water and therefore reduce the risk of spilling water on the bags. Two, I planted the aloe and jade tree in pots first, then simply slid them into the cases. That way when it comes time to water, all I have to do is pop them out and set them back in when I am finished. Happy Planting!

Images: Katy Nida

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