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It’s no secret that I love gardening. It’s also no secret that I’m a biiiitttt of a plant hoarder. Which leads me into my problem-lack of space! I’m all about propagating my succulents, and I have dozens of babies growing at any given time. Recently I’ve also delved into growing from seeds. Unless I want my home taken over by little seedling nurseries, I need another solution – a greenhouse!

My pretty little greenhouse...for now!

My pretty little greenhouse…for now!

This is my current situation; I bought this off Amazon and it’s a nice little setup for a few dozen seedling trays and growing succulents that I have right now. But I need MORE! My dream is to build one in the little fenced off courtyard you see behind my back patio. I’ve started hoarding gathering old glass doors and window to piece the structure together. Here are some of my inspiration pictures from Pinterest. Nothing too crazy! Have any of you built a greenhouse? What are your tips and sources?

I even beg my husband over text message. Nagging works!

I even beg my husband over text message. Nagging works, right?

For now, I am content with my little baby greenhouse.

Would ya just look at it!!!

Would ya just look at it!!!

Of course, after I finished getting this all set up and feeling like an accomplished gardening badass, I turn around and see that my son is in his underpants in his blow up pool, riding his tricycle. Parenting win!

Carson Mark, just as happy as can be.

Carson Mark, just as happy as can be.

Our Day at Florida Cactus Inc.

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I’ve always assumed that because I don’t live in California, I won’t have access to big nurseries and really cool varieties of succulents and cacti, which makes me seriously SAD. Enter my good pal Google, and I find Florida Cactus, Inc! YOU GUYS-it’s amazing. About 30ish minutes outside of Orlando, it’s off in the Florida bush, which is really beautiful country if you ask me. I took my favorite gal, my daughter Laila, and we went on an adventure! Everyone say “Hi Laila”!

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The biggest Blue Agave I’ve ever seen!

Laila loves gardening and is super excited to start her own little gardens on our property. She is just like me; enthusiastic, hyper, inquisitive, and loves plants – The perfect succy shopping partner in crime buddy! There are six greenhouses to shop from (maybe more) and we went to town!

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The staff was super sweet, and let us keep all of the fallen leaves that we found. Let me tell you, my girl is a succulent pup bloodhound! She kept finding them in the dirt under the benches, and many of them had roots or babies growing already!

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Teensy baby Kalanchoe!

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Succulent babies everywhere!

At the end of the day, we took home a great haul and Laila made her own little arrangement to keep in her North facing window in her room. A day well spent!!