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Repotting my succulents: Almost as fun as playing with glitter!

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the WonderBasement Succulents

Wonder if I could glitter a succulent? Hummm....

Seriously, I love succulents. I wasn't much into plants while the kids were little. I just couldn't give them the attention they needed while tending the children. And with boys, everything is a target for throwing a ball of some-sort, ultimately ALWAYS landing on something breakable and dirty...and I just didn't want to deal with the mess. 

But now, I can't get enough! However, I'm kinda cheap. I live in the Midwest and we can't have succulents outside all year long, and they apparently don't get out to the local big-box stores very much. When they do, they are outrageously priced. So I have purchased 2 or 3 when I see special ones that I REALLY love. The rest I tend to pick up on clearance....the kind that no one else wants and that look just this side of the pearly gates! However, I have LOTS of patience. I am learning how to propagate and I've been successful in the first part, where you take off leaves and let them sit until little roots start growing. I'm still getting the hang of it. 

New little baby succulents

I have great hopes of having a whole slew of the lovelies  so I can make a living succulent wreath. I have my heart set on it. But I'm going to need A LOT. I maybe a couple of summers away, but I am determined! Do you know anything about succulents??? Do tell, any recommendations?