May 6 through May 12 sees us celebrating not one but two types of empowered and empowering women: teachers and nurses. Appreciation week is the perfect time to honor these super ladies with something that is as full of strength and beauty as they are, Bice’s Florist thinks.
And we know, we know. There are plenty of men who deserve our appreciation this week, too. But these fields are overwhelmingly dominated by women—women who are mentors and mamas, sisters, cousins, friends, neighbors, colleagues and allies.
Give all your wonder women Succulent Gardens, we say. These drought-resistant plants with the distinctive fat, juicy leaves are all the rage right now, but they’re also the perfect symbol for the group in question. Succulents are hardy, holding on to what will keep them fresh and vibrant. They emanate a healthy green and will flourish with little attention in return. Their strength is as abiding as their beauty. What better message to send your super ladies than that?
Our dish gardens are like little succulent scenes, with several varieties clustered together for interest and texture. They make the perfect desktop plant, a vivid reminder of how even in the desert, living things can thrive, enduring just as the most empowering and inspiring females in your life do.