By Kim Charles

Here are some of my baby succulent cuttings from some of my older plants.

Beth Bennett of Columbus, Ohio has used Instragram to challenge herself gardening indoors....all with a focus on succulents.

"About a year ago, I challenged myself to post one photo a day on Instagram @bruckborder as a way to document and share my gardening story. I created little rules for my Instagram feed to give it a cohesive feel. For example, all photos must be of my garden, my home, and the plants that I grow. I also wanted my gallery to be relevant to the current season. It was fairly easy to develop content during the growing months but I knew I would hit a lull in the winter. In my experience, gardening outside is like cooking and nurturing houseplants is like baking. Outside is flexible, forgiving and organic while inside is precise, rigid and not intuitive for me at all. But after being a successful outdoor gardener for twenty years my little Instagram challenge has given me the motivation to become a proficient indoor gardener. I challenge all of you to share your gardening journeys on Instagram, as I have found the community very supportive and you all do such lovely work."

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My outdoor containers are all large, but I have found I prefer small containers for my indoor plants, as I tend to move them around.

This is my oldest living houseplant container--I've managed to keep it going for four years now. During the summer it is the centerpiece on my outdoor table.

Succulent cuttings make thoughtful gifts. My stepmom gave me these for my birthday a few years ago and they're still alive!

This container is a good example of the diversity both in texture and color of succulents.

This is my winter spot. It's the sunniest seat in the house and it's where I dream about and plan my upcoming growing season and read my "Fine Gardening."

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