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18 Aug, 2014

Growing my own good luck

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Oh! Things!

Clover makes me happy.

The container in this photo is a cube-shaped flower pot made out of clear glass. It’s on the smallish side, maybe 4″x4″… the former home of a succulent that my eldest killed from neglect. I was going to pitch the whole thing but at the last minute I was convinced to keep it and reuse it for something else. I added a bit of soil, dropped in some clover seeds, left it on the windowsill, and waited.

The little clovers are so cheery, waving around like that. I wonder if there’s a four-leafer in there somewhere?

2 Responses to "Growing my own good luck"

1 | Jenny

September 6th, 2014 at 8:00 pm


I love this idea! I could really use some “luck” these days. Did this take long to grow?

2 | andrea tomkins

September 7th, 2014 at 5:12 pm


Not really! Only took a short time to sprout. Maybe a couple weeks?

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