If you've ever wanted to explore the world of gardening, you can always start by caring for a succulent. Take a trip to Szarek's Succulent Shack of Clinton, New York.

For those that don't know, succulent plants, also known just as succulents, are plants that retain water in arid climates or soil conditions. Simple terms, think of a cactus or plants you see in the south or desert. Other than Antarctica, succulents can be found within each continent.

The word succulent comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning 'juice', or 'sap'."

This past year, my household has been filled with succulents. My wife is part of a succulent of the month club, and honestly, these plants are pretty cool. They are pretty easy to maintain and take care of, as long as the cats and kids stay away. I've been impressed with what my wife has done with them.

While searching the good ole Google for places to buy succulents locally, I was shocked to find a place in Clinton called the Succulent Shack. Szarek's Succulent Shack is a farm stand, related to Szarek’s Greenhouse of Westmoreland.

We will carry succulents, herbs, organically grown veggies, veggie plants, local Honey, Maple Syrup, Oliver's Organic Eggs, Kriemhild butter, "The Apron Lady" aprons, Old Goat Salsa & Jam and more."

Who would have known you could buy succulents locally?

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