Succulent gardens are fun and quite easy to create. With the wide variety available you can use your imagination to select the plants, and to find the perfect container that suits your needs. Remember that these thrive both inside and outdoors. You probably don’t want the outside plants to be in weather conditions below freezing, but some are hardier than others. Read the plant identification tag before you start this process. Work in a outside area on a table or preferable a potting bench.
Tutorial for Creating a Succulent Garden
1. Place a few stones in the bottom of your container. You may want to line nicer containers with either heavy plastic or a pot liner before adding the stones.
2. Have potting soil and decorative moss close by.
3. Place soil deep enough to plant your selected succulents. Carefully place the plants on top of the soil.
6. Finally, the fun part! Add decorative moss such as Reindeer or Spanish. You can even arrange decorative pebbles around the plants.
Creating a succulent garden could be a fun project for children and teenagers as well. Terracotta bowls or planters could be painted or stenciled to display them. These would make great gifts for Valentine’s Day, Mothers’ Day, birthdays, etc. Below are some whimsical arrangements I found at local plant centers. I actually purchased the teacup to use for another purpose, and for the fact that it was discounted 50%! Look around your home, and you might be surprised with the unique containers that turn up!
Thanks for taking a look,