Friday, July 26, 2013

Mini Succulent and Cactus Garden

I have many, many cacti and succulents in my home (and not just the fake ones I make for my Etsy shop). I loooove them ... There's so much variety, they hardly grow so they basically look the same all the time, and I can forget to water them for a month and they somehow still survive. So when I saw this post from A Beautiful Mess, I was inspired. I found the perfect planter for a dining table centerpiece at Salvation Army, then went to Lowe's and bought some cactus soil, a four-pack of succulents, and a couple cacti.

Since the pot doesn't have a drainage hole, I put some rocks in the bottom. The rocks are some I already had from using them as vase filler. Then I put a little soil in the bottom over the rocks ...
... Arranged the plants, then filled soil in around the plants and added some decorative stones to the top. This is what I ended up with:
I think it's pretty cute and makes a good centerpiece for our square table. This project was quick but a little more than I usually spend on my projects (around $30 for everything). I think it was totally worth it.

2 comments:

  1. A friend is starting a cacti garden and looking for unique ones. What would you suggest? Thanks, Anita

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    1. For this project, I just used ones I found at Lowes in the garden center. But Etsy.com also has quite a few sellers with unique succulents (just search "succulents" or "cacti").

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