Saturday, June 26, 2010

Creating Miniature Succulent Gardens

Succulents are very forgiving plants,  you can pretty much plant and forget about them.  Which is why they are the perfect plant to use in container gardens.  In my garden, the succulent only has two enemies.  Chipmunks, which love to chew off their leaves for the water they hold inside of them.  The second enemy is water.  That is why it is important to use cactus soil, or some other fast drying soil when planting your succulents.
I lined this basket with cardboard, and then filled it with cactus soil and various succulents.

Adding little whimsical items such as miniatures chairs, birdhouses, etc.  add character to your garden.

This is one I created last year in a styrofoam fish box, which I made to look like concrete.


Kim said...

What a perfectly timed post. Somehow a hen&chick followed me home yesterday and I was thinking of a cute succulent planting ( inspired by a wreath I saw this week in Grand Rapids at the Meijer Garden). Thanks for reminder about cactus soil. Not too thrilled to see the billions of chipmunks in my yard will also, uh, like the planting!

Jenn's Cooking Garden! said...

Super cute stuff! I have been buying succulents here and there. I will have to post what I have done. Im glad I bought cactus soil. I almost didnt. You must have been sending me a subliminal message.

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

Hi, I found your blog by doing a google alert with the word succulents! These planters are great! I absolutely love them and would go great in my succulent/cactus world. I'm going to follow you. You should check out my new (kind of) blog and maybe join Cactus Monday!