Thursday, April 3, 2014

Easy Cactus & Succuent Garden

Hey everyone!

First off, thank you so much for all your wonderful comments yesterday on my Finding Your Decorating Style & When Not to Compromise post.  I truly, truly value each and every one of your comments and opinions.

Secondly, today I'm sharing a post that was originally publish over at Jennifer Rizzo where I am a monthly contributor.

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Around this time of year I am desperate to add in plants and a spring touch to my home.
 
 

 
 
Recently, I created a cactus and succulent garden for my living room. It was easy, inexpensive and gives me just a hint that soon the weather will be warm.
 
 
 
 
Supplies: a container of your choice (I used a vintage milk glass bowl from a tag sale), cactus soil mix, activated charcoal and drainage pebbles (all found at the garden store), cactus and succulents, gloves, decorative rocks and figurines (optional)

 
(1) To start, place about 1 1/2" of the small drainage pebbles in your chosen container. Make sure your pebbles are level.
(2) Next, put a thin layer of activated charcoal in the container; about 1/2".
(3) and (4) Add a few inches of the cactus soil mix, level and make small holes to plant your cacti and succulents in. (Use your gloves with the cacti!)
(5) Lastly, top with some more of the drainage pebbles (I thought this gave it a nice, finished look), and any decorative elements that you've collected for this project. I used some polished rocks from the dollar store and tiny brass animals.
 
Keep it in a sunny spot, water infrequently and enjoy!
 
 
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So, I actually made this garden a couple of months ago. And, I am thrilled to say that all three plants are still alive. No thanks to Figgy, who has repeatedly dug up one of the plants. Why he has a death wish for one particular plant, I haven't a clue...







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11 comments:

  1. i have almost the exact same thing on my coffee table, so um, yeah, i love it. it's freaking perfect. ;)

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  2. This looks awesome! I am pretty terrible at keeping plants alive, but I would love to try with something like this.

    Ashley Minck
    www.minck.squarespace.com

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  3. The camels make it extra special. So so pretty!

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  4. OMGosh! That is so super cute with the camels. I am pinning that!

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  5. Had to go back and see where the other two camels were:) Love the milkglass bowl too!

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  6. so cute angela.

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  7. I think succulents look so pretty. I've never grown them before, but I've heard that they're easy. Thanks for the garden tutorial. It looks so nice!

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  8. I want to do this for my living room coffee table! I'm inspired to get to Goodwill after my physical therapy today and see if they have any nice bowls, I LOVE your milk glass one.

    Kim

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  9. I want to do this for my living room coffee table! I'm inspired to get to Goodwill after my physical therapy today and see if they have any nice bowls, I LOVE your milk glass one.

    Kim

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  10. I love succulents and milk glass, so this is a winner for me!

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