I found a pretty plant terrarium on sale the other day and decided to make a decoration for Halloween. To get the Halloween look I added a plastic crow and a couple of spooky looking plants that I already had in the house.
Another weekend with dull weather – another succulent arrangement. This time I used a pretty bonsai pot at the local garden center. I chose succulents that go well with the color of the pot – concrete grey with touches of red.
Succulents need good drainage. That means letting water rinse quickly. Here’s how you keep them happy:
- Use a container with drainage whole. My container didn’t have holes so used a regular drill to make two – one on each side of the pot.
- Use succulent or cacti potting soil. It’s basically potting soil with sand and grit that allows quick drainage.
- Water moderately, especially during the winter months. Every 10-14 days is usually enough.
I got my hands on a bunch of succulents for half price. I’ve been making arrangements and touring them up because they just didn’t look right.
After quite a few failed attempts I realized what the problem was: most of the succulents were dark green – there wasn’t enough contrast and the arrangements looked dull.
I needed whites, reds and yellows. The colors that just happen to be fall colors. Luckily I keep a box full of fall decorations for fall wreaths. They came quite handy!
I made an flower arrangement using flowers from my own garden. Such a treat!
The garden center got some new succulents in and I just couldn’t help myself.
I had some leftover space that was just big enough for this little guy.
It’s been raining most of the day so I kept busy with organizing and repotting my succulents. This is what came out of it. Not too bad =)