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Oct 15 / admin

Succulent Garden

I’ve jumped on the succulent bandwagon. Like everyone else, I have become moderately obsessed with these little guys. They are so cute, and seem difficult to kill, which is great for someone with my history of massive plant failure.

I got these particular plants at Home Depot (which has a surprisingly diverse selection). I’m not sure what they are called, but the two smaller ones were under $3 a piece, and the larger one came in at $8. Initially I put it back after hearing the price, but couldn’t leave it. With the fun little leaves, it is the clear favorite and the splurge (a whole $8!) seemed worth it.

While the appeal of planting them in a beautiful glass container was strong, everything I read about ensuring succulent success said it all had to do with drainage. Drilling holes in a pretty glass container quickly made this option far less desirable. I ended up using what I think was at one point a dish for a bonsai tree. It was a strange dusty black, so I spray painted it grey, which I think works really well with the grey-blue tone of the plants. It also has excellent drainage in the bottom which I covered with coffee filters to prevent soil leakage.

Overall I’m very pleased with the results. And I’ve managed to keep all three plants alive for over a week, even through the transplant process. A win all around!

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  1. Lynn C / Dec 26 2012

    What a great idea! Thanks for posting!

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