Sunday, May 27, 2012

Succulent Garden

I had been wanting to make a pretty succulent garden for inside my home for a while now, and I finally got around to it after finding the perfect container. I love having fresh flowers on my dining room table, but for the weeks when that just doesn't happen, this succulent garden can make a very nice centerpiece. Succulents are nice because they don't require a lot of care or water. You can forget about them for a few weeks, and they'll be just fine. (Not that I'm encouraging you to neglect your plants, but let's be real– we all forget sometimes!)

shallow glass vase
aquarium rocks
potting soil

1. Cover the bottom of the vase with pebbles and aquarium rocks for drainage. 2. Pour in a layer of sand and smooth over the rocks. 3. Add a layer of potting soil, pack it down, and smooth out. Repeat steps 2 + 3 until vase is nearly full, ending with soil. 4. Place succulents in vase, and pack soil in around them. 5. Lightly water in. 6. Place a few pebbles around the succulents for added decoration.


  1. Rhiannon
    this looks beautiful! You have the majik touch! xoxoxo

  2. I want to do this! I have a little one now but it is not doing so well. Maybe it needs more drainage? Maybe I need you to come over and love on my plants again.

    1. You need me to come over and love your plants again! Since this post, I have learned some other valuable things about succulents.