I am so happy to welcome Stacy from Not Just A Housewife today as part of The Idea Room Summer Series! I love Stacy. She is a good friend and so creative. She can wield a power tool like nobody’s business and I love that about her. You are going to love her as much as I do. Be sure to stop by her blog for some amazing inspiration and projects.
Hello! I am Stacy and I blog over at Not Just A Housewife. I am excited to be guest posting here at my good friend’s Amy’s blog. Isn’t she awesome? I am going to share a simple DIY project that anyone can do. Succulents have become very popular and I think that two of the reasons are because they are harder to kill than regular house plants since they don’t need to be watered as regularly and because they can be planted in unconventional planters. The don’t need a ton of soil to survive since they have shallow root systems. I have seen them planted in old logs, shoes, tool boxes, and even old toys. So when I got this container I knew it would be the perfect place for a little succulent garden :) It needed a bit of a facelift first.
I cleaned it really well and then used spray paint in my favorite off white color, Heirloom White.
I have found that in my area, Home Depot is the best place to find a wide variety of succulent plants. I think succulent arrangements look best if you have different sized leaves, different, shapes, and different colors.
I filled the planter with a little potting soil and then took the succulents out of their little pots and placed them in the planter the way I thought they looked best. I filled in the gaps with more potting soil. There is a special kind of potting soils for cactus plants that has a more sandy feel to it. If you can find it, that is the best kind to use. And if your container doesn’t have drainage holes, add some gravel or other rocks at the bottom to aid in drainage. Do not over water. Allow the soil to dry out in between watering.
I put this next “my spot” on the couch. It is a sunny spot and I hope it will be happy there :)
Thanks for letting me share my project today. And please stop by my blog and check out all of my other projects, tutorials, recipes, and gardening!