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How to Grow and Style Succulents

How-To: Plant and Style Succulents

Here's a post from CasaSugar Community member CourtneyOutLoud from the Lovely Little Vignettes group:

I kill almost any plant that I touch. True story, I killed a fake tree by not realizing it was freeze dried and watering it while I house sat causing it to get mold. It's gotten so bad that my local nursery has a "Wanted" poster of me. However, when it comes to succulents, I have a green thumb -- I don't know how or why, but succulents "get me" and for that I am thankful.

I recently restyled my living room coffee table and wanted to create a small vignette using some leftover succulents I had from a container gardening project. Inspiration struck at Home Goods where I spotted three marble bathroom containers of varying heights that I thought would make perfect pots. Their creamy color and shapes would contrast nicely with the angular qualities of the succulents.

I prepped the pots with a thin layer of gravel for drainage and a tiny bit of charcoal since the pots don't drain. A layer of soil and the succulent were added to the pots. As mentioned, the containers don't have drainage holes, which I think is fine since the plants I used don't need much water.

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I love how the trio turned out!  At less than $30 for the containers & plants, it was the perfect quick plant project that I am pretty sure even I will be able to maintain.

For more design inspiration, check out my blog CourtneyOutLoud.wordpress.com.

Have you been working on any gardening vignettes lately? Be sure to share your photos with the Lovely Little Vignettes group!

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seefree seefree 5 years
Love it, Courtney!!!
adtafoya adtafoya 5 years
Cute! I love succulents, I wish they "got me"—I have been known to kill a few, so sad.
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