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Do you love cactus and succulent plants? Then you’ll love our super simple tutorial on how to make your very own potted succulent garden!
Spring has finally made its way to New York and I couldn’t be happier. The sun is shining, the lilacs are in full bloom, and the windows are wide open. With all of these super warm temps and gorgeous blue skies, I was just itching to get outside and start working on more DIY projects. So I am thrilled to be partnering with Glade® and The Home Depot to add some summery touches to our home and get back to work on our deck project from last year!
When we last left off, my brother and husband had finished the deck, but we still had to decorate it. As we learned under my brother’s kind tutelage, DIY takes time but it’s usually worth it in the end! In our case, we worked on the deck almost every weekend last summer, and when it was finally finished, we just didn’t have any more juice in the tank to decorate it.
But now, we’re back in action so we headed off to Home Depot to pick up some patio pavers, soil, and a whole bunch of boxwood. For two busy parents, we spend a ridiculous amount of our free time walking up and down the aisles picking up all sorts of goodies for our home renovation projects. From decking supplies to bathroom cabinets, from plants to candles, we always seem to find what we need there.
On this trip, we needed patio pavers, soil, and boxwoods to create a really simple planting bed around the perimeter of our deck. This way, we could have a bit more privacy from our backyard neighbors while we’re sitting outside in the morning enjoying a nice cup of coffee watching the chickens catch worms.
I also wanted to make a potted succulent garden to place on a little side table that we purchased for the deck last year. This is our “hang out spot” and my husband and I like to relax and unwind up there while still being able to keep an eye on the kids. I’m madly in love with no-fuss, zen-like container gardens, so I also grabbed a bunch different cactus and succulent plants, a bag of light-colored rocks, and a shallow succulent planter.
The Glade ® Lavender & Peach Blossom Wax Melts inspired me to start this project. The lively scent of relaxing lavender and energizing peach was just what I needed to stay inspired and motivated on the tasks at hand. I have to say, the new planting bed looks terrific (thanks, Honey!) and our new container garden is exactly what our deck needed.
MAKE A POTTED SUCCULENT GARDEN
- a planter (we chose a dish garden pot)
- cactus and succulent plants
- potting soil for succulent plants
- light-colored, decorative planting rocks
Step 1: Rinse out your planter and add potting mix for succulent plants. Leave room to insert your cactus and succulent plants. Make sure you choose plants that stay small.
Step 2: Gently dig holes where you want your cactus and succulent plants to go. Remove them from their containers and gently untangle their roots. Be careful – they tend to have very shallow root systems and you don’t want to break them. Nestle your cactus and succulents in the holes.
Step 3: When you like the placement of your plants, add more soil and tamp it down to secure the succulents. Add the decorative rocks and water generously.
Step 4: Step back and admire your handiwork. Move your potted succulent garden outside to a sunny, summery location!
Here’s to summer,