Please welcome the fabulous April, from House by Hoff. She is going to talk to us about a fun indoor gardening project while I’m adjusting to the first full day of being at home with two kids. Right now Drew is riding around the downstairs on his Radio Flyer tricycle with AJ chasing him while Elle is soundly sleeping next to me in her chair. Come back tomorrow for Part Two of Elle’s birth story (you can read Part One here)… and I’d love love love if you’d vote today for the Circle of Mom home bloggers. You can check out the bottom of the post for more info.
Hello Migonis Home readers!
I’m April, from House by Hoff, and I am so pleased to be back today for another guest post on Migonis Home! Today I want to tell you about a recent project of mine:
Yup, a container garden of succulents! These little beauties are quite the trend in home decor, and I’m never too cool to participate in a home trend. (Fashion trend, maybe, but home trend, never.)
Here is what you’ll need to create your own succulent garden:
When I bought the succulents, at my local greenhouse, the very helpful lady who worked there suggested that I buy cactus soil. I bought 3 bags of “decor” pebbles from JoAnn. The succulents cost around $5 each. I bought 4 succulents, but only ended up using 3 in my garden. The long galvanized container was purchased at Michael’s. It’s perfect because it came with a plastic liner to protect the container itself.
Now, I want to pause for a moment for a bit of a confession. I do not, I repeat do not have a “green thumb”. Part of the reason why this succulent garden appeals to me is that it is very low maintenance. My instructions are based on what the very nice lady at the greenhouse (remember her?) and my youtube research has taught me about planting succulent gardens.
Alrighty, let’s proceed!
1. Have a layer of gravel, or in this case “decor pebbles” at the bottom of your container for proper water drainage.
2. Place your succulents where you want them…easy enough!
3. Add your cactus soil around plants.
4. Add another pebble layer on top of soil (this is purely decorative). I cut the bottom off of a water bottle and scooped the pebbles into the bottle. Pouring them through the top makes placement of pebbles around your plants more precise.
5. Step back and admire
your mess your finished project.
6. Add Popsicle sticks or clothespins labeling each plant. (Ok, you don’t have to do that part if you don’t want.)
Water succulents only once a week! I will water these 3 with 1/4 cup water once a week, per nice lady’s instructions.
Isn’t that easy?
I hope you found this tutorial helpful!
Make sure to come on over to House by Hoff often! I’d love to have you! 🙂
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