|Succulent garden in a cracked casserole dish|
This gorgeous but cracked pottery dish was too beautiful to throw out. No longer could we use it for baking. It required a new life as a succulent garden.
Easy Pretty: -fill the dish with store bought cactus soil
-plant some small succulent plants in the soil
-add some decorative sand and rocks.
|Easy pretty - succulents in broken ceramic dish|
Place the planter in a sunny south window in winter. In a northern climate the winter sun is low. Hours of sunshine are reduced and the sunlight is not strong. Even though the succulents are not growing vigorously in winter, they will benefit from the sunshine.
In summer, the growing succulents will be happier if planted outdoors, and re-potted and brought inside again in the fall. If kept indoors, they require more water in summer, but still not too much.
Vary the heights, shapes and sizes of the succulents for interest.
Place the damaged part of the planter at the back of the creation. Arrange the plants in a pleasing way.
Be artistic. Find pretty rocks, tiny statues, little pieces of driftwood for decoration. Keep out of reach of young kids, who will find the colorful, interesting planter irresistible.