a succulent GARDEN!

May 14, 2012

/ / / photo's & DIY by the fashion gal / / /

hello monday. wow, what a weekend! any Motha's out there?? how was your big day!? well the fireman, the frenchie {Charlie}, and i were on the go all weekend long. from parties to Mother's Day we squeezed in everything that was on our fun fulfilled to-do list... like make this killer ((mini)) succulent garden! it was definitely a team-effort because this was a gift for the fireman's {amazing} mom... so of course he had to help... right!?! right! here is our little rendition of a succulent garden... and the step-by-step!

**this {mini} garden would make a perfect House-Warming gift too!
 let's get started. . .
pour your ah-mazing cactus soil in. ((this stuff is crucial... you can get it at Home Depot, OSH, ect.)) 
cut your plastic pot down the side and remove your first succulent.
  loosely separate the plants roots & soil... then dig a small hole and plant your first (& largest) succulent!
 gently pat down your soil surrounding your first plant. now let's make a plan... then repeat!
 ok, here's the plan... lay out all your succulents and arrange them the way you think your mini garden will look best. we squeezed in 1 slightly larger succulent, 2 small/mediums, and 3 little mini's!
now REPEAT. ((continue planting one succulent at a time... and remember to enjoy the process!))
 {this is where i jumped in!} with your paint brush, lightly brush off the extra solid from your succulent leaves & pot.
and voila!

how was your weekend!?

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LoveT. said...

Beautiful Pictures! Love the succulent Garden ♡

Wish you a great Week :)

Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

I love cactuses so much, back at my parents home I had oven 10 plants, I miss them.

Tiffany said...

Great little mini garden. Very cute gift idea!

sip-n-wear said...

oh wow... what a cute idea for a gift!

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

I heart succulents in a huge way, and think this is the cutest thing eva! I bet she loved it!


Erika said...

Awesome gift idea!

Cathy said...

Fab blog! Tried to follow you via GFC but for some reason the link didn't work :( Thank you for commenting on my post :)

Annie said...

You are so cute & creative! Love this idea - and love the pop of pink that mini cactus gives :)

The Other Side of Gray

Molly and Mac said...

You and your husband are adorable we would love to follow back:)

MacKenzie and Molly

Marlen said...

ok that is the best mother's day present i've seen so far! i wish i saw this post earlier so i could have done it. i especially love the little gift of pretty gardening gloves, my mom would have loved that! ah well, next year for sure :)

Kira said...

I love that you added the gardening gloves, such a sweet touch!

Ashley said...

Wow, you are so creative! I love this idea. Now following your blog, hope you can do the same!


Unknown said...

I love succulents. Your arrangement is beautiful.


tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

we just planted some succulents the other day (well, my sister-in-law planted and I watched). :) great pictures.

Krista Lynn said...

I am loving this idea - it looks so simple!! And lovin' your blog!! =D

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