Spring is here, and the warm weather has arrived. Flowers will soon be blooming, and gardens will be flourishing. Jumpstart your outdoor activities this year with resources from Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Kansas City Homes. From patio redecorating and spring cleaning to crowd-favorite recipes, check out tips from ourBetter Living Blog.
A Beautiful Succulent Display
Known for vibrant colors and delicate textures, succulents are drought-tolerant plants that are easy to maintain. A mini succulent garden can add a pop of color to spruce up your outdoor area. Making the garden is as easy as one trip to the local nursery.
18-inch-diameter, 8-inch-deep pot
Cactus mix potting soil (small bag)
Five fist-size rocks
Dwarf Euphorbia milii (half-gallon)
25 succulent cuttings, assorted
Crushed black lava rock
White pumice (to go under blue tumbled glass)
Light blue tumbled glass
Building Your Garden
1. Fill your pot almost to the top with the cactus mix.
2. Place the rocks around the top to mimic a naturally occurring terrain. Now the real fun begins, and you can get your hands dirty.
3. Take your tall succulent, which in this case, is your Euphorbia Milii, and plant it in the middle, slightly off-center. Having the taller succulent adds a nice layered look to your mini garden.
4. Add in your succulent clippings, and spread them throughout the rest of the soil mix. When picking the clippings choose interesting colors and textures to give the garden some variety.
5. Alternate covering your soil with the black lava rock and the white pumice.
6. Add the tumbled glass on top of the pumice to give your garden some sparkle in the top layer.