Summertime Succulents Part II
So now that you know all about Succulents
, it is time to put your creativity to work. The endless varieties of textures, colors, and shapes make succulents an ideal creative component to almost any gardening project. Here are a few of my favorite ideas to get you started.
Sunburst Succulent at FineGardening.com
For a simple but elegant effect use old goblets, wine glasses, or shallow bowls as a planter for small succulents.
Cute and simple wine glass succulents at BelleInspirations
Use old containers or crates to make rustic yet beautiful succulent planters. The planter below has rosette succulents in an old Pepsi crate.
Soda Succulent Planter
Add succulents to your container plantings. They look beautiful, thrive in our hot Iowa summers and will require less watering than most annuals.
Create a living “Quilt Block” using a square pot, succulents and a quilt block pattern. Plant a different succulent in each quadrant to give it a patterned look.
Succulent Garden Quilt Block
Living wreaths are beautiful way to use succulents. We carry all the supplies you need at the garden center to create your very own succulent wreath. Click here for a tutorial by Prudent Baby on how to make your own succulent wreath.
Living Succulent Wreath Tutorial by Prudent Baby
Living walls are one of the latest gardening trends sweeping the nation. They are a great way to garden if you have limited space or want to add some unique decor to your home. Succulents work very well for creating a living wall. Their multitude of colors and textures will create a wall that is visually stunning.
Succulent Living Wall at sunset.com
Fill a large container with Succulents for a big impact. This old fountain was transformed into a “fountain of succulents”. Birdbaths also work great for this concept on a smaller scale.
- Fountain of Succulents
Still need more inspirational succulent ideas? Visit my Saavy Succulents page on Pinterest.