Saturday, April 25, 2009

Succulent designs

There's nothing easier than growing succulents, and now the designs seem endless for incorporating them in with nearly anything.

Flora Grubb's succulent garden designs are extremely unique, found via Katie Elliot. I love the idea of making a wreath made from succulents, very summery and would make a beautiful centerpiece for outdoor entertaining.

Directions for making wreath similar to Flora's design from
Martha's website.

Tools and Materials
Succulents (Martha used Aeonium, Crassula, Echeveria, Gasteria, Haworthia, Kalanchoe, Sedum, and Sempervivum)
12-inch wire wreath frame
Sphagnum moss
Moistened soil
Copper wire
Pencil (or screwdriver)

Succulent Cuttings How-To
1. Cut off piece of succulent 2 to 3 inches long.

2. Leave cuttings out for a few days in order for them to dry and create calluses on the bottoms. New roots will grow from the stem.

Sphagnum Wreath How-To
1. Place a 12-inch wire wreath frame on sphagnum moss.

2. Pack moistened soil into frame.

3. Wrap moss around frame and soil.

4. Secure to frame with copper wire and wrap tightly.

5. Plant succulents into wreath. Use a pencil (or screwdriver) to help make holes.

6. Place succulent roots into holes. Press moss around roots and secure with floral pins, if necessary. Don't bunch them too tightly as they need room to grow. The succulents will take approximately 6 months to fully grow, depending on their environment. Don't hang upright until roots have fully grown.

7. To water, submerge in water for 10 minutes. Allow to dry completely between watering. Fertilize about once every 6 weeks.

How cute are these?! Rhonda Patton Designs

I am falling in love with succulents as wall art...this interesting wall art is from Big Red Sun via Fresh Dirt. Pin It Now!

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea! I think I am going to have to find a space for it on the fence in my garden. I bet my little girls would love to help me make this seems easy enough.



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