Turn a thrifted kitchen bowl into a beautiful succulent and rock garden.
Are you a fan of the succulent craze? I love all the different varieties that can be found and the amazing colors and shapes.
This easy craft is a great way to dip your toe into growing succulents or just create an amazing centerpiece full of them. And the addition of beautiful rocks makes it a succulent garden that everyone will admire.
Adding plants to your home will instantly brighten any space. If you are looking for low-maintenance plants to get you started, succulents are a great option.
So when my son wanted to wander the nursery while we were killing an hour the other day, I said yes!
We got sucked into all the amazing varieties of succulents. My son wouldn’t let me leave without a basket full of the happy little succulents and a bag of cactus potting soil!
We came home with our selection of succulents, but had no plan for them. They are tropical succulents so they had to be planted indoor. I decided to head to the thrift store to see if I could find some inspiration for a home for them.
That’s where I found this little gem! I am pretty sure it is a chicken roaster pan, but it was a beautiful color, has cute little handles and I loved that it is made out of pottery, but the best feature, it cost only $4.99! And it’s perfect for indoor planting because there are no drain holes to drip water all over the table.
Assembling my succulent rock garden was super easy and took only a few minutes. I filled the pot to the top with the cactus potting soil. The cactus potting soil is great for the succulents because it will not hold too much water in the soil.
This is also important since their are no drain holes, the succulents do not want to be sitting in water. I wanted the garden to mound up a little in the middle so I added a bit extra soil to the middle.
Then I started carefully pulling the succulents out of their little pots, shaking off the soil around their roots, then planting them in their new home. I arranged the taller ones toward the middle and the low ones around the outside.
After the succulents were all planted in their new home, I gathered up some pretty river rocks. I had these left over from another project and my kids have been playing with them in their sandbox. Sorry kids!
Then I carefully placed the pretty rocks around the succulents. And presto!
Isn’t it so pretty.
I’m hoping I can keep my fancy new succulent rock garden alive and pretty! If I can manage that, I might have to branch out and try some other indoor plants.
But I’m starting with my pretty succulents. Baby steps!
What kind of plants do you like to grow indoors?