DIY Succulent Container Garden

I like to think that I have a green thumb.
I can grow a mean petunia, and I am
just positive had I have lived in another
era I would have been part of a garden
club for ladies.

At least until the ladies realized that I am
not a master gardener.
I do not have a single houseplant.
So they would have made me the treasurer
because they are sweet and wouldn’t have
wanted to invite me not to return
simply because my thumb is more pink
than green.

You see I have seen these gorgeous
succulents everywhere.  And I love them.
I want some of my very own, but not
a clue on how to grow them.
So, with a little petunia-growing confidence
I jumped in my truck and headed for
The Home Depot.

A girl can find all of the lumber, paint,
chicken wire, power drills and dirt that
her heart desires there.  And just when
she thinks her cart cannot hold the
ingredients for another DIY home
improvement idea, alas, she spies the
cacti and succulents.

And her heart goes pitter-patter when
they look easy to grow.

I was sold by “water when dry” seemed
to be the growing recommendation on
many of the little succulent pots.  Not
to mention how pretty they are and
the incredible variety.
The choosing was the hardest part!

So I settled on this group of pretty plants
some Miracle Gro planting mix, and small
polished pebbles.  Once I was home I
dug out a couple of vintage kitchen
goodies I have been hanging onto for a
while.  A sifter and a jello mold.

I filled each container half full of dirt
and removing each of the plants from
it’s container, loosened up the roots a
bit and arranged them before adding
more Miracle Gro planting mix.  Next
I added a layer of they pretty polished
pebbles to the top and my succulent
container garden was done!  I have a
sunny spot that is perfect for these,
and since they are fairly hardy, I think
they will survive casa twelveOeight.

So I am now the proud owner of a
fabulous succulent container garden
all junky and gorgeous and I couldn’t
be happier about my project.  I cannot
wait to share the rest of my front
porch makeover soon!

If you have not seen the new Prepaid
Project Card from The Home Depot yet,
you will want to check it out.  It is a great
way to track your spending on projects big or
small and also a wonderful gift for the DIY’er
in your life.
*I was financially compensated for this post/review but all opinions expressed are 100% mine based on my experience*

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  1. Looks beautiful, Tanya.

  2. These look great! I love the look of succulents, and I've heard they are so easy to grow. I have a project in mind and can't wait to pick some of these things up!

  3. I love the look of these! …yep, probably hard to kill 🙂

  4. Perfect timing. I've been wanting to learn how to not kill succulents. Very lovely..

  5. So lovely! I have a black thumb! I even kill succulents. So sad. 🙂

  6. Tanya

    What a beautiful project!!! You always have such the touch!!!

    Have a wonderful day


  7. Love this! I'm actually creating one of these soon! They are so wonderful because you don't have to water them all that often AND they are beautiful too!


  8. Oh I so love your succulents they are pretty.

  9. What a beautiful garden you've created here!

  10. To me nothing says summer like succulents. Gorgeous! This is such an awesome post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us!


  11. Good for you! This looks so adorable. I have succulents in a basket for the first time, and they are actually surviving our heat.

  12. Believe it or not, yes hard to kill…but I have done it LOL! they lasted a long time though. Love your garden Tanya!

  13. I LOVE succulents! Yours look beautiful! You are going to love them! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  14. Love how you styled them Tanya; very pretty! & I understand you, I love succulents for the same reasons you do; pretty and easy to take care for! 🙂

  15. I love your succulent planter!!! It's so awesome….love the rocks, too!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

  16. I love your succulent! Have a nice weekend! Cristina

  17. I love your pretty little succulents! It is great to have plants that basically keep themselves alive!,

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