A couple of weeks ago I posted a tutorial video on how to create an Amaryllis arrangement for Christmas. At that point it looked pretty with all the greens, but nothing compared to how it looks now when it’s bloomed! The photos don’t do it justice, it’s the most beautiful thing ❤️❤️❤️
I found a pretty plant terrarium on sale the other day and decided to make a decoration for Halloween. To get the Halloween look I added a plastic crow and a couple of spooky looking plants that I already had in the house.
Another weekend with dull weather – another succulent arrangement. This time I used a pretty bonsai pot at the local garden center. I chose succulents that go well with the color of the pot – concrete grey with touches of red.
Succulents need good drainage. That means letting water rinse quickly. Here’s how you keep them happy:
- Use a container with drainage whole. My container didn’t have holes so used a regular drill to make two – one on each side of the pot.
- Use succulent or cacti potting soil. It’s basically potting soil with sand and grit that allows quick drainage.
- Water moderately, especially during the winter months. Every 10-14 days is usually enough.
I got my hands on a bunch of succulents for half price. I’ve been making arrangements and touring them up because they just didn’t look right.
After quite a few failed attempts I realized what the problem was: most of the succulents were dark green – there wasn’t enough contrast and the arrangements looked dull.
I needed whites, reds and yellows. The colors that just happen to be fall colors. Luckily I keep a box full of fall decorations for fall wreaths. They came quite handy!
I made a flower arrangement using flowers from my own garden. Such a treat!
The garden center got new, stunning succulents in and I just couldn’t help myself.
It’s been raining most of the day so I kept busy with organizing and repotting my succulents. This is what came out of it. Not too bad =)