Succulent garden designs

Introduction

Due to their nature, sufferers are plants that do not require as much care as other types of plants since they are quite resistant to pests and diseases. These take very varied and striking shapes: oval, round, bushy, arboreal, with long or short spiny leaves. Given such a wide variety of specimens, it is relatively easy to get a suitable desert space in our home. In several sections, we will give you the necessary measures to design, care for and properly choose your garden for succulents.

Design a succulent garden

Designing a succulent garden is quite possible in warm, temperate, and moderate cold climates. However, if the location where you are located has a temperature where winter predominates most of the time, you can assemble it in pots to move it indoors or a greenhouse during the winter. Suppose you are not so ambitious or have few resources. In that case, you can opt for a smaller-scale garden inside your home. Here, we will talk about designing and caring for a succulent garden outdoors that allows us to play with the shapes, colors, and textures of these plants and thus make our garden a more pleasant landscape for our eyes.

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Create your own great succulent garden

In the design of a succulent garden, we consider the location, the type of soil, the level of humidity that it has, and the types of plants that we will use for the design itself. Remember that some succulents are more resistant than others. We must take this into account compared to the time with the time you can have to dedicate to the garden. You should always plan your succulent garden design, considering each one’s space to grow and develop.

Choice of terrain

The choice of soil is very important, as it always happens when you are about to start growing a new plant. The best soil for succulents is rich, full-bodied soil that is rich in nutrients and capable of absorbing excess water. Succulents require well-draining soil. Compo’s substrate for cacti and succulents has been used for a long time, and it works very well. However, in summer and in such dry climates, it can be too loose and dries too quickly. To increase water retention, the ideal would be to mix it with a universal substrate. But this is a factor that depends on the climate, and in each geographical area, this can vary. It is best to always start with a sandy substrate, with a tendency to dry quickly. Now we will mention some tips on how to choose the ideal soil for your succulents:

  • Choose a place that is sunny and that it traces the space you want to fill.
  • Verify that the soil and drainage conditions make a hole at least 12 inches deep and fill it with water. If the water manages to be drained in 30 minutes, the soil is porous and efficient enough for cacti and succulents. Otherwise, you will need to add at least 3 inches of sand to fix the drainage and texture.
  • Cover the area with a layer of pebbles so that these act as mulch that prevents any type of weeds.
  • Try to be very attentive to insect pests and combat them with garden soap and water.

How to use the right soil

Succulents are the plants for gardeners who have neither the time nor the experience to devote themselves thoroughly to the more conventional gardens since they grow in sandy and rocky soils. Also, an essential factor is that they grow better with less water than many flowers, grasses, and shrubs. They do not need as much care. What they need is the correct soil mixture. Regular garden or potting mixes often won’t cut it. The best way to ensure happy plants is to make your own mix with a few easy-to-find gardening staples.

Soil properties

Succulent soil mixes should be fast-draining. When these soil mixes do not drain quickly, this means that they hold too much water near the roots. It also makes them heavy and compact, restricting airflow to the roots. Excess water and packed soil don’t take long to rot the succulent plant’s delicate root system. To solve this problem, you must change the succulent’s soil with sand, gravel, or other materials to speed up drainage and create a more porous soil mix.

Soil nutrients

The best succulent mixes have enough nutrients to support healthy growth. As the plants consume these nutrients, they must be replaced by others of higher quality. It is recommended to use a fairly balanced plant fertilizer that contains a high amount of nutrients that can help the soil, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, preferably in a ratio of 10-10-10. Dilute the fertilizer to 1/4 of its normal strength and apply it when watering. Fertilize at least once in the spring and again in the summer when your succulents are growing the most.

Sand and gravel

In addition to the occasional fertilization, the soil mixes you create are all you need to grow healthy succulents. There are other tips you can take into account to give your soil even more improvement. A few other gardeners add a layer of gravel or sand to the top of the soil, which serves two purposes. First of all, you cleanly finish your planter. Second, it helps decrease the rate of evaporation of water from the soil, which lengthens the time between waterings.

Mix minerals

There is no one succulent confection that works best for all plants and gardeners. In fact, creating soil mixtures is an art form that gardeners often perfect over time. Gardeners use a mixture of 1/2 part compost, 1 part pumice stone or sharp builder’s sand, and 2 parts wood bark or coir-based potting soil. You can also try gravel, volcanic rock, or crushed granite in your mix.

Place the plants according to the needs of water and light

Ideally, when designing this type of garden, you place the plants due to their basic needs. As succulents are plants that need a lot of lighting, we must place them in a place where sunlight is almost always full. But do not overdo it. It would be best to find an intermediate point for these and thus avoid any type of problems with the plants. It is also recommended that plants with similar types of care are chosen to monitor our succulents is more simple. If you do not have enough resources, this measure can help you spend much less on material and money.

Succulents with matching colors and patterns

First, a small list of the colorful succulents will be released. Then they will be announced on how to do so that they can combine not only with themselves but also with their environment.

Truncated Haworthia (Haworthia truncata)

Hailing from South Africa, they have fleshy, bluish-green leaves that can turn orange, yellow, or coppery if they get a lot of sun. Some have small white flowers and can be placed in pots and planters in the living room or bedroom.

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Red flames (Crassula capitella)

Originally from southern Africa, they have green and red leaves ending in a point. Being more intense, the more sun there is. In summer, slightly aromatic white flowers sprout. They are ideal for pots on balconies and the hall of your house.

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Stone cactus (Lithops)

They are small, very fleshy plants from South Africa. Two leaves form them joined in their length with textures on their surface. Yellow or white flowers appear between the leaves and are used in pots in the living room, kitchen, or bedroom. However, they can also be used outdoors and look just as beautiful outdoors.

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Senecio seperns (Kleinia repens)

This South African species has thin, elongated bluish-green leaves with pointed ends, with small cream-colored flowers. They are usually placed in hanging pots in the living room or dining room and in the kitchen or hall.

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Lavender pebbles (Graptopetalum amethystinum)

Native to Jalisco, they have thick leaves that form gray or gray-green rosettes, although some varieties turn purple and pink. They present white flowers in spring and are placed in combination with other succulents by the window, in the living room, kitchen or bedroom.

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Other succulents

A few Echinocactusgrussonii, Agaves, maybe a Yucca. All these plants are very compatible, requiring the same care, this being sun and regular watering 2 or 3 times a week. Of course, we must make sure that those that grow the most, like Columnar cacti, Yuca, Dracaena, and Agave, have the optimal space to be able to develop more naturally.

Take advantage of the stones and rocks to offer better contrast. Succulents don’t really need a lot of soil to grow and can even thrive on stones. So if you have very rocky terrain, don’t worry. Put a few succulents or cacti, and you will see it takes a very rustic and desert tone, quite good. As touch is significant and interesting enough, it is highly recommended to cover the ground with decorative sand so that the plants feel as if they were in their place of origin.

You can take advantage of the succulents’ colorful details to form a great contrast in your garden and make it look more striking. You can combine the plants, take advantage of the spaces in your garden, make the most of the rocks, stones, and even the own details of your home. And if you are looking for a more arid and dry style that is more like a desert, the best thing you can do is follow the recommendations above, so you have a good reference for it.

Conclusion

Finally, it is hoped that thanks to this knowledge, we can have more information when preparing our succulent garden, design it and also learn about how we should make it look aesthetic and neat. It also explains how we should choose the right soil and what to do so that this soil is not suitable if it is not the perfect one to grow our succulents.

Pachyphytum Oviferum — Moonstones Succulent

Pachyphytum Oviferum - Moonstones

Moonstones are one of those succulents that give this plant group a reverence. Its shape and color are just in line with why these members of succulents are priced aesthetic possessions.

You see, in the other plant types, green is all you’re getting and the occasional different colors when they bloom. Well, that’s still great. But since succulents entered the scene, good enough is no longer an option. Think about it – will you limit yourself with a few almost identical plants when you can get more than that in terms of shape, size, and color?

Of course not.

You’ll go for variety – and moonstones is among the available options. Dive in right below and get all the scoop about this cupcake succulent

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Moonstones – in the botanical world

Moonstones belong to the genus Pachyphytum and the oviferum species. So in the botanical world, it goes by the name Pachyphytum oviferum – which is a reference to the shape of its leaves. More about the leaves later. But here’s a spoiler – the name of this succulent translates roughly to “thick plant that bears eggs”.

Can you guess the said shape of this succulent as from this translation?

Aside from the common name moonstones, this beauty is also called sugar almond plant – another name from the appearance of the leaves.

This succulent can grow in soil to a height of up to 10 cm and spreads around to 30 cm maximum around the soil as well. Stems are white and bare up to 15 leaves.

The leaves have a varying color combination – they can be either blueish- purple or a faded blue-green. This gives them a resemblance to a confection of sugared almond hence the name above. They are egg-shaped, a property that gave the plant the Pachyphytum oviferum scientific name.

Flowers come in winter and early spring. The petals are red-orange while the sepals have the same pigmentation as the leaves.

As with a good deal of succulents, moonstones are endemic to Mexico.

Learn how to plant your moonstone succulent correctly with “Choosing the Right Pot for Your Succulents“. See how to plant your succulents now.

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Moonstones are endemic to Mexico @rareplant.me

How To Take Care of Moonstones

Pachyphyta overiferum has a penchant for thriving under minimal care – typical succulent tendencies. So with the occasional attention, you still have a high likelihood of having a cheerful plant. Good for the busy side of you.

But what if you’re just a starter with no idea how frequent this occasional checkup should be? What are the ideal conditions for your plant? Below is a checklist of what you need to keep an eye on – or at least try to.

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How to take care of moonstones @groentje_saskia

Lighting

Moonstones can survive well both in full and partial sunlight. Your area will determine if it’s former or the latter.

In areas with particularly intensely hot summers, you should make a point of shielding your plant off from the afternoon sun rays. Otherwise, a sunny spot for the moonstones is enough to give your plant the required dose of light energy.

Indoors, be sure to place your plant in a sunny window and make a point of rotating that pot every few days. Elongated stems and faded foliage won’t help in scoring the aesthetic appeal you’d wish for. We recommend this grow light to help out your little beauties.

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Ideal climate

Sugaralmond plants fall in the USDA hardiness zone of between 10a to 11b. These are areas with temperature ranges of 30o F to 50o F (-1.1oC – 10o C). But as usual, there is always room for compromise.

On the lower side, temperatures of up to 20o F (-6o C) are tolerable. Anything beyond this point is a kiss of death for your plant. And that means frosty conditions should be avoided at all costs.

Bring your plant indoors when the very cold months set in.

Be sure to take a look at “Summer & Winter Succulents: What’s the Difference?” for a guide on how different seasons affect your succulents.

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Moonstones with droplets @groentje_saskia

Watering your moonstones

The watering routine of the moonstones is identical to that of most succulents. That is you need to let the potting medium to dry out between watering sessions. That way, you won’t have to deal with the menace that comes with root rot.

You can easily tell if your plant needs water by touching the leaves. A firm feel means they’re just fine. On the other hand, soft leaves mean you need to make it rain.

A precaution though – do this to the leaves near the base of the stem. You’re going to end up with a spotted plant if you touch the other leaves. That isn’t particularly appealing.

Unlike most succulents, moonstones need more watering during the winter as this is its growing season. Keep that in mind.

While at it, make sure the water doesn’t come into contact with the leaves. They can easily be damaged.

Don’t miss out on our exclusive ebook “The Correct Way to Water Succulents” for a full guide to watering all your succulents. Check it out!

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Moonstones in Garden @groentje_saskia

The best soil for moonstones

Any soil that retains water for long periods is a no for moonstones. Make sure to settle on a medium that drains first enough.

You can come up with one by mixing a few available materials – the most common are sand, perlite/pumice, and regular potting soil. A mixture of the three will give you the perfect potting medium for your plant. Another great combination is compost and sand.

Alternatively, you can skip all this and simply purchase a ready-made commercial cactus/succulent mix.

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Interested in learning how to make your own mix? Check out “How to Make Your own Succulent Soil at Home” for a full guide.

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Moonstones – Pachyphytum Oviferum @suerrealis

Propagation

Pachyphyta oviferum is easy to propagate via leaf cuttings. Follow the steps below

  • Cut a young leaf from the center of the rosette
  • Allow it some time for the cut part to callous – usually, a day is enough
  • Place the leaf into a slightly moist well-draining potting mix
  • Wait until a new rosette forms and repot the new rosette after enough roots have developed. Be sure to pluck off the older leaf.

You can speed up the rooting process by dipping the leaf-cutting in a rooting hormone before placing it in a potting medium. Also, instead of using a potting medium, consider replacing it with sand for better and faster rooting.

Need more tips to propagate your succulent? Check out “5 Tips for Propagating Succulents” for more.

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Pachyphyta oviferum is easy to propagate via leaf cuttings. @gaymessucculents

Repotting moonstones

Repotting is especially essential when you’ve just purchased your plant. You can also repot your moonstones if it has overgrown its current container.

The most important piece of the whole puzzle to consider is the potting mix – remember how it should be? No two ways about it.

Important to note also is the depth of the stem in the current container. When making that move, you must maintain the depth to protect the stem from rot.

Finally, remember the rule about leaves – no touching.

It is advisable to repot your plant during its active growth season – winter, that is. Give it some time to settle in before you resume the watering routine. Learn more by reading: “The Art of Repotting Succulents – The Right Way”.

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Moonstones can be purchased just about anywhere with a stock of succulents for sale. Be sure to check out our whole piece on “Where to Buy Succulents“.

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Thank you for reading! Let us know in the comments below what succulents you have laying around inside your home?

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DIY Fairy Garden Ideas (Easy & Convenient)

DIY Fairy Garden Ideas

An excellent way to display an array of succulents is through an enchanting fairy garden. These miniature fairy gardens are ideal for both indoor and outdoor placements. They add a sense of magic to anywhere that they have been placed. They also enable a gardener, whether experienced or just starting, to create something stunning with small plants. They tell a story, incorporating plants with props to unleash the imagination. Here are a few easy and convenient DIY Fairy Garden Ideas that will bring your fantasy to life.

The base of your fairy garden

In this case, the base refers to where you will be growing your fairy garden. Due to all the character, it will embody, it is best to have a type of container you select to grow the garden. When indoors, this could be a wide and shallow pot that will allow you to put plenty of small plants within it. A ceramic birdbath has just the right depth, and all you need to do is put a few drainage holes in at the bottom. You could even use a large basin that you repurpose.

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Outdoors, an interesting log or a tree stump would be excellent for a whimsical fairy garden. There are fairy gardens that have been grown against a garden wall, or as a feature at the entrance of the main garden. Large wide pots are also ideal for an outdoor fairy garden. Where one does not have this shape, a gorgeous tiny picket fence may be used instead.

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Should you have a flair for being artistic, you could also create layered looks with different containers. These could include arranging wide pots in an asymmetric stair pattern for outdoors. Indoors, you could create a similar effect by careful placement of broken pot pieces.

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Gather some props

Let your imagination run wild. What would be the perfect addition to your Fairy Garden? There are some that you will find in other gardens, while others will take you back to the nostalgia of being a child. Consider putting together props such as little plastic toadstools and animals, small fairies, fairy wings, tiny cottages, and smooth stones. These stones can be used to create footpaths within the garden and also borders. Small round pieces of wood can be used to make little stools.

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Put together your succulents

Fairy gardens are mystical and beautiful, allowing for the use of many types of succulents. To add to its features, it is worth planting succulents of different widths and height. Also, succulents that flower more than once a year are ideal for adding even more color to this small landscape. Here are ten succulents that you can start with: –

1. Echeveria

There are so many varieties to choose from, and no fairy garden would be complete without the delicate rosette pattern of the Echeveria plant. These evergreen plants are striking and can be grown in clusters or individual plants within the fairy garden. The best option for a fairy garden is Echeveria Minima, the smallest of this type of plant. It can grow alone or in clusters.

2. Lithops

A key part of any fairy garden is little rocks that can be used along borders, or to create footpaths. Rather than using actual rocks, the Lithops succulent is a brilliant option. This tiny succulent from the ice plant family resembles a rock, which is probably why they are known as living stones. They need little water and look beautiful when they are in bloom.

3. The panda plant

This succulent has small fleshy green leaves with brown spots along the edges. It appears to be furry and has a velvety feel when touched. This has earned it the nickname ‘Pussy Ears’ since the leaves resemble the ears of a cat. The panda plants are small in size and give the illusion of being a tree within the fairy garden as they get taller.

4. Button cactus

A small cactus that grows erect, typically between 1-6 inches in height. The shape resembles a globe, and rather than the traditional green, it has a more gray color. It is quite easy to grow and will do well both as an indoor or outdoor plant.

5. Sedum japonicum

If you are looking to create a ground cover with your succulent, this one is ideal. The leaves will appear to have yellow tones when in sunlight, and in the shade, they will appear to be more green. When growing, it tends to hug the ground, which is why it is ideal as a ground cover plant. It needs a little bit more water than your typical succulent.

6. Crassula helmsii

Your fairy garden may have a small water feature or tiny pond. Although succulents typically need little water, this is one succulent that can grow in water being able to float. When in bloom, it has small white flowers.

7. The common houseleek

A succulent that grows in various sizes, taking up the shape of the rosettes. It will have a main rosette plant, and then at the base, small little rosette offsets. Where it is planted, it will appear to provide full coverage on the ground.

8. Zebra plant

The Zebra Plant succulent features long sharp leaves with white ridges, hence its name. It adds height to the garden and can grow well around other plants, and with minimal water. It is also resistant to common pests and diseases that affect succulents. Another advantage, it grows very slowly.

9. Lampranthus blandus

These are excellent to grow at the back of your fairy garden since they tend to be taller than other plants. They are a lovely dark shade of green, with leaves that are angular in shape. The garden gets a touch of color from the bright pink stems and flowers when it is in bloom.

10. Aylostera narvaecensis

This small cactus grows in clusters and remains close to the ground. It features soft, sharp spines, and when in flower, has large rose-pink flowers. Like any cacti, it can survive with very little water, and in hot conditions as well. It is also able to stay growing in low temperatures too.

For a touch of color or character, you can include some herb plants to your succulent garden. They have leaves of different shapes, which will add a different type of beauty to your fairy garden. For example, a small rosemary bush gives the impression of a little forest within your fairy garden.

 

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Creating your fairy garden

To begin, you should fill your gardening container (basin, tree stump, or whatever you have decided to use) with some potting soil. Remember to mix gravel into the potting soil so that it is more aerated to enable the growth of your succulents. Also, ensure that there are appropriate drainage holes in place.

Once done, you should position your props as you prefer. This will allow you to see the space that remains for you to fill in your plants. After that, you’re going to plant your succulents. Remember, you can plant them close together to achieve a stunning look and also to manage growth. Ideally, plant the large succulents first, especially the ones that have some height so you can ensure that they are well placed around the props or back of the growing container. The smaller plants can then be used to fill in the gaps. Should there still be some gaps that remain, they can be filled with a few small, smooth pebbles.

Try this succulent mix just for your fairy garden!

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Tips for your fairy garden

Several tips can help ensure growing your succulent fairy garden is easy and convenient. They include:

1. Choose the right succulent – Generally, succulents grow quite slowly. When starting with your fairy garden, choose young succulents and smaller succulent varieties. To control how quickly and how large they grow, plant them close to each other. Also, water sparingly.

2. Over time, a challenge you may face is your plants grow too big for the fairy garden. To control this, ensure that your plants are grown in shallow pots. This limits the depth that the roots can reach, which will also inhibit rapid growth.

3. You may be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing accessories and Knick knacks for your garden. Make it simple by choosing a specific theme and then getting what you need to match this theme.

4. Some of the plants that you will include in your fairy garden may be toxic to pets. Be careful about where you place your garden so that everyone who comes into contact with it can enjoy it safely.

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A fairy garden with cacti @thepetalsedge

A fairy garden can be a project that is long term, one where you keep adding elements to make it better and better. Being able to use props means that the only thing that will hold you back is your imagination. Take time to grow your fairy garden. It is a great conversation piece and will teach you a lot about succulents and how to grow them in stunning arrangements.

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Thank you for reading! Enjoyed learning about DIY fairy garden ideas? If so, you’ll really enjoy our ebook about “Essential Tools for Planting the Best Succulents“. With this ebook, you’ll find yourself more detailed answers that’ll help your succulent grow even better! With thousands of succulent lovers enjoying our ebooks, you don’t want to miss out on what works the best to grow your succulents. 

Happy Planting! 🌵

8 Amazing Succulent Gift Ideas You Should Know

8 Amazing Succulent Gift Ideas

Here’s a guess: as a succulent lover, you probably have a couple of like-minded friends – the people in your circle who swear by these popular houseplants.

And being close to them, you want to at least surprise them one of these fine days. It’s only natural. And what better way of doing this than a gift that appeals to their favorite plant life?

Not to bore you though. Pick any of the following amazing succulent gift ideas the next time you want to surprise a that close friend who’s a succulent junkie.

8 Amazing Succulent Gift Ideas
Token of Sympathy @contrivecreations

1. Decor Elements

Succulent plants are a great addition to interior spaces. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have your friend take it a notch higher.

There are a few home accessories that are sure to make that room even chicer – throw pillows for instance. You can get a cover with drawings of succulent plants or, better, a pillow shaped in the form of cactus. Cactus crochet and succulent prints are other equally-appealing interiors additions.

And the decorations here don’t have to just be fixed on walls or the seats. Phone and laptop covers – dotted with succulents – are available too. 

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2. Succulent Planters

We all know succulents (or any other houseplants for that matter) don’t grow just anywhere. You have to raise them in designated containers – A.K.A planters.

And your friend could use some. You never know – maybe he/she was just on the verge of shopping for a couple them. What a pleasant surprise when you swoop in with one.

What’s more, you can spice things up by going for unique shapes, sizes and makes.

Instead of the usual round pots, you can bring on owl-shaped and hexagonal planters. And instead of containers suitable only for sitting on horizontal surfaces, you can gift your friends some wall planters for those small succulents they may wish to show off. Check out these wall planters we found just for you.

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Imagine the added aesthetic appeal – just breathtaking.

8 Amazing Succulent Gift Ideas
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3. Succulent Care Supplies

You can help your buddies keep those beauties glowing by gifting them care kits.

It could be that exceptional fertilizer you use but your friend isn’t aware of or a single tool you deem perfect. They’ll thank you, for the second time, when their babies throw out their most beautiful forms.

You can also go above and beyond with a toolset. Grab a collection of all the tools your friend can use to propagate, prune, water and plant succulents. Won’t that be amazing?

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4. Succulent-Themed Personal Accessories

Got that friend obsessed with jewelry just as they are with succulents? Then giving them a succulent-themed piece can be an amazing idea.

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There is serious variety here by the way when you consider all the jewel options out there. Think about earrings, rings, watches – name it. You’re sure to bump into a number of them bearing some referral to the succulent world.

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5. Amazing Succulent Gift Ideas – Succulent Books, Garden Journal, Notecards

Succulent books and garden journals are handy in growing succulents. The books widen your friend’s knowledge scope. The journal, on the other hand, helps keep track of individual plants. A perfect combo to raise healthy plants.

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Notecards are another proclamation of succulent love – just like the décor elements and personal accessories above. You can get a collection of them with succulent illustrations for your friend.

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Be sure to check out our collection of ebooks as well as a potential gift. Take for example our ebook “Rare Succulents You Wish You Knew About” Surprise your friends with interesting succulents they’ve probably never heard of before.

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6. Apparel

Apparels have been used and are still being used to reflect beliefs and passions people hold so dear. So why not the same for succulent heads?

You won’t be short of a piece of clothing out there bearing a cactus or any other popular succulent. It could be a sweatshirt, a pair of socks or a T-shirt. They all present a perfect way for your succulent-obsessed friends to flaunt to the world (in a good way) their gardening quest.

Or you can hook them up with an apron, with succulents plastered on of course. It can come in handy when the friend is out there in the garden – stashing dead or fallen parts and having somewhere to carry tools. Plus, it helps maintain a clean look.

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7. Succulent Plants

Of course, what else can your succulent-growing friend ask for than an addition to their collection? And as you know, the options here are infinite. You have a pool of 10, 000 plant types to choose from.

To make it really count, peek through their collection and see if you can bring on something new and unique. Or it could be that a member of the collection has died off due to maybe a disease, a pest attack or rot.

Show up with a replacement and you’ll be a hero to your friend. Check out the Jade Plant here and don’t think twice, this succulent is a perfect gift for any plant lover.

8. Succulent Wreath

This is no doubt a magnificent present option as a succulent gift idea. You can put together your very own piece or order one from an online store.

The good thing about a succulent wreath is the fact that it’s made up of succulents of course. And that means a lean caring regimen. So it’s not something that’s too imposing for that busy friend.

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Learn how to make your own succulent wreath by checking out our piece “How to Make a Beautiful Succulent Wreath“. Learn today!

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Thank you for reading with us today! Any of these gifts catch your eye? Let us know in the comments below.

If you’d like this read you’re going to love our full in-depth ebooks! With so many of our succulent lovers asking for more, we listened and can’t wait to share it with you here! With our very detailed ebooks, you’ll get more information than these short articles, some ebooks are 30+ pages, perfect for a weekend read.

Happy Planting! 🌵

What Is A Fairy Garden/Everything You Need To know Fairy Gardens

What is a Fairy Garden

If we were to take a trip down memory lane, back to our earlier days when our imagination would run wild and free; a distinct memory of fairy tales definitely stands out. From the memoirs of Snow White, Cinderella, and the like, we always got the picture of a magical wonderland with fairies, wizards, witches, and other mystical creatures.

But have you ever stopped and wondered how the landscapes in those stories looked like? What colored flowers graced the hills? Which kind of trees stood tall in the woods so mentioned? The types and sizes of houses, bridges or ponds within the scape? So on and so forth. Now imagine scaling all that down to a miniature structure mirroring every detail of what you have just pictured!! Quite a spectacle. Now that is what we call fairy gardens. Read on to know, what is a fairy garden?

What Is A Fairy Garden
Beautiful fairy garden @fairytalegardens

Types of Fairy Gardens

Outdoor Fairy Garden

Outdoor fairy gardens could be placed as the centerpiece of your garden, on your patio, or at the heart of your open-air gazebo. Any area within your yard that is wholly or partially exposed to the outside environs poses as a suitable position of your fairy miniature garden.

The size will solely depend on what you desire. But the integrity of it being relatively smaller to a typical garden is preserved. Check out “5 Best Outdoor Succulents” for ideas on which succulents to get.

Indoor

Fairy gardens located in any confined space qualifies as an indoor fairy garden. Their dimensions will vary, but that is all dependant on what you desire. However, the spot you decide to place your garden must be well illuminated with sunlight or by grow lights.

Take a look at “6 Best Indoor Succulents” for ideas on which succulents to get for inside. Also, check out our Ebook “All the Types of Succulents for Indoor & Outdoor for more helpful insight on options for succulents.

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Lovely indoor fairy garden @hilltopsandthreads

Features Of a Fairy Garden

Succulents

A miniature garden would lose the word ‘garden’ from its title if succulents were absent. A garden by definition is space set aside where grass, shrubs and other succulents may be grown. Therefore it goes without saying that succulents in a fairy garden are a must-have. You may indeed include any succulent within your scenery, but keep in mind its a miniature garden. Accordingly, you should limit your choices to tiny plants such as succulents, cacti, and mosses. Go to “8 Blue Succulents You Need in Your Succulent Garden” or “Top 7 Succulents You Need in Your Succulent Garden” for amazing variation in succulents for your garden.

The whole idea is to make your garden as realistic as possible. For instance, for a forest, you may grow multiple Jade plants. You may also use Lithops that look like flat-topped pebbles or rocks to represent stones.

What Is A Fairy Garden
Succulent fairy garden @thefairygardeners

Architectural Structures

This involves minute built structures like apartments, huts, bridges, castles, roads, and buildings, just to mention a few. These objects that are made in small dimensions add life to your landscape. They are meant to make the scene appear as realistic as possible. And your selection will depend on the theme you choose to use.

Tiny Dolls and Miniature Objects.

Additional fantastic additions in your fairy garden are little dolls and small objects. These dolls may include human personalities, animals, cars, buses, electricity poles, and fences. These wonderous small relics add character to the scenes you fancied to use within your fairy garden. They do tell a story, your story.

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Tiny fairy dolls enjoying the succulent garden @enchanted.fairy.garden

Miniature Water Bodies

You may also use scaled-down replicas of water bodies to represent rivers, ponds, lakes, wells as well as oceans. To get the exact picture of the sea, one may use a blue painted hollow vessel. The container is dug well into the landscape, and clear water fills the space. From above this will look exactly like an ocean. Additionally, small trenches may be made to resemble rivers flowing into the sea made.

Soil and Other Accessories

Earth is a must when it comes to making a fairy garden. It is to act as the anchorage to the plants you decide to use. Additional objects such as roads made of gravel or tarmac may be used to make your scenery more lifelike. You may also include pebbles, wooden artifacts, metallic relics, so on and so forth.

What Is A Fairy Garden
Fairy garden using pebbles and dolls @jensucculents

Unique Themes for Your Fairy Garden

Deciding on the theme is most probably the most exciting part of the making of your fairy garden. Undoubtedly, here you are at liberty to do whatever you wish to. Everything you can possibly imagine goes!

Below are some of the ideas that may look amazing as a miniature garden.

Medieval Mural

If princesses, princes, kings, and queens stimulate your imagination, then you must consider making a medieval-inspired scenery. Here you may use relics such as castles with flags all around, small clusters of huts and bridges as architecture. For imitative characters consider using horses, knights, little princess or princes dolls.

A great addition is to place forests filled with different plants, a pond and maybe a river or two. You may even add a fountain next to the castle in the middle of your fairy garden. Place them in such a way new eyes will comprehend the tale you are telling by taking one look at your little backyard project.

What Is A Fairy Garden
A royal fairy garden @fairygardenchest

Metropolitan City Scenery

The city life could also be a source of inspiration for your little piece of heaven. Within your panorama, you may use replicas of large urban buildings made from legos. You can also use small cars and trucks strategically placed on the roads you might have included. You may also incorporate a highway with roundabouts, car parks and not forgetting your plants. The plants may be combined to align your roads and may also be part of the park you have created at the core of your garden. Within the park, you may add small benches and umbrella figures to resemble a picnic display.

Botanical Garden Park

A botanical garden scaled down to pot size is truly a sight to behold. Here you fill your fairy garden with different unique plants from succulents, air plants, grasses, mosses, and so much more. Let nothing hold you back to create the spectacle you so covet. The sky is the limit.

What Is A Fairy Garden
Botanical fairy garden @fairiesoftranquility

Enjoyed learning about what a fairy garden is? If so, you’ll really enjoy our Ebook about “All the Types of Succulents for Indoor & Outdoor“. With this ebook, you’ll find yourself more detailed answers that’ll help your succulent fairy garden grow even better! With thousands of succulent lovers enjoying our Ebooks, you don’t want to miss out on what works the best to grow your succulents. 

Thank you for reading with us today! Let us know in the comments below if you have a succulent garden at home and if you have it themed a certain way. Check us out on Facebook or Instagram for more succulent-loving fun.

Be sure to also check out other interesting info about your succulent garden, like “Best Gardening Tools for Succulents” or “How to Trim Succulents“.

Happy planting!! 🌵

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