These past few weeks I have been dreaming of a Spring garden, but it’s not quite time. I don’t think Old Man Winter is done with us yet. I decided on a compromise and put together sweet diy indoor succulent garden, to pacify me until I can get busy outdoors. It’s been many years since I have had a succulent garden, but from what I have seen on Pinterest lately they are having a bit of a renaissance.
Every garden needs a little friend. I found an adorable little ceramic garden bunny at my local dollar store.
Here’s what you need to recreate this garden:
small rectangle basket
basket liner (I used a aluminum mini loaf pan, since it fit my basket perfectly.)
medium to large rocks
potting soil (I used Miracle Gro’s Moisture Control soil)
2 – 3 small succulents
Line your basket with an aluminum or plastic liner. Line the bottom of the container with rocks, to ensure good drainage. Add soil over the rocks. The soil needs to be very well drained. You can use cactus soil or do like I did and make your own. Mix two parts potting soil with one part sand.
Add your plants, and cover exposed soil with moss and rocks. I purchased a small bag with a variety of mosses from my local craft store. I like the different shades and textures it gives the planting.
When shopping for your succulents, look for ones that are very green in color. They will do better in indoor lighting. Since we’re on the topic of lighting, succulents need a lot of sun to survive – so be sure that your garden is getting plenty of sunlight from a window. They will not survive in a dim corner.
Water your succulents sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Have you ever grown succulents indoors?
I LOVE YOUR LITTLE GARDEN IT IS SO CUTE. I HAVE A SUPER GREEN THUMB. BUT——— I HAVE A YOUNG CAT WHO DESTROYED THE ONLY GREEN THING IN THE HOUSE. I HAD A CACTUS GARDEN I BROUGHT BACK FROM ARIZONA YEARS AGO & FOR SOME REASON IM AN OVER WATERER. OUTSIDE I CAN GROW THE BEST SWEETEST & MORE TOMATOES IN THE SMALLEST SPACE THAN ANYONE IN THE WORLD BUT CANT EAT THEM, BUT KILL ANYTHING THAT COMES NEAR THE HOUSE. MY FLOWERS OUTSIDE ARE DOUBLE THE SIZE OF ANYONE ELSES. PEOPLE WILL STOP & ASK ME WHAT I DO & I DONT KNOW ITS JUST ME I TELL THEM. BUT INSIDE IM DEATH TO PLANTS LOL
This is adorable I totally love your bunny friend. I’m not much of a gardener myself.
I love your succulent garden! It’s my favorite type of garden, and not just because it’s harder to kill those plants 😉 So beautiful!
Jennifer H says
How pretty, and what a creative idea!
I really like the basket idea and the bunny is such a cute, spring-like addition. I would love to make one of these for my home. Thanks for the inspiration!
Very cute, an indoor garden would let me get a jump on spring
Ashley - Embracing Grace says
That is gorgeous and it actually looks doable!!! I feel inspired. I totally want that a bunny like yours too!
Theresa @ Faith and Family Reviews says
this is so pretty, I love the little bunny! I’ve had Aloe Vera (does that count) but it’s always died 🙁
Totally cute! I’m going to make one!
Kathleen B says
I have always wanted to make one of these, but I can never find the succulent plants anywhere!