If you crave the seaside atmosphere in the middle of winter, create a beach scene in miniature! Succulents are some of the easiest plants in the universe to grow and anyone can put this together to brighten up the dark days of winter.
Here is your supply list:
Clear glass container
Horticultural charcoal (not essential, but suggested)
Cactus potting soil-This has better drainage than regular potting soil
2 small succulents
Popsicle sticks for fence
Smooth stones for steppers (3)
Blue colored decorative rocks for water
Tiny pieces of reindeer moss for seaweed
Miniatures ( I used a small Adirondack chair from Dept 56, wine bottles, wine and cheese tray)
Soft paint brush for brushing sand off succulents
Long tweezers to place accessories
- Select a good-sized container, I used one 12″ x 8″, with straight sides
- Lay a 1 inch layer of gravel
- Mix in a handful of charcoal; this keeps the soil from turning smelly
- Add about 2 inches of cactus soil, making hills and valleys to give the scene more interest
- Plant the two succulents, watering lightly
- Add a top layer of sand to cover soil
- Brush off any sand with the soft paint brush, watering lightly again
- Place and press into the sand the three smooth rocks
- Add decorative blue rocks for water; I used crushed up and dyed mother of pearl
- Add the rest of your accessories; break popsicle sticks and stick in the sand for a fence, add your miniatures, using the tweezers
- Add tiny seashells and tiny tendrils of moss for seaweed to the water area
- Set in a sunny window and enjoy!
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6 Replies to “Succulent Terrariums-Bring the Beach In”
I love this idea. I’m sort of fumble fingered, but I think this is something I could make. I’d love to vote for you but the link sends me to a nomination page. Just thought you should know…
I should have said nominate! I will change it. The first round is to nominate, the second is to vote. Thanks for pointing this out!
This looks as much fun as fairy gardens. I’ll find a jar to do this because it looks so cheerful. Your directions are wonderful.
These are really cute!
Love these! And, you are nominated.
Thanks Neta! All my friends are wonderful.