Each spring, I look forward to getting my hands dirty and planting- both indoors and out. Unfortunately, last week we received our first set of water restrictions and it’s looking like our side yard garden will be limited at best. We’re only allowed to water outside once a week for 20 minutes (for lawns, gardens, & plants), which really isn’t enough for summer vegetables here in dry, hot Utah. While I’ve accepted that my outdoor plants and landscaping isn’t going to look its best, I’ve been itching to play in the dirt as the weather has warmed and I’m starting to feel a bit better. I made a fun little succulent arrangement that can live indoors year round. These are perfect for adding life, greenery, texture to a window sill, dining table, coffee table, or console. I also love giving succulent arrangements as gifts- that seems like such a special “I made this for you!” gift. It’s one of those planters that can live both indoors and out during the spring & summer months, requires basically no effort, and very minimal water. It’s the one plant that everyone can keep alive. I know I’ve shared plenty of succulent tutorials in the past, but it has been three or four years since the last one, so I figured it was time for another reminder just how fun these little arrangements can be! Click through to see…
We have a bunch of fun planters in the Tuesday Made shop right now, so I snagged a shallow stoneware dish for myself to put my tiny succulents in. Just a heads up, these are only $19 and we only have a handful left, if you’re trying to replicate my succulent arrangement! They also make a great catchall, shelf styling object, or serving dish. At our Tuesday Made office, we have a large pillar candle nestled into the center of one. Anyway- I thought it would be perfect for my planter arrangement…
I began by stealing some soil from my front porch planters (ha, seriously). I was too lazy to unlock the shed and dig out my topsoil for the season. It’s just basic soil- nothing special! You can use cactus & succulent soil if you want to get fancy with it, but I’ve used it all and this works just as well.
I gathered up some tiny succulents. I found all of these at my local greenhouse and they costs anywhere from $1-$3 each. I think I grabbed eight or nine for this arrangement.
I like to start in the center and work my way out. I also place the largest plant in the middle (or just slightly offset), mounding the smaller ones around it. I think it’s easiest to get a good center point and build from there.
The multi packs are also handy and work well stylistically because repetition creates a nice consistent look. I had four of these little succulents that made great filler for any bare spots at the end… so I like to sprinkle those in intermittently. Multiples are also good for clustering.
There really isn’t any rhyme or reason to this… my method is grouping different textures & colors to create some sort of interested composition. I also try to consider height. You can kind of see how it progressed…
Ready to see the end result? As this grows, it will fill out really nicely. It’s a beautiful heavy arrangement. I styled it on the coffee table for a couple weeks before moving it to our kitchen window sill. It thrives in both areas, but I wanted to add a touch of greenery in our kitchen. The living room always feels bright and happy, but sometimes the dark kitchen benefits from a little plant life.
I’ll water this arrangement maybe once a month or less… during the winter months, I’ll double the time between waterings. It really only needs a little to thrive. I planted this a few weeks ago and two of the succulents are already blooming!
If you’re interested in more plants & gardening posts, let me link some for you below. I have lots of good reads in the archives…
- How to Repurpose a Candle Into a Succulent Planter
- Tiered Herb Garden DIY
- My Garden Tour
- How to Install Window Planter Boxes
- My Plants & Gardening Finds from Amazon
- Tips for Using Faux Florals & Greenery
- Timeless Terracotta
- Our Lawn Care & Landscaping Routine
- Large Outdoor Planter Roundup
- Best of Etsy : Live Plants
- Peggi’s Favorite Garden Inspiration
- Outdoor Succulent Planter DIY
- Jacqueline’s 3-Day Landscaping Project
- Planting Station DIY
- Emmett Talks Landscaping 101
- How to Repot a Fiddle Leaf Fig
- Tips for Healthy House Plants
I’ll also put some of our Tuesday Made planters & gardening items into a slider below for you! We have so many fun spring things in the shop right now. I hope you all have a wonderful day! Have you planted anything this spring yet? What are you hoping to plan before summer arrives? I love hearing what everyone is up to.