I've been chomping at the bit to start working in the garden again, but since I have to wait until we are clear from the possibilties of frost, I've been doing some indoor gardening. Let's just say seashells and succulents can be very satisfying...
Succulents rock for many reasons but two biggies are that they are so very pretty to look at, AND they are easy to take care of. (you can find at almost any garden center)
Here is quick little project to quench that green thumb of yours , and hey, this is a great one for the kids too.
All you need is : A shell, a spoon, soil, sand, and a succulent.
Before you start, it's really important that the shell you are using has holes for drainage. Succulents are not fans of soggy roots, so drill holes if there aren't any there naturally.
Next, whip up a litttle mix of soil and coarse sand. You can also use "cactus mix" or add pumice and perlite to potting soil.
Spoon feed the shell that tasty mix, rotating the shell so that the soil gets all the way in there.
Now you are ready to place the succulent into the shell. Tuck her in real good and give her a drink.
That's all there is to it, easy peasy!
These make the sweetest, gifts, especially this time of year!
What's growing in your garden this year?
What are some of your favorite plants ?
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