I have been wanting a little succulent garden for YEARS! I just never took the plunge because I couldn’t figure out where/how I wanted to display the pretty little things. There are an almost overwhelming number of DIY options, ranging from hanging shelves to tabletop boxes to wall planters. I couldn’t handle the amount of options so I just said forget it every year. Well, this year Jared bought me the cutest little cactus for my birthday and I needed a way to display it (and it needed some friends) so off I went to Wal-Mart to see what inspired me.
We started in the garden center, and Reagan helped me pick out some more little succulents to keep our cactus company. I decided to just wander around the store until something caught my eye. We checked out the crafts department for shelves, the flower aisle for planters, and the rest of the garden center for cute pots but nothing felt right. Then I remembered seeing these freaking cute bowls in the dining section, so we went back that direction and found these four adorable dishes!
These are part of the Pioneer Woman collection and all her designs are seriously gorgeous. I grabbed all of the small bowls (can’t for the life of me remember what they’re actually called), some potting soil, and drove home SO excited. I tried to get Reagan into the whole planting thing but she was more interested in banging the bowls together and ripping the succulents out of the pots, maybe next year she’ll help haha.
I used a fast draining potting soil per recommendation of my oddly plant knowledgeable father, and watered them a little, and with almost zero effort I now had the cutest little garden!
I love how these turned out, and I smile whenever I walk into our bedroom and see them sitting on our windowsill. I’ve been working to make our room more of an escape and a sanctuary and less of a place where we hide all our messes, and these cute little plants definitely help that cause!
Here is a recap list of the things you need:
-small succulents or cacti
-small bowls or dishes
-fast draining potting soil
Happy planting my friends!