My dear friend, Andrea Crawford of Couture House Interiors, created this incredible piece and I just had to share it with all of you. Such an inspiring idea! Seriously, I fall more in love with gardening every day! Just take a look at this fountain full of succulents and you will be smitten too.

Materials Needed:
Tiered fountain (Andrea found this one at Home Decorators)
Sand/soil mixture

DIY Succulent Garden 1

1. Give your plants plenty of breathing room by drilling holes for drainage. Air is just as important as water for helping your plants grow.
2. Mix one part potting soil with one part play yard sand to create the perfect environment for your succulents to live in.
3. Stuff ‘n’ Shove! Mix various colors and shapes throughout the fountain for a big, bold look!

DIY Succulent Garden in a fountain featured on Carmen Johnston Gardens

DIY Succulent Garden in a fountain featured on Carmen Johnston Gardens

4. If you want to take it to the next level, you can always add some sedum around the base of your fountain. You can never go wrong with chartreuse in spring!

DIY Succulent Garden in a fountain featured on Carmen Johnston Gardens

So simple, so chic! God has truly blessed me with such talented friends and I am beyond thankful for how they continue to inspire me. Thank you, Andrea, for your beautiful work.

DIY Succulent Garden 5

2 replies
  1. Patty
    Patty says:

    Oh my! That is so beautiful. I’m so glad you mentioned that you can plant by mixing builders sand and potting soil I have used this mix in the past, but it reminded me I have been wanting to ask someone about mixing sand with really bad red clay. when I lived in Florida I would mix sand, compost and and other good things for building good soil. After I moved to Kentucky someone who is knowledgeable told me not to mix sand with clay, he said it can become like cement. Then I red something on the internet that only certain kind of clay should not have sand mixed, all I know is in Florida I had a lot easier time getting that nasty clay tuned into good fertile soil. I would love to hear your thoughts on this.
    I would love to plant a planter of succulents like that, and I know some of those are hardy to this area, but I don’t think all of them are, I already have plenty of the sedum. Thank you for posting this today, it is just so beautiful.

  2. Preethi
    Preethi says:

    So pretty!inspired me to do one for my place,have a small balcony hope to incorporate your idea,
    Thanks for the inspiration
    Not much of a green thumb!


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