Monday, 15 April 2013

succulent beach shells







Don't you love succulents? I love how they're so easy to grow from cuttings and seem to thrive on neglect. I have some that have been happily growing in a shell without any soil and just a bit of rain water.
They come in so many beautiful shapes and shades of green and don't take up much space, which makes them great for a deck or balcony. Combined with shells, sand, seaglass and driftwood they make an easy care coastal garden.








Most of my succulents are growing in ordinary potting mix. I'm not planning on leaving these here permanently, so for now they are just planted in sand. According to my research on google.. correct me if it's wrong, the best soil for succulents is one that drains well - 2 parts potting mix, one part perlite, one part sand.





See some older posts on succulents here & here.

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Happy gardening!


Cheryl





18 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous idea Cheryl. The look terrific.
    Carolyn

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    1. thanks carolyn.. it's easy to do x

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  2. Ha! On the same wavelength Cheryl! x

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    1. funny how that happens.. succulents seem to be looking good this time of year :)

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  3. They look very well styled!! Bit different from how they look in Grandmas garden, if you know what I mean ;P

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  4. I love the mass planting in the giant clam shell, looks great! I seem to have found a way to destroy succulents too as none of mine look that great (and I gave them heaps of neglect!) so maybe I should investigate the ratio of potting mix above!

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    1. try them with more or less light could help and not much water x

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  5. The succulent are so lovely in a white shell. Perfect combination. I'm not very good with plants that like being neglected myself...

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    1. maybe you're not neglecting them enough magali ;)

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  6. These are gorgeous! Where did you find that fantastic shell? Love, love, love this look!

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    1. thanks danielle.. the shell was given to us. it came from new guinea. i love it too!

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  7. I am into succulents and this is a great post of info on growing them.
    I think mine suffer because there isn't any direct sunlight. I really
    don't know.

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    1. they like a lot of light, some varieties seem to grow in part shade. x

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  8. I've never grown them before, but yours look beautiful

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  9. Love the succulents in the shell, I am really getting into succulents at the moment here.

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  10. Your art is wonderful, very different and special. Just love it.

    beach art

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