These last few days stepping out in the mornings a slight chill has been hanging in air. The sun takes its time to warm up the day and I know summer is drifting away. Autumn has its own charm but I’m desperate to hold on to the last bit of green before winter gets here. Recently I’ve made several different planters and they present the perfect excuse to bring some life inside.
In the fall most home improvement stores get a new shipment of succulents, making it an ideal time to plant these beauties. I knew I would be grouping the succulents in a few of the planters so I choose specimens of different size and shape. I used pea gravel and a cactus-specific potting soil. The pea gravel is especially important for the no-drainage hanging planters because it allows excess water to flow away from the roots. Because of their shape I propped up the hanging planters in a wooden crate packed with newsprint so that I could have both hands free for the planting process.
While I was researching succulents, I found many knowledgeable websites that gave specifics on planting and care. I will link to some of them below. Also my local greenhouse was helpful and they gave me advice on which plants would grow the slowest and therefore need less repotting.
I would love to see photos of what you choose to put in your planters. Send pictures to my email, Kirsten@kirstentaylorart.com, or tag me on social media. I’ll try to feature some of the best on a future post.
Thanks for reading,