Fill Your Planters With Succulents

Well perhaps not all your planters, but for a low maintenance display that will last all season succulents are hard to beat. With the wide range of shapes and sizes succulents can provide an interesting grouping in a large container or fill a small pot with a single specimen. This article by Lynne Cherot which I found on her Sensible Gardening website shows ten examples to give you some great ideas to copy.

Succulents will be popular again this gardening season and it?s no wonder. With such a wide variety to choose from along with their easy care this should come as no surprise. With my own hot and dry exposure they are the perfect plant for me to grow in pots.

Last summer I potted up a couple of containers with succulents and those pots far outshone any of my others. They were the easiest to care for and looked great through? out the entire season, right up until frost. At that time I rescued them and brought them indoors for the winter. This spring I will return them to the outdoors for another season of beauty. Does it get any better than that!

Did you know that succulents are sometimes referred to as fat plants. The name arises from the fact that they are water retaining plants. Succulents store water in their leaves, stems and even their roots.

Succulents can be planted in just about container you can dream up. They lend themselves to great displays of form and colour so let your imagination run wild. Give them a well draining soil mixture, lots of sun and a slight hand with the watering can and they will do well.

Here are a few ideas I?ve gathered up to wet your appetite and get your own creative ideas flowing.


HYPERTUFA TROUGHS that you can buy or better yet, make your own.

Annual Succulents in Pots with Sensible Gardening

TIN CANS, what could be easier or cheaper.

Annual Succulents in Pots with Sensible Gardening

STRAWBERRY POT, the perfect container.

Annual Succulents in Pots with Sensible Gardening

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