A Gift of Succulent Craft
No one forgets a gift you made yourself. And everyone can keep a succulent growing. What better gift than something you made with succulents? We can make it easy!
ABOVE: We often call them “forever flowers” around here because they’ll stay lovely for weeks or months after cutting. The succulents are mounted on wires so they can be arranged in a bouquet. And here, we’ve combined them with feathers and tied them with a bow. The bouquet lasts for weeks, but when the plants tire of living inside, the bouquet above can easily generate a new planting that will bring your gift recipient a whole new phase of appreciation.
ABOVE: Something about incorporating succulents and tillandsia air plants into a lichen- and moss-encrusted branch turns these naturally beautiful woodland artifacts into magical gardens, each like a living architectural model of an aerie in the jungle. Some people think they look like the belong under water.
ABOVE: Succulents are among the best plants for terrariums, because they hold up so well over time, feature fascinating detail, and effect delightful sleights of scale for that landscape-in-a-bottle feeling.Planting succulent compositions allows you to create miniature landscapes with the air of bonsai but without bonsai’s intricacies of care. It takes time to get these right, but it’s a really fun process of figuring how to combine varied textures, scales, and colors.
ABOVE: An undrained container can be planted with succulents if you water very carefully. Then you can place it on an indoor surface without worrying about the drainage. Isn’t it just lovely? We’ve got loads of different containers to chose from to create your own, and we are happy to help you select the right plants.
ABOVE: For the patient, growing a succulent vertical garden allows you to create your own painterly designs that you can watch grow and change over time, like a happier version of The Picture of Dorian Gray. Much happier.
ABOVE: After planting a vertical panel, it will need a few warm months to grow in on a horizontal surface, after which it can be mounted vertically.
We’re hoping this gallery of succulent craft inspires you to make something for yourself or a loved one.