I have always loved cactus. They are majestic in their prickly way, and years ago I was living in a house with the right kind of light that mine flourished even bloomed. Unfortunately, life happened and I moved to an apartment with hardly any light so my cactus collection was eventually given away before they all died on me. *sigh*
A few months ago I decided to give succulents a try once again. Different location, a little better light — and I discovered grow lights! I’ve slowly been gathering up some beauties through a monthly subscription and a few sales along the way. I’ve been surfing through YouTube for “how-to” videos and found a gardener that I really enjoy watching as she creates beautiful succulent and sometimes cactus arrangements. I’m about to try my hand at this myself, so we’ll see how that turns out.
Now, my small collections aren’t as big or as colorful as this picture… but I am going to put them in rather close to each other to see how they look and if they thrive in that type of planting. Guess I’m going to have to learn the camera on my phone to show my own progress, right? *mutters* 🙂
This is the photo that really decided me on creating my own Succulent Fairy Garden in a pre-prepared pot. Click on that photo to go to the Instagram account Fairy Tale Gardens to see even more.
Stunning. And I’d like to recreate something similar.
If these types of projects fascinate you as they do me, then I’d suggest heading over to this article at Succulent City for lots of tips and information. I know I’m going to referencing this article as I create my own Fairy Garden creations.
Do you have old mismatched teacups hanging around in your cupboards?
I know I certainly do, and for sentimental reasons I really don’t want to get rid of my mother’s or grandmother’s possessions… it really is that simple, it’s not hoarding but memories.
I saw a picture that made me think that perhaps I could still use them for a practical purpose… single plant Fairy Garden containers (or small multiple plants).
It’s a fun idea, could fit on any stand or desk or table — and it’s something that I’m seriously looking into using. I love to re-purpose something that is precious to me, not just let it sit gathering dust.
So, check out your cupboards, maybe you have something you could use like this as well.
This is not advertising intended, nor am I an affiliate at Wayfair…
…but, I just loved this Fairy Garden pot and I’ve grabbed it for myself. Guess now I’m committed to making a Fairy Garden (nervous laughter).
Anyway, this is simply to show you that you do not have to make your entire Fairy Garden from scratch – if you want to, there are fun, whimsical pots out there in the world ready to become the new home for your plants and fairies. 🙂
I’ve seen ready to design Fairy Garden pots at Wal-Mart, Amazon, Target… so many places so it is entirely your choice where you’d like to shop, but check out their flower pots next time and see if anything fanciful catches your eye.
I recently decided to try my hand at creating a Succulent/Cactus Fairy Garden in a container. Because I’m a “need to know as much as I can before I start a new project” type of person, I’ve been checking out books on various types of succulents.
Not all books are worth the time to read let alone purchase, so anything you see here are books that I have or soon will purchase for my own permanent resource library.
Normally, I’d put the book cover blurb right here but for this book that blurb is very long, so read more about
(also, the cover picture and the light blue links will take you to Amazon where you could purchase this title if you wish) I’m also fairly certain you could find this at your local library.
I went searching for a plant guide to succulents for a Fairy Garden I’m planning. And, honestly, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money (yet) before knowing if I was actually going to do this.
I found “
I found it to be an invaluable source of information – and I took tons of notes for when I actually begin creating my own succulent Fairy Gardens. In fact, I’ll go back and purchase it at that time in order to write my own notes on the pages.
Because the book is in the Kindle Unlimited subscription program, you’ll only find this one (on-line) at Amazon and I’ve provided affiliate links in this post and on the book cover picture should you want to check it out for yourself. (You can most likely also find this in any physical book store, so the choice is yours)