Friday, May 31, 2013

keep calm and create.....

 life is a little busy in our part of the world at the moment....
but not too busy to work on some things that have been swirling around in my mind!
above is some more wool felt brooches in my word series
each brooch is sold individually but it was fun to make up this little popular phrase :)
You can see more of my wool felt brooches in my madeit store here
I have been wanting to make a little succulent mini garden in a pot for a while now.
I've been madly pinning other peoples beautiful succulent creations on pinterest.
I decided it was time!
I have had this large terracotta pot for years that my parents gave me, but I never really knew what to do with it....a few succulents, potting mix & stones later I had created my first mini succulent garden.
 of course everything needs to grow a little
and fill the pot out...
 Crassula Gollum 'lady finger'
 'hens & chicks'
 'sedum green mound'
graptoveria 'fred ives'
(excuse me if I have any of the names wrong, as I'm a beginner)
there are a few others in the pot one of my favourites is the Senecio Rowleyanus 'string of pearl' not pictured here individually but you can see it in the front of the pot, I first had string of pearls when I was a teenager and have always loved it.
Fingers crossed my little succulent garden grows well and I can show you how they have filled out the pot in a few months.
Have a great weekend
~ Gillian ♥


Debi Y. said...

Great looking succulent garden. I need to get some more gardening done myself - maybe today I'll get out there and do it. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

**Anne** said...

I love succulents, so easy to care for and they come in so many lovely colours, shapes and sizes. Your little garden is looking lovely. Perhaps you can post an update photo in a couple of months.
Anne xx

Heldasland said...

you 'pot garden' is simply stunning. I think I might borrow your idea, thank you

Muriel said...

here in brazil, the succulentas are also in fashion...i just loved.... can you imagine that a lot of them come from the israeli desert!...
love your pot...