Saturday, December 1, 2012

Succulents in a Fountain

I had an unused fountain that I wanted to do something pretty with. That was last spring. I want to invest in low water plants to fill lots of my patio pots. Succulents last a long time but require very little water. I maybe splashed water on these every two weeks.

growing succulents




I love how it has filled out and grown so beautifully. And this wall just bakes in the summer sun.


You cannot beat the color and texture of succulents. My new favorite plants. Here we can keep them all year as we do not have frosts very often.


21 comments:

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

That's gorgeous! What a wonderful idea.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Looks great, I love the one in the back.

Claudia said...

It's beautiful, Elaine. I love the way you've planted it. I, too, am just recently getting into succulents. I planted one outside in the spring and of course, Riley's Dish Planter is full of succulents.

Thanks so much for joining in this week!

xo
Claudia

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

That's lovely!! Great idea!

AshTreeCottage said...

So pretty! Love this idea and can't wait to show my mom because she will love it too. I know that she will want to copy this idea for her patio.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Cheapchick said...

These are georgous!

W. Latane Barton said...

That turned out great. I love succulents and that is a wonderful way to display them.

Merlesworld said...

I have a few hot spots in my garden and succulents really fit the bill .
Merle.....

Cozy Little House said...

I adore succulents. So versatile, needs little water, and have such texture.
Brenda

Marie said...

Beautiful! Those succulents look very happy indeed.

Not likely to see a sunny wall here in Ontario for a few more months...

Chenille Cottage said...

Ahhhh...The blessings of living in Southern California! Your plants are such lush shades of green and so healthy looking. Clearly, they are happy!
Blessings, Elaine,
Carolynn xxx

20 North Ora said...

Those look so great and healthy! Ours here would be drooping over the edge. Might have to try those.

Judy

Leslie's Garden said...

I LOVE your fountain with the succulents. I too, love these plants. I love how they have that soft bluish tinge to them. I only have one, and have used it as a houseplant so far. I'll put it outside this summer. Would love to find an old fountain to plant!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I adore succulents too! Yours look so lovely and are thriving in your fountain, what a great idea.

Happy weekend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That looks so great! I think it's time for some succulents here!

hugs, Linda

Balisha said...

Succulents are so interesting...very pretty.
Balisha

Sharing Shadymont said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Susy said...

Good job ~ they're happy and it looks great.

lulumusing said...

I would love to have this hanging on my screen porch. It would be perfect@

Jenny said...

This is so beautiful! I love to see old broken fountains used this way.

I can only grow winter hardy succulents but there are some nice ones that will over winter well here. I am envious of your variety though.

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

That is so gorgeous. I live in Eastern Kentucky and the winters are really cold. My hen and chicks do okay in the garden but I don't really pay much attention to them because they are out in the yard. I have a large urn (too heavy to move) that I'd love to fill with succulents but I am not sure if it survive snow and freezing temps.

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