23 August 2008

Create a Small Cactus Garden with Expert Step-by-Step Instructions

Debra Lee Baldwin wrote a step-by-step article for the Los Angeles Times this week. Baldwin's book, Designing with Succulents is world class.

click on the link to read the entire column


Highlights

Choose a small accessory first - a doll, a car, a toy robot, etc.

Then, select a garden container that suits your theme.

Put gravel on the bottom and then fill with cactus planting mix.

Try out a few arrangements while the cacti are still in their pots.

Make holes in the soil and use tongs to handle the plants safely.

Top off with stones, rocks, glass beads, sand.

Dribble with water and put in bright light.

No comments: