50 Ways Of Creating An Enchanted Succulent Garden In Your Backyard


15. A Desert-Friendly Oasis

A Desert-Friendly Oasis

In usually dry areas, or regions subject to drought conditions, your outdoor living doesn’t have to suffer where your plant decor is concerned. An outdoor patio area usually has ample side border spaces to plant your ultimate desert-friendly oasis. Not knowing what amount of water to conserve is difficult. However, it’s still possible to have a colorful and green garden area for those casual outdoor events.

Naturally, your best route is using indigenous plants since they are typically best-suited to the climate and possible varying weather conditions. Depending on the size of your space, large-size pincus plants and succulent varieties may be the best choice. You can also use fan-palms and other larger vertical varieties to compliment your outdoor arrangement.

16. Your Victorian Garden Chair

Your Victorian Garden Chair

Just because you have old furniture in your backyard doesn’t mean you can’t still use it as a delightful focal point in your garden. An old wired chair, flat container dish and plenty of plants can easily turn into a delight in your garden setting. Hanging succulents, grounded rosebud succulents and just about everything in between from that piece of furniture creates a most unique and beautiful garden decor. You can even opt to paint the chair before you start to build your garden chair, or you may decide to leave it au natural. Either way, it’ll serve as the perfect piece to gather around as your garden’s most focal center of conversation.

17. Regal Pathways

Regal Pathways

This is one display for those of you who have particular color favorites and designs in mind. Four to five pathways made up of single streams of colors will give the illusion of a winding river, or pathway, fit for royalty. In this particular design, a silver-blue combination is used as a lovely pathway that even a fairy would enjoy taking an afternoon stroll on. Rosebud cacti are bordered by purple, violet, white tiny flowers and greenery to the sides. Enjoy!

18. Wooden Wonderland

Wooden Wonderland

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Having just a touch of Bonsai, this succulent arrangement will draw forth many delightful comments from your garden visitors. Dried out wooden logs, large rock formations and a piece of wooden deck set the stage for this alluring arrangement of succulents in your back or front yard area. There’s no restriction as to the succulent size or color you’ll use with this presentation–nor will you need a plant container. Just insert your cactus in potting soil and water sparingly.

19. By A River Stream

By A River Stream

Another great presentation to use in limited border spaces where you want to enhance your garden visually, you’ll find this streaming river design may fit your hoped for effect quite well. Moreover, using any plant that you’d like, you’ll never be truly limited or restricted as to colors such as purple, pink, light or deeper blue give rosebud plants a third-dimensional succulent garden effect that mesmerizes visitors to your garden. This display can be planted in either a full-sun or a half-shaded area.

20. The Greatest Is Love

The Greatest Is Love

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Monograms have never truly been out of fashion. When you spell a particular word out, your cactus design with its wide selection of multi-colored patterns, will make your succulent flowers presentation all the more lovely. Using wooden alphabet letters spelling whatever sentiment you choose, simply insert your favorite cuttings in sphagnum moss planting medium, and let them take root. If you use wooden blocks, then consider making a delightful vertical succulent garden and turning it into an enchanting decor for that garden wedding or shower event.

21. Slower Than Molasses

Slower Than Molasses

Whether it’s a baby turtle plant or a full-grown adult plant you’d like to see in your succulent garden, either one will delight your visitors as you display how growing succulents has evolved into a full-scale artistic endeavor. In your local garden supply or hobby craft store you’re bound to find already fashioned turtle-shape wire designs or you can fashion them yourself with a little imagination and effort. Then, filling your wire turtle with moss, you can start inserting your own preferred kind of succulent plant. Just be sure to leave its head and legs uncovered from plants so to create the contrasting features of your “slower than molasses” garden pet turtle.

22. Stand And Deliver!

Stand And Deliver!

Continuing on with the trending direction of vertical gardens, let’s keep in mind the various purposes for planting succulents as used in interior design concepts today. Using a wide selection of cactus-like plants becomes all the easier when you use vertical planters against a wall to save space. As vertical garden frames come in many sizes and textures, you also have the option of either building or buying a single, double or horizontal frame. Likewise, you can stain any wooden frame in natural or dark wood tones, or give it an overall rustic look. Now, let your imagination run wild with your selection of succulent flowers.

23. Cinder, Cinder On The Wall

Cinder, Cinder On The Wall

Once again using a decorative variation for those unsightly cinder cement blocks you may have in your future succulent garden scheme, you can opt to build a beautiful retaining wall, or a cinder block wall,for privacy from unwelcomed prying eyes. Simply arrange a straight line with your blocks and build a one, two or three-tier wall with the blocks leaving the top-most tier opened. Next, plant your collection of plants in each opening. A beautiful sight indeed, but it can be made even more appealing if you put a bordered garden space up against the wall. Not everything needs to be a succulent plant: flowers of every color and kind can inhabit and enhance your bordered garden as well.

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