One of the great things about having an extensive succulent garden is that you can create new pots with lovely mixes of different species! And while succulents are all the rage no one really seems to be talking about what to do when those succulent babies grow up. Or maybe they don't grow up as people are trying to raise them indoors which isn't preferable? Hmmmm. In any case, I'm here to tell you that some succulents grow quickly and others do not, and many infact become quite leggy and not so attractive, meaning a good trim is generally necessary. With that in mind, new pots of succulents can then be made from the cuttings, which is really so much fun. As what is better than lots of succulents, a ton of succulents!
Okay enough babble, there is one important design tip that I want to share with you when it comes to creating a successful mix of succulents in one pot. Ready?
The answer is: thriller, spiller and filler, the same formula that one uses to make any gorgeous planter full of mixed flowers, for example. And yes my friends, this just occurred to me after I assembled this pot, with out actually realizing why it was so much more successful than previous attempts, until after the fact, silly me!
Now I wont go into the idea between thriller filler and spiller as I hope it is self explanatory, but I will let you in on a little secret as to where all that filler came from.
This gorgeous guy wasn't looking as lovely as he does here, but rather really leggy, so I cut off all of his flowers, poor thing to use in new pots, and now he'll grow some more on his bare trunk! All in the life of a succulent hanging out in my container garden.