Thursday, March 24, 2011

Succulent Gardens

When I got home from work today there was a package on the front porch. I asked my DB what he had ordered and he said nothing. So he retrieved the box from the porch and when he said that it was from Succulent Gardens I was thrilled and surprized that the Succulent Picture Kit that I won on Pam's blog Digging came so quick.

I ripped the box open to find everything that I needed to put the Living Picture together. There was a bag of succulent pups, a sack of soil and the picture frame of course. The frame is made of recycled redwood with a 1/2"grid of hardware cloth for the succulent roots to grow through and entwine. This way they will stay in if you decide to use it as a vertical hanging.
 There was more than enough soil. When I looked at that sack of little starts I wondered if there would be enough. It was just perfect. I was so pleased that I didn't have to go out and get soil and extra starts to fill in. As you can see in the picture below, not only were there enough but an intersting variety of succulents to make this picture look lively even in it's infancy. I can't wait until the little starts begin to puff up. As this beauty grows I will show you how they fill in and puff up.

When I went to the Succulent Gardens web site I discovered that they have several sizes of these living picture kits. They have other kits, such as a wreath too. This was so easy it could become addicting.
I want to thank Pam for offering this give away.  I want to thank Succulent Gardens for sponsoring this give away. If you like succulents you should go to their site and see some of the wonderful succulents they offer. I know that if their speed of response, quantities and quality match this give away you certainly be as delighted as I am.

17 comments:

Sunray Gardening said...

That is so cool. I really like it and congratulations on your wonderful win.
Cher
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Pam/Digging said...

Wow, it looks fabulous, Lisa! I like the way you designed it, and I'm impressed that the little bag of succulents filled the frame so well. I'm glad you like it! I may even have to get one for myself one of these days. ;-)

Rose said...

This is so cool, Lisa! I've seen living wreaths filled with succulents before, but never a picture frame. It looks great now, but it will be interesting to see it, too, as the little pups grow.

garden girl said...

That is wonderful Lisa! Congratulations on winning. I've never seen anything like it before. I love how you put it together.

rebecca sweet said...

I LOVE this post! I heard Robin Stockwell speak today at the SF Garden Show, and he was demonstrating these very kits to a packed room full of people. I'm so glad you found it easy to use, plenty of soil, plenty of succulents, with no hassle factor at all! And beautiful photos, too! I'm looking forward to seeing your pups as they grow into their new wall!

Julie said...

You sure got a nice array of sux! It looks good already, as you said. VERY pretty!!!

Patrick's Garden said...

WOW, that is so cool. Forget the over done wreath. I love the picture frame. Now I'll go check the price, gulp.

Laura Livengood Schaub said...

Great post! I work with Robin and Tiffany and they are the best. Great description of your experience with a living picture. Try a wreath next!

Darla said...

How lucky for you! You did a great job of planting this frame, doesn't look like a newbie at all.

Cheryl said...

Lisa, how lovely. I can't think of anyone more deserving. I know you will so enjoy putting this together and with your artistic talent I am sure we will love it.

Look forward to seeing the finished product.....how exciting.

Cheryl said...

Gosh Lisa I have just realised that the photo is of the finished product. I thought that was an example from the website.
It looks wonderful now....can't imagine what it will look like further down the line......

Laurrie said...

What a neat idea, and it came out looking great. It's amazing what artistry you can accomplish with plants!

Marvin said...

Wow! I was unaware of succulent art, but you did a great job. Congratulations on winning.

yoon see said...

Hello Lisa,

You have so much fun time with your succulent garden and the photo prove so:)

Happy weekends!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Oh, how fun! And I'm surprised at how well the pups filled in the frame, too... that's awesome. Can't wait to see it further along in the summertime. :)

cyndy said...

Wow! That looks so great!

Nice that you won! Congratulations!

Never knew the little buds were called 'pups"

Your blossoms in the post below are gorgeous! Spring has certainly arrived for you!

Kate @ Gardening and Gardens said...

Wow that looks fantastic! I would love to create something like that in my home. Congrats on winning it too! Glad to have found your blog and I'll be sure to visit again!