Succulent Garden Round Up

Hello!  It’s finally Friday!  I am so ready for this weekend and I am ready for a break.  It has been a very long and very busy week at work.

So I know I did a garden round up a couple weeks ago, but this week I am doing another garden round up.  But this time it is specifically for succulent gardens.  I am in love with succulents at the moment.  Like…LOVE THEM!  I have tons of succulents on my front porch and I want to add much more.  So I was searching for some inspiration and here is what I found and wanted to share with you.  So, enjoy!

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Bird Bath Succulent Garden

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Front Yard Garden from Possible Decor

Potted Succulent Garden

Potted Succulent Garden from West Coast Gardens

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Wagon Wheel Garden

Terrium Gardens

Terrarium Gardens from Den Garden 

Larg Pots

Large Garden Pots from World of Succulents

Succulent Dream Catchers

Succulent Dream Catchers

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Tree Stump Succulent Garden from Home N Ideas

Wagon Garden

Wagon Garden from HomeTalk

Teacup Garden

Tiny Teacup Garden from Coach Decor

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Garden Round Up

Hello!  It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, is everyone ready?  I’m ready to do some baking to take to all my coworkers who are more than happy to taste test everything.

This week I am giving you some gardening ideas.  Some are for indoors and some are for outdoors.  So feel free to gander through these and see if you get some inspiration!  Because I know I definitely did!

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Checkerboard Garden from Back Home Again

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Umbrella Planter from Good Home Design

Easy DIY Raised Garden Bed

Easy DIY Raised Garden Bed from Little House on the Crick

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Hanging Herb Garden from Homesteading

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How to Create a Spilled Flower Pot from Interiorholic

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Monogram Planter Box from Ellery Design

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Vertical Planter from DIY Network

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U Shaped Vegetable Garden form Homestead Ideas

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Succulent Chair Planter from Garden Therapy

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DIY Kitchen Garden Planter from Design Sponge

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Springtime Concrete Painted Planter

Happy March! Is it springtime in your neck of the woods? We have had some absolutely beautiful weather here! We had some much needed rain this weekend and now back to sunshine again. This type of weather makes me want to get outside and enjoy it. It also makes me want to start planting again. I love the look of freshly dug up dirt and the wonderful flowers and plants put in the ground.

I decided to make a new small planter for my front porch. Well, actually two of them-one with my address and one with a fun graphic flower. I found these over at Lowes.com/LCI-concreteplanter. I am not affiliated with Lowes, just thought this was a fun project for spring.

I started out with 2 of the concrete blocks and a can of Rustoleum Mulitcolor Textured Spray Paint. I used a color that was very close to the color of the block. This will help seal the concrete so the other color won’t leak through when you spray your design. I first cleaned off the block with a wire bristled brush and then wiped away the dust.

Concrete painted planter

I sprayed the whole block with the spray paint. Here is the right side painted and the left is not. You can see how closely they match. Perfect!

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Have you ever heard of a Xyron Sticker Maker? I use the refills for my scrapbooking. It is perfect for all the little letters I cut out on my Cricut. Just run the letters through it and then place them on your page. I thought I would give it a try for this too.I printed out the design-you could use your Cricut or find a design you like online-cut it out and then ran each piece through the Xyron.

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Once each piece had the sticky stuff on the back , I placed it on the concrete block.

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Then I spray painted over the whole thing. I painted all the sides too. I did have to keep pushing down my pieces to make sure the paint didn’t get underneath, but they did okay. I used 2 coats of paint.

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On my second block, I decided to put my address numbers. I painted the whole block with the textured paint and then laid out some stenciled numbers. I covered the rest of the block with paper so the paint wouldn’t cover the rest of the block.

concrete painted planter number stencil

Then paint!

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I sprayed some sealer over the whole thing since it will be sitting out on my porch.

concrete painted planter flower stencil

This one looked a little plain, so I did add a blue stripe along the top and the bottom.

concrete painted planter address number

I added some succulents and placed them on my front porch. I left the plants in the pots for now, until I can figure out a way to keep the water from all draining out.

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Have a wonderful week!

Sunshine and Blessings