vintage tea pot succulent garden
Man, oh man. This was a workin’ kind of weekend. Yard work for days. I put in some edging to better separate the grass from the rocks outlining the plants along the walkway and around my house (did that make any sense?)
Additionally, I transplanted two plants that were previously in pots and added another nine perennials around my house (there was a bomb sale at Natura Gardens). I planted three tomato plants and a variety of herbs, did some weed-picking, some mowing, some rock-moving and some sun-burning.
But, the cutest part of my weekend was making this tea pot succulent garden.
And by I, I should state my boyfriend and I, because goodness I needed a lot of help with all this.
This little teapot has quite the story. My friend, Jessica, had a friend, who had a friend that bought an old fixer-upper in town. It must have been a foreclosure because when they finally saw the inside condition of the home they decided instead to demo the house. The house was previously occupied by hoarders or squatters or something of the sort because there was stuff everywhere. Yes, some really cool stuff but also a lot of junk.
I walked through the front living room (decked out with horse wallpaper) and made it to the kitchen where part of the roof had fallen in. I spotted this quaint little teapot and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it… succulents!
I’ve been wanting to make a succulent garden forever. But, I have this bad habit of wanting to make something or decorate a certain way but never doing it because I can’t find exactly what I’m picturing. I’m particular, if you will.
But this little teapot was the perfect mix of vintage and worn and mustard yellow so the succulent garden could finally commence! I bought four succulents: two larger ones from Natura Gardens and two smaller ones from Home Depot. As a side note: even numbers kind of bum me out, but I had to make an exception here.
I started by drilling four little holes in the bottom of the teapot for drainage.
I then added some rocks and pebbles that were lying around my yard to further help water to drain through (a very important step in order to avoid killing your succulents).
I added potting soil and arranged my four perfect little succulents to my liking.
It’s exactly what I was hoping for. However, if a vintage teapot garden isn’t right for you check out some of these other amazing ideas for a DIY succulent garden! Let me know what you come up with!