I’m calling it a DIY, but for this one, all you really have to do is get your hands dirty. Mr. Lovely and I picked up a few cute little succulents recently to make a potted mini-garden for the new place! If you want to make one too, here’s all you’ll need:
- potting soil
Fill your pot with soil to about the 1/3 or 1/2 point. Gently remove your largest plant from its packaging (if it’s stuck, gently squeezing its plastic tub from all angles will help loosen it). Carefully rough up the roots a bit, so they have a chance to dig into their new surroundings! Lower the plant into the pot and see if it’s the height you’d like; add more or remove some soil accordingly.
After it’s in position, add a bit of soil to keep it in place. Also add soil to the places where you’d like your smaller plants, to ensure that the plants are all even in the pot. Put your smaller plants into the pot in the same way you did the large one. Extra credit for doing some mini-pots, too!
When they’re all in, add soil here and there to make sure everyone is cozy! (Optional step: talk to your plants and welcome them to their hew home. I literally talk to our plants. Mr. Lovely thinks I’m bonkers and he’s probably right.) Finally, water the plants gently. Be careful not to over-water, especially if they’re succulents. Then set them out and love them to pieces! xoxo