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Monthly Archives: March 2014

An Easy To Create Succulent Vine Wreath

Following right behind the little birdhouse project is this easy to create little vine wreath decorated with succulents.  I've made much bigger moss wreaths fully packed with succulent cuttings but for this mini creation I thought it would be nice to have a bit of the vine showing through. This is a quick and simple project which takes hardly any plant material at all.  You don't need to prune the succulent patch... Read more

How To Create A Little Birdhouse Decorated With Succulents

Birdhouses decorated with succulents are nothing new.  But when I saw the petite, plain balsa birdhouses at Michael's a month ago I knew I had to get one to use for a quick and easy craft project.  They were all of 99 cents - how could I go wrong? For some reason birdhouses always remind me of spring so I thought now's... Read more

A Spring Tablescape With Succulents & Flowers For The Easter Table

Spring is right the corner and following hot on its heels is Easter.  Our Winter here in Santa Barbara has been sunny and mild but other parts of our country and the world have not had it so carefree.  I was born in New England, but remind me again, what's a snowplow?! Many of you will be jumping for joy when March 20th rolls around.  Regardless of whether you celebrate Easter or not, this easy to put together tablescape... Read more

This Succulent Arrangement Is For The Birds

Or should I say this succulent arrangement is for the bird baths?!  Either way, the birdies who hang out in my garden have been missing their mini bathing station as it's still in the garage holding a succulent arrangement.  I saw this little cobalt blue beauty at Tuesday Morning, on sale no less, and just had to have it.  The bowl of this bird bath is small and very shallow which succulents don't mind at all.  It would... Read more

A Quick & Easy Way To Clean & Sharpen Your Pruners

In my days as a professional gardener I once had five pairs of Felcos (quite the investment by... Read more