Adding cactus and succulents to your garden will make it look awesome and help conserve water as the plant require less water to survive. They can be mixed in among other plants and you can also mix in rocks like Lava and others that also help hold water in your garden allowing you to use less water.
While all cactus are succulents, not everyone knows this and thinks of them as different plant types.
Succulents will add charm to any garden, whether they are flowering plants or not they will help you garden look great and conserve water.
Check out some of the many species available to add to your garden.
Pleasing Portulaca One of the best-loved succulents is portulaca, the “forgiving” annual that won’t shrivel up and die if you go on vacation during a dry spell. Its bright flowers, which open to the sun and close at twilight, appear all summer.
Euphoria over Euphorbia With literally thousands of species, Euphorbia offers a plethora of options for gardeners. Interesting in habit as well as foliage (as seen with this upright Euphorbia rigida), many species also boast colorful flower structures.
Sprawling Scaevola Cheerfully rambling over these rocks, Scaevola is another forgiving annual. Its short height (typically 6 to 18 inches tall) and sprawling habit (up to 5 feet, depending on cultivar) makes it a natural for crevice planting. The lilac- to purple-colored flowers go nonstop.
Neon Jungle For an energetic burst of color that can’t be missed, ‘Neon’ sedum delivers. The bright flowers last for weeks, and the lightly variegated leaf edges are a bonus during the rest of the season.
Portable Charm Bring smaller succulents, such as these hens and chicks, closer to eye level in a portable container. This old wooden packing box is all the more charming when filled with these tiny delights. And the fact that you’ll have to water sparingly should actually increase the lifespan of the box.
Group for Effect For a pleasing vignette, put several containers together. Link them visually by using pots in similar colors or materials. As for the plants, place tallest in back and stairstep down. Mixing up plant textures and colors helps, too.
If you want to a garden but don’t have the space, then these vertical pallet planters will be really nice. Using Pallets for building things is a great way to save money and still finish with an awesome project.
A little paint and some plants and you have some awesome planters.
Anyone who does any gardening could use some helpful tips to help your plants grow better and make gardening just a little simpler. Thinks like how to protect seedlings or ways to keep plants watered when you can’t get to them are great tips.
Check out the video below for more useful gardening tips.
Building a vertical planter for your yard can look great while saving precious space. Your own vertical planters are fun to build and you can make them in all different sizes and shapes to fit the space you have.
Tools you will need:
Miter or circular saw Cordless drill and 1/8-inch drill bit Staple gun and a pack of electrical cord staples Hammer Tape Measure Gloves Safety goggles Pencil Materials: If you place this project outside where it could come in contact with water, use pressure-treated, cedar, or redwood boards.
Three 8-foot 2x10s Four 8-foot 2x4s Sixteen 8-foot 1x4s 1 roll of wire mesh with half-inch gap 1 roll or weed barrier 1 box of 1 1/2-inch screws
Here is a great video from The Home Depot with a tutorial on how to Get It Done!
Have you been wanting a raised bed garden so you can grow your own wonderful herbs and vegetables? Now that the weather is warming up, it is a great time to start the garden you always wanted. Where to start a project like this is always a good question for a beginner.
First decide what you want to grow so you can figure out how much space you will need. Picking the correct location is important and based on what you are growing in your garden, different plants want different amounts of sunshine and water.
Here is a wonderful video to help you get started, Happy Growing.