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Simple Succulent Garden in a Wagon

Posted by on Apr 28, 2013 in backyard, garden, outdoors | 16 comments

I like low maintenance.

I also like beautiful.

It seems that the two have a hard time co-existing. . .

Astro-turf.

Double knit polyester.

Vinyl tablecloths.

You get the drift. . .

But, on that rare occasion,

these two worlds collide.

Low maintenance.

And, beautiful.

One example is my potted boxwoods.

Another is,

my friend,

the succulent.

DIY Succulent Garden @ DaisyMaeBelle

Supplies for Wagon Succulent Garden @ DaisyMaeBelle

Supplies:

Mid – sized rocks

Potting soil

Old wagon

Supplies for Succulent Garden @ DaisyMaeBelle

A variety of succulents.

Supplies for Succulent Garden @ DaisyMaeBelle

How do you identify the succulents?

Look for these two clues:

“sedum”

“well suited for rock-gardens”

How to Make a Succulent Garden in a Wagon @ DaisyMaeBelle

Drill a few wholes in the bottom of the wagon.

Drainage is super important.

Or, your low maintenance succulent will drown.

How to Make a Succulent Garden in a Wagon @ DaisyMaeBelle

Fill the wagon with a single level of rocks.

How to Make a Succulent Garden in a Wagon @ DaisyMaeBelle

Making sure not to cover the drainage holes.

How to Make a Succulent Garden in a Wagon @ DaisyMaeBelle

Add the succulents.

Simple Succulent Garden @ DaisyMaeBelle

And, fill around with the potting mix.

Succulent Garden in a Wagon@ DaisyMaeBelle

So, what makes these low maintenance?

I only plan on watering them once a week in the summer.

And, I will ignore them all through the fall, winter and spring!

And, they will thrive!

This wagon should be crawling with succulents in just a few weeks.

Low maintenance,

Meet beautiful!

Life to the full!

Melissa

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16 Comments

  1. This is beyond cute…what a great idea! I’d love to do this but I’d have to bring the whole wagon indoors in the winter, but maybe that would be cute, too! Thanks for such a neat idea!

    XO,
    Jane

  2. I keep coming across your blog @ different parties. Since you have a LOT of ideas that attract me, and I so enJOY your blog, I’ve had to add you to “MY Blog List” on my blog. Thank you for such a great inspiring blog.

  3. Very cute, great idea to put succulents in little wagon, if you need to move them to different area will be much easier. Did you have to buy the rocks?
    I might have to take my old wagon like that back from hubs to plant succulents in. We have plenty of rocks all over so just need some more succulents and some planting soil. My old wagon is much more color faded and chippy. Hope I can make it look as cute as yours. Happy Days

  4. Very good idea, I really like that it is flowers/plants on wheels. I have an old wheel barrel turned on its side with flowers planted, well really I did that last year and now the flowers are dead. It was in the hot Texas sun so the plants didn’t fair too well. Now if I’d had them in a wagon like you do, they could have been “traveling plants” so I could have taken them out of the sun on certain days. Visiting you from the Met Monday party, hope to drop by for a visit too.
    Have a great week!

  5. I am a low maint. girl myself, so this I love! So pretty, too! Thanks for sharing with us at Monday Funday!

    Take care,

    Trish

  6. I’m still kicking myself for not scooping up an old red wagon at an estate sale! Love this little bit of whimsy in the garden!
    Kelly

  7. Melissa, a neighbor (and friend) next door moved out a year and a half ago and left behind an old, beat up cheapy firepit. I dragged the patina’d pit from the brambles in the fencerow to my yard. It sits on an iron stand. My husband says, “whatcha planning to do with that old thing?” I laughed and said, “Make a succulent garden with it and maybe a mini fairy world.” He just shook his head, laughing, and walked away. Great minds think alike when I saw yours from an old wagon! I have some sedum planted on my sweet dog’s grave from 2009 and it comes up every year and is huge now! So – yes, those succulents will grow in abundance every year! Any reason you left them in their individual pots? – Karen

  8. Love that little wagon…PINNED

  9. Low maintenance and super cute…sounds like a great combo in my mind!
    KC

  10. Love it. How cute and fun. You are just so creative. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  11. please come over and share your gardening posts at Fishtail Cottage’s garden party! xoox, tracie

  12. Visiting from Monday Funday. I’d like to invite you to my Friday Flash Blog, where you can share your best blog entry of the week! The party goes on ALL weekend at thejennyevolution.com. And who knows, you may just get featured next week.

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

  13. Oh I love this!! I get along with “low maintenance” really well and this is so cute! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I’ll be featuring this tomorrow. Happy Sunday!
    Jenn 🙂

  14. Very cute! And I just happen to have a little red wagon in my garage!

  15. So fun!

    Thanks for being a part of SEASONAL SUNDAYS.

    – The Tablescaper

  16. LOVE this idea! I’m so sad I don’t have one of these wagons anymore! Now I need to go hunting…

    -andi

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