Do you ever wonder how people get so many ideas for succulent arrangements? When I look at some of the creations I see, I wonder how they come up with these ideas. Some are so breathtaking and I really don’t think I have the ability (not to mention the area) to do them, but I can do it on a smaller scale for sure.
My daughter and I were recently on a trip to one of the local garden centers , Meadow View Growers, and saw such wonderful things. I really need to push myself to try and make mine more interesting and varied. ( Meadow View Growers is such a wonderful place. I had to write about it. I have NO affiliation with them at all and they are not paying me to promote them.)
BTW, they sold their succulents in sections which they labeled Annuals and Perennials. But all of those annuals can be grown inside all year around in the colder areas. But since I am in Ohio, USDA Zone 6, it helps their customers to decide which they want to buy if they are only going to get one season out of them if they plant them outdoors. More posts about succulents on the blog.
More Than Just Succulent Arrangements
As can be seen in the photo above, hypertufa troughs (or any planter for that matter) can include any kind of plant you desire. These smaller versions of plants are wonderful all grouped together. Check out that tiny heuchera in the back middle. Isn’t that just cute as a button? These mosses and tiny trees look so “world-in-miniature” to me. I have planted the small evergreen trees and they stay fairly small for a few years.
We made a video of some of the things I saw while we were visiting and buying more plants that I don’t need but want…you know what I mean. I want to share this so you could get some ideas like I got when I was there. Disappointed that I missed some of the plant’s names. It’s best always to get the plant marker when you purchase one, but I misplace those and then it is so hard to remember or to research what the name actually is.
Look at this awesome table! I can just see that on my deck. I would plant it with only hardy succulents and perennials since I prefer that I would not have to take it inside in the winter. Too heavy and too much room taken. But those of you who have greenhouses and such, go for it! In fact, I get really jealous of those of you who get to take your succulent arrangements inside a greenhouse. Oh my, think of how many I would have!
Please pop over and watch the video on YouTube or here on the site. I love comments, shares and likes! I was so enraptured by the sights I saw at Meadow View Growers that I had to share it all with you via a video. Always got my camera with me! Well, here’s the video:
Hi, I am Kim and thank you so much for visiting my magazine! I am a gardener and a hypertufa maker. If you came here to learn about hypertufa, I have a lot of information. But I also write about flower gardening and using succulents which are great drought-tolerant plants.