Monday, September 17, 2007

Succulent Topiaries: Do It Yourself!

We've received a lot of questions about how we create succulent topiaries…and since we’re feeling very gracious…here is how to make your own fantastic succulent garden art!


  • Rooted succulents
  • Growing mixture of soil and polymer crystals
  • Sheet moss
  • Wire frame
  • Small gauge wire
  • Chicken wire
  • Tweezers
  • Landscape fabric pins

10 Steps to a Successful Succulent Topiary:

  1. Start with an open wired form that is the shape you will want.
  2. Attach chicken wire to the frame.
  3. Pack sheet moss inside the frame against the chicken wire.
  4. Fill the inside of the frame with a mixture of soil, water and a polymer crystals. (You could use any lightweight growing medium.)
  5. Start at the bottom of the frame, and force the succulents carefully through the moss and chicken wire.
  6. Use small landscape fabric pins to hold the succulents in place.
  7. If you are working with tiny succulents, use tweezers to help you force the succulents into the moss and growing medium.
  8. Work your way up to the top of the form.
  9. Apply moss to the finished piece.
  10. Soak the entire topiary when you are done, place in plenty of light, and water as needed.

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