Sunday, May 10, 2015

~ Decorating with Succulents & Silver and How To Create a Succulent Dish Garden

Decorating with Succulents & Sliver at The Decorated House

It's a great time of the year to bring in a little touch of the garden. After cold weather or too much rain (or too little) in some parts of the country, wouldn't a little touch of living green add some warmth?!

You can grow succulents in any number of containers, and silver is a
really pretty choice. Complemented with white, the silver
adds a bit of reflective light and show offs the rich green. 

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Decorating with Succulents & Sliver at The Decorated House

Sitting on a dark gray-brown honed marble top,  
the  simple Mercury glass candle holders are the perfect 
vessel for some small succulents. 
You could use vintage silver pieces as well. Just be aware that
moss, dirt and plants actually touching the silver can damage it.
Old silver pieces used to be so inexpensive and easy to find 
at Goodwill and thrift stores, but the  prices have certainly changed
since blogs have come along. Some days you can
still get lucky and find a few silver pieces at a decent price.

The Decorated House : Decorating with Succulents and Silver - Gardening Indoors

Succulents thrive where other plants would simply 
give up and turn brown. Put them near a sunny window, let them 
have some breathing room, and do not over water them! 

I planted them exactly the same as I showed in a previous post.
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for the full instructions.  
The only difference for these was that I lined the containers with some plastic
wrap, then insert the succulents which I had planted in small peat pots. 
The plastic goes around the outside of the  peat pots, so when you water,
it will keep the moisture away from the silver.

How To Create a Succulent Dish Garden - The Decorated House

Even if you can't keep the plants alive and well for years, you should be able
 to enjoy them for a few months. Or just before they begin to look a bit on the worn out side, 
 take them outside and bring in some of  new succulents that have been outside instead.
 Rotating the plants will help keep them all healthier.

See Y'All Soon~


  1. Donna,
    Gorgeous vignette using your mercury silve votives and succulents, dear friend!!!
    I was just trying to decide where to use my soft green mercury votives.
    You have given me many ideas with this post.
    Thank you for always inspiring me!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Hello Pat,
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Ooooh, green Mercury glass would be so pretty with succulents! What a great idea. Thanks for stopping by.


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