One of our “Hey, Girlfriend!” readers, Joy, from Port Orchard, Washington suggested we post about Fall and Harvest.
While at Roger’s Gardens in Corona Del Mar, I saw these cute pumpkins filled with succulents and thought it would be a fun topic to talk about. This is a really easy project to do.
You will need:
- A pumpkin
- A few succulent plants (choose plants that will compliment each other in texture, size and color)
- A plastic pot to fit the hole you carve in the pumpkin
- Potting soil (there may be enough with the succulents you buy)
- Some gravel or small rocks for drainage
Carve an opening in your pumpkin, large enough to fit a plastic planting pot. Insert the pot. Place a few rocks at the bottom of the pot for drainage and fill the pot about half full with potting soil, arrange plants on the soil and add more soil, if necessary. Press the soil gently down to compact it. Be careful not to over water the succulents and, ideally, display them in bright light. Avoid direct sunlight if possible as this will affect the color of the succulents.
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