Make a mini Xeriscape
What do you call a garden filled with xerophytes? A Xeriscape! Summer is a great time to create your own mini xeriscape in a pot. Jeremy made a ‘prehistoric’ xeriscape. You could make a desert road, an alpine mountain garden, or a futuristic space garden. Let your imagination run wild!
YOU WILL NEED:
- • Any container with drainage holes in the bottom (it doesn’t need to be very deep because succulents have shallow roots). - • Potted baby succulents and/or cuttings. - • Succulent potting mix. - • Pebbles (pea gravel), sand or pumice. - • Decorations. 1. Fill your container to about 3/4 full with potting mix. Then add a layer of pebbles, pumice or sand (2-3cm thick). 2. Carefully remove your succulents from their pots. Using a small trowel or an old spoon, plant them snuggly into the mix. If you are planting prickly cacti make a holder from a folded strip of paper. Gloves are recommended! 3. Use a chopstick to poke holes for cuttings and gently push them into the mix. 4. Add the finishing touches with more pebbles or pumice and your decorations.