Get cre­ative with suc­cu­lent plants

These wa­ter­wise beauties will make a state­ment in any­thing from a hang­ing bas­ket or tin to a pot or wooden box.

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The pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less when it comes to cre­at­ing a pic­ture-per­fect dis­play with suc­cu­lents. Ann Kerr of The Pink Geranium Nurs­ery, the lo­ca­tion for these pho­to­graphs, and Buck He­men­way of the Cal­itz­dorp Suc­cu­lent So­ci­ety of­fer ad­vice on how to get the best from your suc­cu­lent plants.

#1 Hang­ing gar­dens

Ac­cord­ing to Ann, fleshy suc­cu­lents are the per­fect can­di­dates for a hang­ing bas­ket. “They can sur­vive for long pe­ri­ods with­out wa­ter and make a beau­ti­ful dis­play,” she says. “The growth habit of many suc­cu­lents is ideal; even an im­ma­ture aloe will work. Fol­low your in­stincts and go for the plants you love.” Make your own hang­ing bas­kets – it’s so sim­ple!

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