MAKE YOUR OWN CACTUS ROCK GARDEN
IF you fancy a bit of winter greenery, why not make your own rocky cactus garden? It is always colourful and easy to care for (you don’t even need to water it).
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Pebbles Acrylic paint (green, white, black) A paintbrush Small pompoms or fake flowers or tissue paper in various colours Glue A small plant pot or container Sand Small stones/ gravel Googly eyes (if required)
1. Make sure your pebbles are clean and dry before painting. This garden looks great if you choose slightly different shades of green paint for each pebble. You can do this by adding white or black paint to your green paint to vary the shade. 2. Paint each pebble all over and allow to dry completely. 3. Use your white paint and a very thin brush to add dots, lines and crosses to your pebbles to look like spikes. Allow to dry. 4. Take your plant pot and fill it three-quarters full with sand or small stones/gravel. 5. When completely dry, push each painted pebble into the sand/gravel, arranging your cactus garden how you would like it to look. 6. When you are happy with your arrangement, add a layer of small stones/ gravel to fill up to near the top of the pot. 7. Make some flowers for your cacti by glueing on pompoms or fake flowers if you have them.
If not you can make your own flowers, inset, from tissue paper.
Cut several flower shapes and stick them on top of each other (see picture) before glueing them onto the tops of your cacti. 8. Finally, if you want your garden to have extra character, you can glue on some googly eyes.
An everlasting cactus rock garden
A young girl making a living cactus garden