25 August 2016

Mini Desert Gardens...

This is one of those 'oh so cute, 
but let's put up a 'danger' sign' kind of projects.

I'm a cactus and succulent lover, 
so this quirky desert style mini garden is just my thing.

To create you will need:
3 x small glass bowls 
(I used $1 bowls from the Necessities Warehouse brand)

potting mix

3 x baby cactus plants
($4.47 each from Mitre 10)
Line each bowl with wet sand and press into place.

Add a layer of potting mix.

Put the baby cacti in the centre and backfill with potting mix.
Put a top layer of sand on top.

Hint: Make a paper collar to avoid the prickles and make for easier manoeuvring.

The Mini desert gardens require minimal watering.
Remember there is no drainage in the glass bowl so it is vital not to overwater them or they will rot.

I displayed each bowl in a little wooden box on the coffee table.
The cloth is vintage.
Oh so pretty don't you think?

I adore the passionflower design.
Right now I'm loving vintage fabric...
Mini Desert Gardens!


  1. Tracey, these are so cute! When my Mom was alive she would collect succulents and did a similar garden for her patio table ... they look adorable Thank you for sharing with us at #SimplifyWednesdays Pinned, Shared, Tweeted

    Carla a.k.a Mrs R @ SimplifyLifeWithMrsR.com

  2. Those are adorable!! What great decor for a small space or entryway. :) Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  3. There are lovely!! I love cactus as home decor! It is great they don't need to much care and they stay alive during the hot months! ( I found you on Sweet inspiration link party)

  4. What a sweet idea!! Those little cacti look so cute in the dessert cups. The vintage fabric is beautiful.

  5. What a cute idea. These would be perfect on a kitchen window sill. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle.


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