I Like Playing In The Sand With My Succulents...How About You? (photos)

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Home Stager with Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio

Need a small bit of greenery in an area that doesn't have a lot of space? No problem.

Have no fear about putting these ideas together in a flash, you can do this! No design experience, no glue gun, no foam needed nor green thumb... these are faux plants! These designs are very popular in a man's office, bathrooms and contemporary settings. All you need is the following items;

  • Sand of course! Make sure it is sterilized because you don't want little creatures running around uninvited. Play around with different colors even layering it for a special look.
  • Cool looking rocks or shells if you want a different texture at the top.
  • A container of your choice, I chose the clear ones because they show off the color of the sand.
  • A quality grade faux succulent plant should be used. Most of these are found in floral wholesale houses.

  succulents  

 

 

 

This design has a clear square container, black sand, 2 different plants & 1 special shinny shell!

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

succluent design

 

This is a taller container, white sand, 3 different plants and small green beaded balls pushed in the center. Close up view below.

              succulent design

 

 

 

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This container was recycled from a burned out candle, beige and rust layer sand, 2 different plants, black & rust colored rocks on the top. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

succulent design 

 

 

 

Here is a design that is so simple, rust sand, multi color rocks and a plant stuck in the middle. How easy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               If you use high quality faux succulent plants these designs will look very real!

 

 

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Specializing in Owner Occupied Homes, Floral Design, Custom Art Work, Display Work

Cynthia Bartch ~ cell: 404.509.6046

Granville, Ohio

 

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Rainmaker
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Cynthia Bartch
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Wow Gail, One of those looks like a jade type plant. I murdered at least 2 of those! Yours are doing very nicely, they must be very happy there on your porch.

You are so kind to take the time come back and post your photos! I really appreciate it Gail.

Apr 10, 2009 06:45 AM #29
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Gail MacMillan
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:-)

Apr 10, 2009 10:11 AM #30
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Right back at ya Gail....dog winking

Apr 11, 2009 02:08 AM #31
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  just keep those spaces small...or green-eyed Frankie (my feline pal) may scope 'em out!  (LOL)

 

LOVE what you have done, and thanks for the ideas...

Apr 11, 2009 03:58 AM #32
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OMG janeAnne, I never thought of that, LOL!!! Love your beautiful green eye Frankie, thanks so much for posting the photo.

Apr 11, 2009 04:10 AM #33
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I love these ideas!  Because my cats like to eat plants I only have a few that I can keep out of their reach, but this opens new possibilities.

Apr 11, 2009 04:59 AM #34
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Love how these turned out! I was going to ask how much you water them then I went back to re-read that they are faux! LOL

Apr 12, 2009 03:30 AM #35
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Hi Ann, I'm glad Imay have provided a solution for you, thanks for your comments! They are so easy to put together.

Hi Lizette, You are not the only one who thought they were real. I should have mentioned again at the end of the blog that they were faux, fake and not real!

Apr 12, 2009 08:38 AM #36
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Sharon Tara
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You do such a beautiful job on your arrangements.  I am bookmarking for future reference.  I love these!

Apr 13, 2009 02:09 AM #37
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Cynthia Bartch
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Hey again Sharon, Thank you! These are super easy, fill container w/ sand stick in plant and a doo-dad if you wish. No one can mess these up.

Apr 13, 2009 03:00 AM #38
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Ann Dail
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Succulents present such great art!

Apr 14, 2009 10:28 AM #39
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Thanks for stopping by for visit Ann!

Apr 15, 2009 01:17 AM #40
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Kate Bourland
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I simply love this, I've always wanted to create beautiful yet simple arrangements.  Thanks for sharing. 

Apr 15, 2009 07:01 PM #41
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Hi Kate, I'm glad to have given you a bit of inspiration!

Apr 17, 2009 02:59 AM #42
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Cindy Bryant
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We have so much humidy, but yet can still grow tropicals and succulents...weird we can grow both.

Apr 19, 2009 04:29 PM #43
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Cynthia Bartch
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Hi Cindy, These look real but in fact they are fake. I don't think I made it clear enough in the title, yikes! I was hoping anyone who needed a small bit of green could whip these up real fast w/ no design skills.

Apr 20, 2009 12:23 AM #44
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You can do the same thing with real succulents, too, as long as you give them support and a little water once a month that has some nutrients in it since there is no soil from which the roots can get nutrients.

There is a Century 21 office here that has done a superb job with fake plants.

I still like the real thing though. I just need the smell of the soil and leaves, and to watch the beautiful blossoms as they grow, bloom, and die.

Aloe flowers

Jul 16, 2009 04:46 AM #45
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Cynthia Bartch
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Russel, what a fabulous picture you've shared here, thanks!!! I love the real deal plants too from working in the florist business for 12 years. Thanks for the visit.

Jul 17, 2009 01:24 AM #46
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Somehow I missed this post...great idea, and I can see them working beautifully in several places!  Thanks for sharing, and sparking my creative juices to make a few of these!

Aug 06, 2009 01:30 AM #47
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Cynthia Bartch
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Hey there Cheryl, I miss many many posts too, just only so much time in day huh? These love how super easy these are and anyone can do them. Thanks so much for visit and checkin' in Cheryl!

Aug 06, 2009 01:43 AM #48
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