Succulent Projects …Floral Friday

There are at least a few reasons succulent plants are especially appealing to me.  First, their varied shapes and bulkiness are visually fascinating. Second, they have evolved effective mechanisms and means of coping with harsh environmental conditions.  Third, they are reasonably easy to care for.

I was recently gifted with a few attractive succulent plants so I was inspired to display them in creative ways.  It was also time to clean up and refresh a few that I already have.


A mixture of sand, moss, and stones make a good base for a pair of plants. The glass cube is a good container to help show off all the elements of this arrangement. A Mexican souvenir is the perfect companion accent to provide context and balance.


A little lamp, mounted in a tray base sat neglected on a shelf at one of my favorite consignment stores.  The disassembly, cleaning, reassembly, and creation of the arrangement was a satisfying project that only took a portion of an afternoon.  The finished result is a luxurious mid-20th century focal point for a shelf or small table.


An unusual pairing of interestingly shaped plants need a bold treatment to really make them stand out.  Again, a mid-20th century container was perfect for the job.  What could be a better companion shape than a scale model 1963 Corvette?

J 7-1-01The Blue Jay of Happiness likes this topical quip from the late, great Morris Udall: “I have learned the difference between a cactus and a caucus. On a cactus, the pricks are on the outside.”


About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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2 Responses to Succulent Projects …Floral Friday

  1. GP Cox says:

    My favorite day from Swabby – thanks!!

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