But I am back to try again and it was all inspired by a trip to the local garden center where they had Aloe Vera plants on sale.
Here are my top 5 tips for making your indoor succulent garden. It's your easy planting guide.
1. Planting guide- Since succulents can be planted close together, they have an instant "full planter" look and should happily live that way for a while.
2. Soil- All you need is some potting soil that lets the plants drain well, something with sand in it is a good choice.
3. Planter Type- Remember that these plants tend to be top heavy because the soil is typically on the dry side and lighter in weight. So, a ceramic planter like the one used here is a good option.
4. Plants- go for color and pattern to give contrast to your garden. Or as my friends at Southern Living magazine say, the thriller, spiller and filler plantings guide- something that dynamic, something that drapes over the edge of the planter, and something(s) that fills in between the two.
5. Love- love the way they look in the pot, love how cool the colors are, love the way the sunlight makes them more vibrant- just don't love them with water! When the top inch of soil is dry, give them a deep drink and then love them in other ways. If you over water, they get wrinkly and die.