I think this might be my last hurrah as far as a summer project goes. I wanted to replant some of my succulents in this planter and thought it needed a little bit of sand and sea shells to fill it out a little bit.
It’s super easy to get an upscale look for a simple planter, just by adding a few seasonal elements.
I took an old container that I had and lined it with a little plastic.
I’d been having some trouble with my succulents, so I broke down and bought actual potting soil designed for cactus, palms and succulents. I think that may have been my problem. I tucked the plants in where I wanted them, including an orchid that was done blooming, but still had healthy, pretty leaves.
Once I got everything tucked where I wanted, I watered it all in, then carefully sprinkled beach sand over the top of the potting soil.
If you don’t live near the beach, you can pick up sand at your local garden center.
Once I got the sand spread around the plants, I just added in a few shells and pieces of coral.
I figure I will have this out for a few weeks, then I can see seed pods, sticks or fall elements replacing the shells and coral.
You can see a few of my other “sand” projects here: