Sedum and Stonecrop in Footed Bowl

I put together this sedum and stonecrop medley in the spring. I found the footed resin bowl at Goodwill.  I was going to paint it, but then I left it weathered.

I half buried the base in the soil for stability.  It adds some nice height and makes it look like it is spilling over with the other succulents around it.

Once it’s in the ground, the plants all nestle together.

I like to tuck a few shells in my garden.  I think they look great next to succulents.

Have a nest?  I pierced this iron bird right through the center of it and stakes it into the ground.

These days, I buy most of my succulents at Lowes. They sell them for about $2 a piece.  I’ll buy them in flats and use them for wreaths and clay pots that don’t get much watering.  All of my patio pots on the south facing rock garden are all succulents.  They thrive there with little watering and come back every year.  So glad I made the switch from annuals.

I think its hard to argue there is anything easier than succulents for the beauty and care.

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Jennifer Ebeling
Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
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