Summer Succulent Mason Jar Planters – Mason Jar Planters
Whenever I walk into my Home Depot, the first thing I’m greeted with (before I actually reach the “official” Home Depot greeter) is a wall of succulents.
Just row after row of these oddly shaped teeny tiny plants.
And I have to admit I’ve been intrigued …
and after learning succulents are near impossible to kill, I was more than just intrigued. I was inspired.
You see, I’m not very skilled at keeping green things alive. Well, aside from the multitude of green weeds that grow in my back yard (and that require zero attention from me) to monstrous proportions.
But the idea of actually growing something (intentionally) and keeping it alive (intentionally) has always been a foreign concept to me. Either I forget to water … or drown them.
There is no middle ground.
But succulents have been advertised (at least on the internet) to be fool proof. So I thought I’d give it the old college try with and make some summer succulent mason jar planters …
How To Make Summer Succulent Mason Jar Planters
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Step 1: Start with a layer of pea gravel for drainage (I’m pretty sure these little pebbles are also used for aquariums; I found them at Michael’s). Fill the bottom up to the “Mason” lettering on the jar.
Step 2: Time to add the pretty layer! Here’s where you can add color and visual interest. I chose two different types of sea glass (a blues & greens mixture for one jar and turquoise blue for the other) as well a sea shells for the third. All three offer a great summery, beachy feel. Generously fill the jar to just over the “Ball” lettering.
Step 3: Add potting soil to just under the rim.
Step 4: Add your succulent plants. (You can also give them a little drink of water at this point).
Step 5: Enjoy!
Step 6: Enjoy!
Step 7: Enjoy!
My apologies in advance to the succulents who (may) have sacrificed their little plant lives to participate in my old-college-try experiment. Let’s hope I can report back at the end of the summer that, indeed, succulents are impossible to kill …
even by the most green-thumbed-challenged of us all!
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