Friday, 3 July 2015

Teacup Garden - Savor Summer Project

Making a teacup garden is a quick, fun and satisfying project which uses very few materials.  Summer is an ideal time to undertake such a project as garden centres have a wide range of plants to choose from.  The succulents I used were taken from bigger plants that I had in the garden.  They will root and spread quickly in the summer months.  Depending on the types of plants you choose will determine whether or not you will need to drill a drainage hole in the cup.  I didn't want to drill my cup as it was far too nice for that.  Prior to being a 'garden' it held a candle.  I don't know if it was ever used for its original purpose of holding tea!

Ingredients:
1 cup and saucer
Handful of gravel
Handful of multi purpose compost
Tiny succulent plants
( I used Sedum Little Missy, Sempervivum and Sedum Cauticola Lidakense
Decorative stones
Shells, tiny ornaments etc;
Spray water bottle

Once you have all your ingredients to hand, find a nice spot outside to assemble your mini garden. 


Method:
 Add gravel to cup
Top up with compost.
Add plants
Add shells and decorative gravel
Water sparingly


Maintenance:
Water sparingly in dry conditions
Give an occasional spray with water bottle

Some other examples of tea cup gardens can be found by clicking on the links below;

http://www.themagiconions.com/2014/04/tea-cup-fairy-garden-tutorail.html

http://epherielldesigns.com/my-teacup-succulent-garden

http://acultivatednest.com/2014/05/9-cute-tea-cup-gardens/

See previous post about the savor summer project here.  More ideas for savoring summer can be found by clicking on the 'savor summer' link on my side bar.

* Just realized that Anne is in a different time zone ( in U.S.A) so check back later today on the savor summer picture link in the side bar to read her introduction to the project.

9 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Awe that is so pretty Simone, I do love succulents such amazing little plants and so easy to grow!
Have a lovely weekend,
V x

KC'sCourt! said...

You little teacup is lovely, think I'll go and find a pretty little container and have a go
Julie xxx

sharon said...

Think I'll give this a try! Sweet, Simone.

Anne Butera said...

I love this, Simone! Wonderful fun. With the shells and colorful stones, your garden looks very summery indeed!

Thanks for joining me to Savor Summer!

Rosie said...

Your garden in a tea cup is so pretty Simone and what a lovely touch to use the shells and stones to decorate it. The Savour Summer project is such a good idea:)

Lisa said...

Simone this is one the prettiest things I've seen! Love the tea cup you have chosen.
I definitely want to have a go at doing this.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Lisa x

Ethel Johnson said...

A nice cup of tea
Or a garden for a flea?
...sorry my poems are getting worse!
xx

Judy Hartman said...

Simone, I just love this project!!! I've just joined Anne's Savor Summer celebration, and I look forward to seeing what we all come up with!! xx

Ann said...

Oh how sweet! Now I think everyone can cope with a garden in a cup. Don't you think a row on a windowsill would look perfectly summery!