How to Make a Succulent Dish Garden

This design was inspired by Monet's Water Lilies. I first saw it in Succulent Container Gardens by Debra Lee Baldwin. It was designed by the California Cactus Center.

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Drill a hole for drainage.

Drill a hole for drainage.

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Add the Cacti Potting Mix.

Add the Cacti Potting Mix.

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Gather your succulents.

Gather your succulents.

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Plant your lily pad Aeonium.

Plant your lily pad Aeonium.

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I had a large Echeveria so I planted it next.

I had a large Echeveria so I planted it next.

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I then planted some Echeveria cuttings to fill out the dish garden.

I then planted some Echeveria cuttings to fill out the dish garden.

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You could stop here and put a layer of beach glass.

You could stop here and put a layer of beach glass.

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But I added a few more Hens and Chicks to fill out the dish.

But I added a few more Hens and Chicks to fill out the dish.

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Give it a gentle spray of water to rinse the dirt from the succulents.

Give it a gentle spray of water to rinse the dirt from the succulents.

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Add the beach glass.

Add the beach glass.

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Done. 👍

Done. 👍

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I saved a bit of the beach glass to add to the top dressing as it settles after a few waterings.

I saved a bit of the beach glass to add to the top dressing as it settles after a few waterings.

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