I went to Detroit’s Eastern Market and found these great succulents.  Love that the vendor put it in a cup holder so I could better navigate the market with them in hand.  They were at a good price and I like to shop local.

I’ll be using the aloe vera and air plant in other pots but the three cacti were used for this mini garden.  I like using natural elements like feathers, stones and driftwood to add interest too!

Here’s what you need:

  • cactus
  • flat glass bowl (I used a salad bowl from a thrift store)
  • potting soil
  • stones (from my home’s landscaping and the arrow one from Lake Erie)
  • feathers (found on a trip to Lake Erie)
  • small piece of driftwood (also Lake Erie)

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I placed the stones in the bottom for drainage.

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Put some soil into the bowl and then carefully take the cactus out and arrange them.  Put soil around the cactus to fill the bowl.

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I painted the feathers with some neon paint for fun but you could leave them as is.  I used a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen to draw the arrow on the stone.  For height, I placed the driftwood standing upright.

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Love the natural elements in the dish garden!

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