There has been an explosion of interest around succulent plants like CAL Farms Beautiful 36 of 2″ Assorted Succulents and for good reason. This is the perfect plant for people who have no time for an actual garden. Succulents are easy to maintain and they almost survive on their own, except for the need for an occasional sunlight and watering.
It is very versatile, and survives in all kinds of weather conditions—may it be in the winter or in the middle of the scorching summer. It can grow in a small pot indoors or easily be converted into a succulent tree ideal for an outdoor garden, too. The colorful and unique shapes of the succulents are great to look at all-year-round, and there is no flower necessary for these to look gorgeous on a windowsill.
But if you don’t have the green thumb or if you are sorely lacking in time, you may have to tap the skills and talents of a succulents designer. What’s wrong with having someone else design your succulent garden? It’s not like it’s a personal thing or hobby that must be done solely by you. We have always welcomed the sight of a gardener in most houses, and this is no different, except succulent designers are working with smaller plants than the usual.
Combining plants of various sizes, colors, and shapes can be difficult for someone who’s not into the arts. It takes someone who’s passionate about creating wonderful succulent masterpieces to get it right. Although there is no right or wrong in succulents, a garden should bring about the natural flow and beauty of the place. If you are not sure how to go about that, it might be better to hire someone who does.
It’s not just in the arrangement where a succulents designer is needed. Succulents are easy to maintain, yes, and they survive even in the dead of winter or the hell-like temperatures during summer. To ensure that they remain healthy-looking (and healthy), the planter needs to use the right materials—the right container and the right soil. There’s also the application of your basic fertilizer that is needed for these plants to thrive. All in all, it’s still a lot of work for someone who has no time or an inclination to find time.
People who have worked with succulents know what soil to use for what type of succulent. They know that terra cotta containers are flimsy but plastic may not work, too. They know to put in draining holes in plastic, glass, and metal containers. And they know that metal containers should not be left too long under the sun because they get too hot, which may affect the health of the succulent plants.
Hiring a designer should not be something you will feel embarrassed about. Many believe that growing succulents is a personal thing, that it should be a “relationship” between the plant and the grower. That is completely false. Although there is an element of “friendship” between the succulent and its grower, what’s more important is for these plants to grow healthy and thrive. If you are not familiar on how to go about that, there’s nothing wrong with asking someone to do it for you.