This year has been so busy for me, and Christmas especially - so once all the parties were over, and before the New Year begins, I decided to set some time aside to potter in the garden and have a go at making a new garden for my fairies. I have been seeing gorgeous Broken Pot Gardens on Pinterest and they look so easy, but it has taken me months to find a) a broken pot or even b) a pot that I feel ok about breaking! Thankfully I met a lovely lady named Lisa and along with some gorgeous succulent plants she gave me some terracotta pots that I thought would suit a broken pot garden nicely. So today I got out a hammer and took to one of them! Of course I was a bit over-enthusiastic and broke off more than I was meant to... but I think I made it work! I packed in lots of succulent mix and then arranged some of the larger broken pieces to look nice (and hold the soil in place). I broke a few of the shards into little 'squares' for steps and then popped the plants in. Now, *disclaimer* the last few days have been 40+ degrees here in Perth and my succulent plants really suffered, so they are not looking the best. I really hope that I can add an updated photo in a month or two with the plants looking glorious and filling in the spaces nicely (fingers crossed!!).
1. It was pretty simple and in about 40 minutes it was done! (No children helping which always adds a good half an hour to whatever we do!)
2. I highly recommend hammer therapy, its a great feeling to smash things! (for broken pot gardens only!!)
3. I cant wait to make some more - but need more pots, more plants, more potting mix, more space! Beware, it can be addictive!!