Rock On

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While looking through the Pottery Barn online catalog for ideas to create this week's challenge, I found this darling rock/succulent arrangement. It was a simple display of nature's best - rock and greenery.
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This is the Pottery Barn arrangement that inspired my challenge piece. There are faux succulents but I also noticed that there is also a faux rock. Wow! I like natural things, so I set out to find a natural rock.
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I had to look no further than our front porch. That was where I found this little gem, a prize that we had brought back from Big Sur many years ago. Perfect!
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I gathered some faux succulents from the Dollar Tree and placed them strategically on the rock before attaching them using my trusty glue gun.
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After experimenting with a variety of arrangements...
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I added more succulents, then less because succulents naturally grow close together because when they drop a baby leaf it will often take root next to the parent plant. The rock was perfect and genuine, the succulents while artificial, were still attractive.
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My final arrangement is as it should be - a great little representation of what would grow in nature. I hope that you like my little Pottery Barn knock-off. Peace be unto you.
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  • Ivycrafter
    on Apr 14, 2018

    Did you know that the round holes in your rock were formed by Purple Sea Urchins? I have a similar rock that I brought back from WA and did research to learn why the holes were perfectly round.

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  • Den30975158
    on Apr 27, 2018

    I agree that yours looks better than the one from Pottery Barn and many other succulent arrangements (both real and faux) I’ve considered recently. You inspired me so much I immediately went in my backyard and found a perfect rock to make one of my own. My Dollar Tree didn’t have any faux succulents and I was too impatient to shop around so spent more than you on the faux plants but I’m thrilled with mine. Considering the rock was free I still feel I saved a lot by making my own. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  • This is my kind of way to "grow" succulents. I love how natural and full that you made this look, and I agree, it IS much nicer than those pricey ones at Pottery Barn.

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