The Danger of Succulent Pumpkins

 

 

Just when you thought gardening couldn’t get any more dangerous, then came the succulent pumpkin.  While taking fresh succulent cuttings from my garden, I failed to remember it’s fall, and that means – spider season.  Eek.

 

 

 

Well, maybe the spiders that came crawling out of my crassula weren’t that big, but I found a few, and that was enough to freak me out. 

So here are the cuttings I chose to create my succulent pumpkin.  Not a big fan of orange in my garden (or home), I’m going with green themed fall decor.  I found this green beauty at Traders Joe’s for $5.99. Total deal.

Now there are a few ways you can make a succulent pumpkin.  Last year I took the road less traveled and cut out the top of my pumpkin, gutted it and planted succulents inside.  It looked beautiful for about a week, then rotted soon after. So this season I’m creating them with a glue gun.  Quick, clean and simple.  Plus you can plant the cuttings when you’re done!


It’s best to start off gluing the bigger succulents on first. I spaced apart four graptoverias.  Apply the glue on the stem (be sure to leave a long enough stem), then place it on the pumpkin.  Hold it down for a few seconds until it sticks.

I filled the center in with jade plant, then accented the sides with variegated crassula to add a touch of white to lighten it up.  Lastly, I added a few strands of fish hook succulents to drape down the pumpkin.

I used the leftover tiny succ cuttings to make a mini version.

And there it is, my new color palette for fall….

Check out my videos below for step by step instructions:

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Also be sure to check out….

FREE SUCCULENT PUMPKIN DEMONSTRATION at The Nursery in Irvine!

Join us at The Nursery, on Saturday, October 7, 2017 and Saturday, October 21, 2017 for a free Succulent Pumpkin Demonstration!   See information below!

Spice up your fall décor by creating a succulent pumpkin! Join garden expert Kelly from The Nursery as she will be demonstrating how easy it is to make a succulent pumpkin.  Purchase a pumpkin and succulents to create your own. We will be giving away a succulent pumpkin to one lucky class guest! 

This demonstration is free and we will be offering 25% off one pumpkin to each class guest.  No need to RSVP, we’ll see you there! 

The Nursery  7000 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618   (off the 5 fwy at Sand Canyon)

(949)581-2085 Phone   www.habitudes.com

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