How to make a succulent Christmas Tree

Melissa’s got a simple, stylish idea for you that will take your Christmas decorating to a whole new level – here’s how to create a succulent Christmas tree that will be the talk of the table!

Start by creating a cone out of chicken wire and stuff it with damp sphagnum moss or you could use coconut coir. I’ve started by creating a cone or then weight a bowl or pot using pebbles. The pot Melissa’s using is from the Northcote Pottery Italian Terracotta range. Then using succulent cuttings of different shapes, sizes and colours – poke them into the moss through the chicken wire.

If you’ve got succulents with no stem – thread floristry wire through the ends. Keep adding succulents until the tree is covered – add in some Christmas baubles too for extra sparkle! And don’t forget to top it off with a star.

An Australian Twig Christmas Tree

Here’s a simple little project to bring some festive flair to your garden this Christmas! An Australia Christmas tree with a twist that will brighten up your outdoor entertaining area or sparkle on your front step this Christmas.

Start with a pot in a festive colour like the gorgeous Primo Glazed pot from Northcote Pottery in ‘Forest Green’. Then add: red petunias, white calibrachoas and Turkey thyme all from Oasis Horticulture.

To finish the look off add an old eucalyptus brand and decorate with little ornaments. Just magic!

Pimp your pots!

Here are 3 clever ways to decorate pots, simply grab a terracotta pot and give it a makeover with some glue, paint and a few accessories.

This easy DIY project is a great way to Pimp Your Pots, using things you probably have lying around your home or garage.

Chloe suggests the following ways to decorate pots;
1. Lace effect look
2. Drip paint effect
3. Paint and rope combo

Into these pretty pots you can pop succulents, cacti, herbs or flowers. Just use plants that match the styling of your decorated pots.

If you give this project a go, we’d LOVE to see your results – share pics on Instagram and using #iamagardenette so we can see and share.

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Potted Strawberry Tower

Why just grow strawberries in a pot when you can create a TOWER of strawberries! Melissa King has this nifty technique to get you harvesting armfuls of strawberries this summer. So get planting strawberries RIGHT NOW (winter and spring) if you are in southern Australian regions.

Indoor Plant Trends

Chloe’s gah gah for indoor plants! And if you’ve got 1 or dozens of them, there is always room for 1 more 🙂 Don’t have any yet? Then we hope this story inspires you get some indoor plants of your own.

Growing tomatoes in containers

Got a space space? And what to grow tomatoes? YES YOU CAN! Melissa’s got all the tips and tricks you’ll need to get growing tomatoes in a small space, garden or balcony.

There are also some great new release varieties from Oasis Horticulture that you’ll want to try at your place this season. Growing tomatoes is easy and rewarding – so get planting tomatoes NOW for a bumper summer crop.