This container garden with a twist bursts with colorful succulents. Not only is this topiary eye-catching, but it's easy to care for.
This colorful succulent topiary sits pretty in any garden setting. Prep succulents a day before you start this project—the succulent cuttings will need to develop scabs where the stem is cut. To prepare, simply remove succulent plants from their pots and wipe away any excess dirt. Clip succulents, leaving a stem to insert into the topiary. The day of, prepare your moss by dampening. Soak your sphagnum moss in a bucket and squeeze out any excess water.
If you're making your own moss ball:
Place floral foam block in center of pot. Insert dowel into block (making sure that it's straight) and secure with hot glue. Fill pot with rocks to secure dowel's position.
To make your own moss ball: Make this a day before you start your topiary project. Soak sphagnum moss and squeeze excess water out. Apply sphagnum moss evenly to the outside of floral foam ball. Cover that layer with sheet moss and secure with floral wire.
Use screwdriver or awl to poke a hole into the ball and use wooden dowel to deepen hole. Remove and fill hole with hot glue. Insert dowel and let dry.
To add succulents, use a screwdriver or awl to poke holes in moss ball. Be sure to leave room between plants for growth. Use floral pins to secure if necessary.