Just recently we installed this stunning faux succulent garden in a lobby in Boston. I figured I'd take pictures along the way during the 'construction.'
See how we made it:
Step 1 : First I had to know the dimensions of the planter bed. Lined up the green foam and cut to size.
Step 2 : Using a sharpie I drew out the line that I wanted the succulents to follow; making sure to number them so that during installation we know what order each sheet of foam goes in.
Step 3 : The largest succulents we used were sedums. I wanted to make sure that they were spaced out appropriately so those were the first that I placed. (make sure to remove all tags from the items! You definitely don't want to see those ) Also! Make sure to leave enough space under each plant for the rocks (topdressing).
Step 4 : After placing the sedums, Started at the very beginning and created the "look" that I wanted for the whole display.
Step 5 : From there I created little groupings of the pops of bright green (I have a lot of the red succulents for filler!)
Step 6 : Then I added the red succulents and followed the line that I drew to get a beautiful wave.
Step 7 : To make sure that everything would look right I tested out the look with rocks.
Step 8 : Knowing that this display needs to be permanent I hot glued each succulent in place.