Tips for Creating Gorgeous Succulent Arrangements

Succulents are beautiful in their own right, so it really doesn't take much to create a great arrangement for them. These techniques will help your arrangements really stand out! 

Over the past few years I've created a lot of succulent arrangements for myself, for my ebooks, for the Idiot's Guide, and for my friends and family. I've also been privileged to work with some incredible succulent designers, and photograph their arrangements. 

Some succulents are monochromatic – they have just one main color (usually green), but may have a variety of shades of that color. When creating a monochromatic arrangement, it's great to use different shapes and textures to add more interest.

Consider Colors

For succulents of a few different colors, you can look for groupings with analogous colors–shades that are next to each other on a color wheel. For example, you could use green, blue and purple or orange, yellow and green. 

What's the deal with this little rhyme? It's actually a “formula” that's commonly used in the world of container arrangements–and it's probably one of the most widely suggested guidelines for designing an arrangement. 

Thriller, Filler, Spiller

Combining succulents with similar lighting needs will ensure that your whole arrangement (or garden bed) stays looking great for years to come! 

Consider Light Needs

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