A Plant for Every Room

Hi Friends, are any of you planting along with me today? No worries if you're not....this post will be waiting for you when you are ready. Here are the final steps for the Lowe's Sponsored Challenge.....Migrating Garden. With all my plants, containers and soil ready....let the planting begin. 

Matching the right plant to the right container can get really frustrating at times. The easiest way for me is to actually hold the plant in the container. It's like trying on a dress, and just like a dress...it looks better when it is not too tight.

Once you have decided that you like the scale and fit of the plant, remove it from the plastic container

Sometimes succulents naturally break apart when you remove them from the original container. This is another example of why I love succulents...a free plant!

I like to use the plastic container as a scoop for the soil. Fill your new container with soil

Make a well for your new plant

Put your plant in place and gently add more soil if needed. Be sure to lightly press down on the soil all around your plant

Dust off the dirt...I like to use a paint brush

Now that wasn't hard. Trust me, this is not beyond your abilities! 

A little more difficult, but still totally doable....is the arrangement of multiple plants. For this one, I like to start with the largest plant first

Then step it down a size

And gently tuck in the smallest plant last

Sometimes, when you remove the plant from the original container ,the roots are tightly bound. Before you replant gently separate the roots.

Once the roots are separated, you can see if you like the fit for your container

It really is that easy. Now for the fun part...travel around your home and find places for your Migrating Garden.

White container grouping...no tray

With a tray

DIY Tray Tutorial
The succulent arrangement

The blue & white grouping

With a plain bottom tray...that a few of you thought should be the third option (I totally agree and am glad you suggested it)

Can you spot the free plant that separated earlier?

Now if this wouldn't make the sweetest hostess or teacher's gift...I don't know what would.

I hope you give indoor gardening a try. I read some study once that said "gardeners live longer". I have no idea if it is true, but if it is...I think this would count!

If you haven't already grabbed your free subscription to some of the many Lowe's magazines...you can do that here. 

Finally, this is a list of my Lowe's Challenges for the year...just in case you missed them, or we didn't know each other back then:

Holiday Window Box
Mum's The Word
Cleaning Garden Tools
Organizing Your Garden Stuff
Garden Shed Makeover & Easy Window Boxes
Adirondack Chair Makeover & Monogrammed Table

Happy baking, wrapping, or shopping...enjoy the moment whatever it is.


  1. You make it look so easy....! I'm not a teacher, but I'll take one of those gifts! Happiest of Holidays to you Linda!!!!!

  2. Love them all! Have a Merry Christmas Linda!

  3. I love this! Please come and plant for little ol' me!

  4. I love these - I must add this project to my 2013 to do list!! Have a great weekend, Linda!!

  5. I love the plants you matched to the pots! that squiggly one in the shell- awesome. Very talented you are! These make wonderful groupings. Im gonna do this in the New Year. Any special time to buy succulents or are they abundant year round..I know, Im uninformed on the topic. Are all these from Lowe's?
    Have a great weekend.
    xo Nancy

  6. Linda i love the plants Love them all! Have a Merry Christmas wíth your family

  7. I heard that you can't kill a succulents, but I am here to prove otherwise. I kept it in the bathroom and within days it had leaves falling off...too moist in there? I hadn't even watered it yet, so it wasn't from that. POOP. I'm too afraid to try again.

    P.S They're all lovely, but the tray grouping is my favorite!!

  8. I love plants but never have any luck with them. I just discovered a source for fruit flies in my kitchen was my hens and chicks and dh is insisting I toss them! I have been avoiding his requests though! Ha! Maybe I need to move to the cactus family! Xo

  9. They look great...I love the little tea cup....so cute! Great idea and thanks for the helpful tips!

  10. Love love love!! I'm so glad you're posting more about planting - I have so much to learn! Also, these plants look incredible in their planters. Spot on :)

  11. I love all your plants and your vases! They are look great when grouped together, with or without tray!

    Happy Holidays, Linda!

  12. I just think green plants in blue and white pottery are the so pretty. Love the idea of using a tea cup as a planter. I hope you will continue to do more gardening post....

  13. Fabulous, Linda! I love that charming blue willow cup and saucer one. What a great idea :)
    Happy Holidays!
    Warm wishes,

  14. Love these ... I miss sweet teacher gifts ... kids are too big and think they are "sucking up" if they bring a gift!! Thank you for all your support, blog help, friendship and laughter that you brought my way this year. Looking forward to lots of fun together in 2013. Trying to convince Don to come back ... working on a once a month post!! xoxo

  15. Linda, What a great idea! Wish you were around when my kids were younger. Thanks so much for all that you share with us. Wishing you and your family a happy holiday and an incredible New Year.


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