My aunt just donated some lovely desert roses for our (rather sparse) garden, and so they are now flourishing in our succulent bed, with all the other cacti-related plants! I love desert-inspiration, whether it’s gardens or interiors. I think it’s because my love of the Karoo and the wide open spaces match my love for a country like Namibia – the desert scenery is just something so spectacular and awe-inspiring.
Here are a few ideas on how to incorporate a desert theme decor into your home, party or garden – it’s pretty easy actually and can be achieved with minimal effort. Enjoy!
Desert Vase & Cactus | source The Collection Agency
Velvet Couches & Desert Skulls | source Pinterest
A Cactus from Mexico | source fab.com
Desert Rose in a Can | source Jill Thomas Photography
Tea Party in the Desert | source Ruffledblog.com
Classic Desert Retreat | source Cabbage Rose Blog
Cactus Garden | source Pinterest
One of the things I’m most excited about when it comes to moving into our new home (NEXT MONTH!) is that we have a garden that is essentially ‘bare bones’. It’s got great grass, a few beds, some plants and one or two trees – but most of all, a lot of opportunity to put our own personal stamp on things.
I’m very into indigenous plants, particularly fynbos and wildflowers, however one thing I also really like is succulents and cacti. Not to go overboard or anything, but an indoor or outdoor garden of succulents is a pretty cool thing – very low maintenance and can look really great. Instead of showing a huge cacti garden though, I’ve decided to show a couple of great ideas that you can do on your own with a sandbox, pot, crate or anything you can line with black plastic and then fill with gravel, stones and soil.
For some cool ideas – check out this post on how to plant a cactus container garden – featuring cute plastic cowboys and Indians – and how to create a desert bowl – really pretty way of arranging your cacti in one dish. If you’ve got some cool ideas to share on gardening or creating cute ‘mini’ gardens, please share! Have a super Monday Good Girls (and boys) x
Cactus in a Cup | source VivaTerra
Pot of Succulents | source Pinterest
Pretty Plants in the Bathroom | source obaz.com
Cowboys & Indians | source Pure Inspiration
Cactus Garden in Blue & Green | source W5Ran
A Cactus Collection | source The Brick House
Handmade Pottery Cactus Garden | source Pinterest