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10 Amazing Ways Succulents Can Decorate Your Outdoors

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Succulents can make everything better. Seriously, just look at the all the colorful, weirdly shaped succulents that can be used almost anywhere thanks to their low-maintenance and small size. Here is how you can use succulents to decorate evne most awkward places of your outdoors.

Use Succulents To Decorate Your Outdoors

Colorful succulents

Rainbow Succulents

Colorful succulents look amazing especially when assembled together. There are orange, blue, purple, green, and red succulents can spruce up your garden or a driveway.

Succulents in a fountain


Have an old non-working fountain covered in cracks? Don’t hurry to dismantle it. It can serve as a beautiful container for your mini succulent garden.

Succulents on steps

Steps & Stairs

Steps can look pretty dull especially if they are wide and aren’t surrounded with any greenery at all. A group of interesting medium size succulents will add a touch of color and accent your steps.

Succulents in a crevice

Awkward Crevices

Awkward crevices and pathways can run any exterior. This is where succulents come in handy. They are low maintenance and are very decorative, which makes them perfect for filling up all those awkward corners.

Hanging succulents

Hanging Succulents

Hanging succulents are a sight, so you can hang them on a porch or plant in containers for your door entry.

Driftwood filled with succulents

Driftwood Containers

Succulents look great with almost everything. Take a driftwood piece, for example. It’s amazing how great hollow trunks look paired with the succulents.

Spilled pot with succulents

Spilled Pot

A spilled pot is always a decoration. A succulent arrangement will only make it better. Plant a trail of succulents from the pot for a more defined impressive effect.

Table display

Table Display

A table planted with succulents makes for a nice display. A built-in container looks much more impressive than a traditional one though.

Vertical succulent gardens

Succulent Artworks

Succulents are perfect plants for vertical gardens . Think about them as artworks that you can hang outdoors as well as indoors.

Succulents among rocks

Rock Garden

Succulents and rocks work. If you don’t know what to plant in your rock garden, you will never go wrong with the succulents.

What is your favorite way to use succulents in outdoor decor?

Category: Landscaping


  1. Gordon Betsill
    January 16, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    I am in love with the driftwood used for succulents. I live in Florida but have yet to find any on the beaches near me. Do you sell them or just plant them for your home? Whichever, they are beautiful. I would welcome any information that you could share. Many thanks.

  2. Gordon Betsill
    January 17, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    I hate to be annoying about the driftwood subject but I would like to ask just one question. In the above photo of succulents in the driftwood, is this one piece or several pieces attached to make it appear as one? Your photography is just wonderful.
    Thanks so much for your time.


  3. Barbara
    January 24, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I live very close to the beach. I can never find the driftwood, but I find it at home depot. Inside, by the indoor plants. They are not expensive. I’ve never done succulents on driftwood, but I do put airplanes on them.

  4. Becca Palmer
    April 28, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    I need how To , and tips for how to plant succulents in drift wood …what to use to keep dirt in crevices of the wood for planting . I thought about chicken wire and moss ? ? ? Any tips or ideas would be greatly appreciated 🙂 Thank you

  5. Tammy Morin
    May 15, 2016 at 5:07 am

    I have made two succulents in arrangements that are doing BEAUTIFULLY after months … I bought my driftwood from flower shops down in Los Angeles … they are inexpensive. I hot glued moss onto the wood where I wanted the succulents to be and then Hot Glued the succulents to the moss. Strange sounding I know but it does NOT hurt the succulents. Just be sure they are callused over before gluing them or wait a week before watering. 🙂 Mine are beautiful and growing and blooming!!! It’s fun, try it!!

  6. Mindy
    May 16, 2016 at 10:49 am

    I’m having a hard time finding the colored succulents. Can anyone steer me in the right direction? Please and thank you.

  7. Kenna
    May 30, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Mindy…im not having much luck finding the colored succulents either. However, you can find instructions on Pinterest for coloring them yourself.