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Photography by Thomas Story

 

Add some instant Palm Springs style to your backyard table by potting up a miniature landscape of baby cactus. The key to making the design look chic?  A top-dressing of small, dark gravel to hide the soil and make the colors pop on the little golden barrel cactus and tiny white-spinned thimble cactus. Scroll down for a video on how to create your own.

Photography by Thomas Story

 

Watch the video below for our step-by-step instructions. Don't skip the leather gloves—these puppies are prickly!

 

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In the video, we swapped two of the little golden barrel cactus for a blue candle cactus to give the design a little more height.  Any small, slow-growing cacti would work well.

For more inspiration, check out: 30 ideas for succulents in containers.

 

 

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