Nadia of Nadia Knows Gardens loves the sea and succulents.
So the theme for her outdoor garden decor is... sea and succulents! How come? Let her explain: "A long time ago in a land far, far away… I became a certified PADI scuba diver in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. The beauty of the desert sand and cactus meeting right up against the big blue ocean is one of those vacation experiences that will forever be a picture memory in my mind. I decided to create a mini visual display of that memory in my cactus/aloe/ succulent garden on my side yard."
So she created an under water world amongst succulent plants with shells, starfish, glass floats, pebbles and other beach finds...
as well as rope, a faux coral reef and anchor, a turtle, and a fish. To see it all and in large view click on images. Nadia can now scuba dive in her own outdoor garden!
Even the toy cars she found left behind on the beach became part of her outdoor garden decor scheme.
Also in the mix are hand painted stepping stones. "Prop them next to a fence or planter for an artistic flair, or sink them into the ground and create a colorful path," Nadia suggests. After all Nadia Knows Gardens! And she's working towards a Certificate in Horticulture with intentions to Garden Coach in the near future. I'll be visiting again for more outdoor garden decor ideas!