Oh, it sucks up the moisture and keeps it in right? Kind of like a one time use?
Although I made a layer an inch under the soil the semps are planted in, the purpose of top soil was something else. I made the layer under the soil so excess water just flows through, so I dont have to worry about root rot (even though I have a high drainage succulent soil). The top layer was pebbles on purpose because I wanted a "rock garden" kind of feel. This is just the beginning. Once I find more squarish, bigger container, Im going to be placing big rocks along with gravel to make it more rocky. If I get that far, I want to do a dw or bonsai type scaping as well.
This is what I want to pursue(NOT MY PIC):
Here is another examples
Ultimate goal, make a DIY rock wall like this with soil and gravel. All indoor.
ehehe thanks. Yes there is a bonsai thread in the lounge area, but I was going for more of a pic + journal thing.
For everyone else who have semps or just succlents, post pics. I really want to see. Is anyone here really into plants though? Like the hardcore EI dosing, T5HO, pressurized CO2 with $400000 anabuis plants except with non aquatic/terrestrial? plants? (Amano, Barr and many others on this forum)
Thank you. Ill have to take some pictures of my semps. I only have a couple semps out of all he succulents I have. I have some extra cuttings in the ground. I keep most my succulents in pots. I keep them outside. My house doesn't get enough light to grow succulents inside. I have a few houseplants in my room, along with many tips of bromeliads in and out of some of my reptiles cages. I also keep a few broms out doors.
I live in the Bay Area California(inland). We get mild frosts and moderate rain. I have had mixed results with unprotected succulents. Haven't tried any semps unprotected.
Oh, thats perfect weather. I think there are semp nurseries in cali. Semps are alpine species, they dont need full day of direct sunlight and they can survive -40c weather. So winters and frost is no problem for you. Just the sun is.