How to make a dinosaur garden

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How to make a dinosaur garden

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If you love dinosaurs and who doesn’t, then you’re going to really dig making this garden. Here’s how:

Tools and materials




Potting mix

Range of plants

Terracotta bowl

Dinosaur Garden

1. Add potting mix

Fill the bowl with potting mix. Leave some room for your plants. Once you’ve put enough in, smooth it down. You’ll need to put on your gloves for this part of the project. Work outside and wear a mask too.

Dinosaur Garden

2. Dinosaur planting time

Next is the fun part – putting in your plants.  A good tip is to put in taller plants at the back of your garden. We planted a liriope, the dinosaurs will love this compact plant with its strappy leaves and pretty blue flowers. Remove it from the pot and gently tease out roots. Add a succulent to hang over the sides of your pot. Mondo grass is a small growing ground cover so put it towards the front. Add some baby’s tears and dichondra to cascade over the pot at the front of your garden. We chose these plants with different textures and forms to create a layered look, but you might select different ones.  Be sure to leave some space in the centre of the pot for your dinosaurs to play.

Dinosaur Garden

3. Add pebbles

Pour in some pebbles. Spread them evenly across your dinosaur garden. We used different colour. We placed some whiter pebbles near the middle. We added some blue pebbles to create what looks like a water feature.

Dinosaur Garden

4. Bring in the dinosaurs

Add your dinosaurs. They’ll love living in their new home for at least another thousand years.

Dinosaur Garden

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