Create a miniature landscape inside your home with a boot-tray arrangement of succulents.
Photography: Johnny Miller
Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2012
Sprinkle an inch or more of well-draining cactus soil across the bottom of the tray.
If your display is going outside, use an electric drill to make drainage holes every three to four inches.
Top with a layer of tumbled-glass mulch, available at most garden centers, leaving room between each for the glass to shine through. Place the garden in a sunny spot, and water sparingly if indoors, only when the soil is completely dry to the touch.