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PlanetJune Stories: Susan’s Tiered Succulent Display

Today’s PlanetJune Story comes from Susan McCarthy from Norfolk MA. I always love to see people using my potted plant crochet patterns in new and creative ways, and Susan’s fabulous multi-tier succulent display definitely fits that bill!

I’ll let Susan explain:

I belong to the Garden Club of Norfolk (Massachusetts) and each month someone signs up to do a display for our town’s library. I decided to crochet a succulent display for the month of June. And for a week in June 2023, the Garden Club and Library cohosted Books in Bloom, where a dozen designers from the Club made floral displays inspired by a book…so my crocheted succulent display got to do double-duty and be part of the show as well.

PlanetJune Stories: Susan's Tiered Succulent Display

I crocheted 46 plants for the three-tiered display. The top tier used June’s pattern for the large pot. I then expanded on the pattern to make the two larger pots for the middle and base. I inserted a circle of plastic canvas and a couple of stockings filled with plastic pellets to the bottom pot to keep the piece stable.

PlanetJune Stories: Susan's Tiered Succulent Display

Well over a hundred hours of work done here and there over months (with, of course, some power crocheting two weeks before it was due for display!) I got so many compliments on the final piece. And I credited June on the card that sat with the display.

PlanetJune Stories: Susan's Tiered Succulent Display

Thank you June for creating such wonderful patterns!

(Back to me, June, again!)

I love this display so much, and that it was part of the Books in Bloom Library show! You can see how much work Susan put into this, and it was definitely worth it to create such an amazing eye-catching project. Isn’t it wonderful?

Susan, I’m not surprised you’ve been showered with compliments about this piece! And thank you so much for sharing your story with us today 🙂

Please leave Susan a comment if you’ve enjoyed this post!

PS – If you’d like to crochet your own succulent display, Susan used the patterns from Succulent Collections 1, 2, 3 and 4 in her display, and you can find all those patterns (and more!) at!

Do you have a PlanetJune Story you’d like to share? I’d love to hear it! Please email your story to, together with one or more high quality photos showing what you’ve made from PlanetJune patterns. If I choose your story to feature here on the blog, I’ll send you your choice of pattern from my shop to say thank you!


  1. Mary said

    Fabulous! Great arrangement, great idea.

  2. Katy K said

    Beautiful work, it’s a gorgeous display! You’ve inspired to make something similar! Due to having a cat that likes to eat plants, we had to give away all our houseplants. I need to make some crochet plants to replace them.

  3. Kimberly B. said

    This is really cool – great job, Susan! I was just pondering doing some succulents so this was excellent timing and wonderful inspiration.

  4. This is so beautiful! And what a great idea to base it on a succulent container garden from a book. #goals

  5. RuthL said

    Wow! That’s incredible Susan. Congratulations on such a beautiful accomplishment. There’s certainly a lot of work there, and you have displayed it beautifully. 🥰

  6. Paula said

    This is so lovely and looks like an incredible amount of work went into it! I’m glad it gets to be a show piece. It’s beautiful!

  7. .: petrOlly :. said

    Wonderful job and story. This creation deserves to be displayed as long and as often as possible.

  8. Jan Cornelius said

    The photos of the plant display aren’t visible.

    • June said

      That’s strange, Jan – they should be! Can you try refreshing the page?

      ETA: It just occurred to me: if you subscribe to this blog by email, your mail provider may be blocking the images in the email – perhaps that’s what you meant? If so, I can’t help you figure out your email settings, but you can just click through to the actual blog (as you did to leave this comment) and you’ll see the post complete with images!

  9. David Grindel said

    Beautiful arrangement, overflowing with succulent wonder ! I feel I have to go back the pansies pot I started for my wife of 50+ years.
    Thank you.

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