Living in Michigan, I was skeptical about growing succulents. My perception was that of cacti growing in the dessert. I read that they are easy to grow and needed very little attention.
Last summer I took a shallow planter, (mine had no drainage holes) put some potting mix in the bottm and filled it with a variety of succulents. I chose the plants based on color, texture and shape.
photos by me
This is how my succulent planter looks at the end of the second summer. I have never fertilized the plants and I don't think I watered it this summer unless it was very dry. I took the planter in the house for the winter and kept it in a window. Just a little water once a week and back outside in the spring. Consider succulents, they are a pleasure!
Have a wonderful weekend. See you on Monday.