By far the best succulent propagation how-to site I've ever found. It's thorough and tells the hows and the whys. -How to propagate succulents. They are easy to take care of and so many different ones to chose from.
"This lovely outdoor succulent table made from scrap wood was cut to allow room for planting a row of succulents right down the middle. Now that is a great centerpiece idea!" -- and provokes some thinking about decking too!
Succulent tree trunk - instructions are not in English but the idea is pretty basic. Tree trunk + removal of some wood + soil, water & succulents = awesomeness in your garden! You could even hang this from a patio at eye height.
Soaking seeds before planting is an old-time gardener trick. When you soak seeds before planting, you can significantly decrease the amount of time it takes for a seed to germinate. Reasons for soaking seeds & how to soak seeds. By Heather Rhoades
add 1 tsp of liquid food coloring to 1 cup of water, drizzle the colored water onto the soil surrounding the base of a plant and wait 24 hours for the water to absorb, apply another identical dose if the color change was not sufficient