I’ve been working on a succulent container garden that I’d thought I’d share today. My mother-in-law planted succulents in her bird bath last Summer (I shared a photo of that on Instagram last year if you’re interested) and I was surprised when I went over there this spring and they were blooming. I didn’t know that you could leave them out all winter and they would come back again the next year.
I don’t have a bird bath, but while I was searching for something in my shed one day, I found this copper grill basket. I had bought it for my husband years ago and he never used it. I love the copper color of it, so I decided to use this as my succulent garden container.
Materials needed to make a container Succulent garden*:
Rocks (large and small)
Spool of Craft Suede (for hanging)
To keep the dirt from falling through the large holes, I lined the basket with rocks. I used large ones on the bottom and smaller ones to fill in the gaps.
Next I added dirt followed by a few of my taller succulent plants.
Then I added the shorter type succulents. Lastly I filled in all in with Sedum, which is another variety of succulents. I picked up a flat of assorted Sedum at the Home Depot for under $10.
It filled in the rest of the planter nicely. I have quite a bit of the Sedum leftover that I’ll use to fill out some of my other planters.
I took this project one step further by making it into a hanging planter. I used some suede craft string I happened to have on hand for the hangers. I’m doubtful this will stand up to the elements for too long so it’s temporary until I find something else to use.
To make it hang evenly, I cut two long pieces of the leather. I tied each end of the first piece to one of the handles, and did the same with the second piece on the other handle.
It’s been a few weeks since I planted this and it’s still holding up fine. I have moved this succulent container garden around the yard from full sun areas to full shade and it seems to do well in either. My mother- in-law’s succulent garden is in full sun and doing well. These are very tolerant little plants.
I have to add a quick shout out to my mother today – Happy Birthday Mom! And to my husband – Happy Anniversary!
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