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15+ Lovely Ideas For Growing Succulents
Posted By Tipnut On May 4, 2011 @ 10:08 am In Outdoor Gardening | No Comments
Looking for a few creative ideas for making succulent planters and wreaths? Here’s a nice collection using either cuttings or full grown plants that I’ve handpicked from around the ‘net, most are for outdoor gardening but there are some ideas for indoor planters too. Many include step-by-step tutorials and feature a wide variety of ideas. You’ll find the wreaths in their own section at the bottom. A few of these have already been featured on Tipnut but I’m including them here for one handy project sheet. I’ll be adding to this list over time so you may want to bookmark this page for reference, enjoy!
Wall Garden : Features a how-to from the book Garden Up! by Susan Morrison & Rebecca Sweet. Can use a living picture kit or diy or repurposed frame.
Teacup Garden : Round up pretty teacups from thrift shops and flea markets, plant with an assortment of succulents and voila! Charming indoor garden display.
DIY Favors : Planted in 3″ round zinc containers and topped with pea gravel or small rocks, a white paint pen is used to label as you wish.
DIY Book Planters : A square hole is cut in an old book, cover with a piece of plastic then plant. To water, lightly spray using a water bottle (to avoid damaging pages).
Container Garden Plans : Features over two dozen creative pot ideas (includes plant ideas to use).
DIY Tiered Planter : Use Gorilla Glue, dollar store ceramic bowls and clear glasses to make this easy project. Fill with a bit of soil, gravel, succulents and finish off with river rocks.
Handmade Clay Pots : Made with oven-bake clay and includes templates to download (pdf).
Birdcage : The one in the picture is just a craft store birdcage, moss is packed inside to cover the container.
The techniques used for the wreaths below are pretty similar but I’m including them all to highlight the different plant varieties used.
Wreath : Step-by-step tutorial that includes a video.
Living Wreath : Place the wreath on a platter to display on a tabletop (to protect the table) or hang outside.
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URLs in this post:
 Spectacular Container: http://www.bcliving.ca/garden/spectacular-succulents-container
 Wall Garden: http://shine.yahoo.com/work-money/love-gardening-but-lack-space-create-a-succulent-wall-garden-2468585.html
 Table: http://www.faroutflora.com/2011/02/04/diy-succulent-table/
 Teacup Garden: http://epherielldesigns.com/my-teacup-succulent-garden
 Ball: http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/2002/archives/2002/in_the_garden/gardening_tips,_books,_techniques_and_tools/succulent_ball
 DIY Favors: http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/diy-succulent-favors
 DIY Vertical Garden: http://www.sunset.com/garden/backyard-projects/diy-vertical-succulent-garden-project-00400000063442/page11.html
 DIY Book Planters: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/diy-book-planters-145212
 Hanging Basket: http://www.canadiangardening.com/gardens/container-gardening/arrange-a-succulent-hanging-basket/a/21756
 Container Garden Plans: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/container/plans-ideas/succulent-container-garden-plans/
 Chair Seat Planter: http://www.resene.co.nz/homeown/gardens/WeekendGardener_15.pdf
 DIY Tiered Planter: http://www.craftberrybush.com/2011/05/fresh-and-succulent.html
 Framed Vertical Garden: http://www.luna-see.com/2010/11/diy-tutorial-vertical-framed-succulent.html
 Handmade Clay Pots: http://sayyestohoboken.com/2012/04/diy-handmade-clay-pots.html
 Bath Organizer Planter: http://www.ikeahackers.net/2010/08/bath-organizer-to-succulent-garden.html
 Birdcage: http://kailochic.blogspot.ca/2012/03/succulent-planters.html
 Living Wreath Tutorial: http://blog.hwtm.com/2011/04/diy-tutorial-how-to-make-a-living-wreath/
 Wreath: http://www.marthastewart.com/270811/succulent-wreath
 Make A Succulent Wreath: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/container/plans-ideas/make-a-succulent-wreath/
 Living Wreath: http://blog.oregonlive.com/homesandgardens/2010/11/make_a_living_wreath_with_succ.html
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