How to Make Succulent Baskets
Since I was using both real and faux succulents, I used a foam block in the center to hold the fake succulents and filled in with potting soils around the edges for the hens-and-chicks. You can use all foam and cover it with moss, or all soil if using real succulents.
This seriously took 10 minutes, total – a lot less than planting regular baskets! I just stuck the stems of the fake plants into the foam and planted the hens-and-chicks on the sides.
We used small screws to attach the baskets to the windows and then I added a bit of moss to cover the foam that showed through.
I remember seeing a multi-tiered fountain in Santa Monica last year that had been planted with sedums and there were cascading varieties that looked amazing, so that’s the look I was going for here. I think using this type of hanging sedum-looking plant is what makes these baskets – especially because they’re seen from far away mostly.
We added a couple of garden chairs below the windows to “stage” it for the photo, but loved the look so much we’ve left them there! It’s not dramatic, and it’s not involved – but it really dressed up the exterior of this plain-Jane shed, don’t you think?
It just shows we often don’t need much to add a bit of beauty to our environments. Little changes are sometimes all we need to get more enjoyment from our yards!
What little changes have made a big impact on your yards and gardens?
Here are the other garden DIY articles from our #tuesdaysinthegarden group – be sure to check them out!
How to Divide Hostas via Frugal Family Home
Hanging Basket How-To via The Freckled Rose
How to Grow a Three Sisters Garden via Simplify Live Love
DIY Potato Towers via Homemade Food Junkie
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