Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Gardening: Easy Planters using Succulents

One of my all time favorite plants are Succulents...They are so easy to grow and fun to stick in any little container...Limited only by your imagination!!

Earlier this spring I broke my very favorite coffee  mug or maybe I should call it my favorite garden mug...It was the perfect size for a big cup of Joe while happily weeding in the wee morning hours...even the colors were cheery and gardeny...sigh  :(

Anyway I just couldn't throw it out, so after gluing it back together I filled it full of dirt and planted this cool succulent in it,  Doesn't it look like steam coming off the coffee?  Now it's back in the garden with me.  :)

Is this the sweetest little planter you have ever seen?  I got her a a garage sale for only $4.00.  I simply dropped an air plant in her and Ta-Da she was done.  These are probably the only plants that are easier than Sedums!!!  I even had two plants bloom for me this year.  :)

Don't ask me why but I just have a thing for old colanders...Thank goodness they make good planters!!

Usually I plant several different varieties and then add some stones, shells and or sea glass for just a little more interest...

Here's 3 finishes planters on my outdoor table..

The "Sea Urchins" also came from a garage sale..somone's dad made them out of nails....just couldn't leave them behind.  :)

I will be linking up to many of the parties on my side bar.
Thanks for stopping by!!

I almost forgot to mention...The best thing about these little plants is, that they are so easy to propagate..
just break off a "pup" from the mother plant and stick it in the dirt!!


  1. I love when people come up with cute ways to plant their flowers, so CUTE!!
    New follower from the Blog Hop
    My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

  2. I am in agreement regarding succulents... I normally hold over the non-hardys and reroot them in the early spring for containers outside. This year I didn't get around to doing that and they look marvelous now, despite their condition after spending a winter in the mostly dark basement. They are definitely forgiving and pack a lot of punch! Larry

  3. I love all the containers that you've used. I really want to do this, I know what I'll be looking for at garage sales this weekend. Thanks for sharing!
    ♥ Terrie ♥

  4. So lovely! I really like your colanders. I think I'm going to have to try the whole succulent thing next year. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week~

  5. Great little planters. After how hot this summer was, I think I definitely need to explore succulents! Love the little air plant. Thanks for linking to STL Wednesday!



Related Posts with Thumbnails


Autumn modeling a hat I knit for my etsy shop...What energy!!