Hello my friends, happy Monday morning!
I have not always been a lover of succulents. Well, I've always loved hens and chicks because my mother had them in our garden. I remember her telling me to plant them at the base of my Clematis's. Why, you ask? Because they like their head in the sun and their feet in the shade. That's what mama would say.
But other than that, I always felt that they had too much of a desert feel. Ha, ha, like Utah isn't considered a desert.
The last few years I have become somewhat of a sucker for succulents. I've planted them in just about everything I find that is rusty and crusty.
This morning I tried my hand at planting them in an old bundt pan.
My friend, Kathy and I had seen this done on Instagram by Black Sheep Designs.
I didn't do anything to my pan other than wash it. I love it's time worn look. I'd say it's baked a cake or two in it's day, wouldn't you? :)
They are really fun and easy to do. Just turn the pan upside down and insert a round disc of oasis. You can pick them up at the $1 store. I had to trim mine a little to fit into the hole.
Plant with succulents. I added touches of sheet moss, some white berries, and a few ribbon flowers.
While I was at it I decided to plant this old meat grinder. I had painted the handle red a while ago.
Here are a few other succulent planters from my garden last summer.
The more unusual ones will not come back here in Utah, but I watch for them to come on sale for a good price.
I'm longing to see that green grass again! Still buried in snow. Last year we had such a mild winter that I had my entire yard raked and cleaned up for Spring by the end of February. Crazy!!
Here are some of the other ways I have used succulents.
Anything galvanized is always a great choice for succulents because they can take the heat.
I love planting tool boxes and tool trays. Couldn't find a photo of my tool box, but here are two trays. Both of these always come back. I just leave them out all winter long.
How about you? Do you love succulents? If not, I suggest you give them a chance. I bet they will grow on you. Well, not literally I hope! lol!
However, one never knows. They don't require a lot of dirt to grow. ha, ha!
For more succulent ideas visit my Pinterest board,
Succulents. It's new, so it's small, but you know it will grow!
I will be sharing with these lovely parties: