Reclaimed wood. Just google it to see its popularity for yourself. I'm not sure when reclaimed wood became such a "thing" but it sure did. Everything from mirrors to headboards to bookshelves is made out of reclaimed wood these days. Such wares are then sold in the hundreds to thousands of dollars range online. Hard to believe! So let's claim some of this wood by making DIY succulent and cacti planters to enjoy! After all, you are coupling two of the biggest trends circling now. Reclaimed wood + succulents. You can't loose. While out and about to various nurseries and garden centers this past week, I discovered that retailers manufacture fake logs containing fake succulents. But I can't go there. Tacky to my taste. I prefer the real deal with real plants nestled into real wood. Do you agree? And many thanks to Altman Plants who supplied all the stunning succulents and cacti for this post. Altman Plants are dreamy. No doubt because they've been in the plant business for 40 years! So lots of pictures today for eye-popping visual stimulation. Besides, you know how vain succulents are! Always doing selfies. Such posers. Boasting their brilliance on Instagram. But I digress. Let's get started.
Succulents are like people coming in numerous unique shapes and forms. Stocky. Tall. Furry. Spiky. Jaded. Soft. Dotted. Prickly. Plushy. Peculiar. Plants with personality! Ironically, succulents are both easy to kill and easy to care for. Ideal for indoor gardeners succulents are happy to adapt and grow in new surroundings. Just don't overwater! You can plant them in just about any container putting those creative instincts to the test! Making a DIY succulent and cactus terrarium will enhance your indoor green space. Mother's Day approaches. How about thinking outside the box? Best of all, you probably have most of the "ingredients" handy and it only takes about 5 minutes to assemble. A few additives can be purchased at a low cost making a succulent and cacti terrarium a very inexpensive project. Before we get started, we must talk about containers and the difference between open and closed terrariums. And yes....you are correct in thinking that mine is technically a potted plant terrarium. A great marriage of the two concepts. My centerpiece has all the layers of the terrarium but with the plants on top instead of squashed below. I'll explain in the post why I went this route so keep reading!
Living plant walls have existed since the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. I guess the modern spin would be the ivy growing up the side of Chipotle? Now urban businesses and colleges are seeing the numerous benefits of installing these green walls in their lobbies and entranceways. From health and wellness reasons to aesthetics; vertical gardens are becoming the norm. Cost, time, expense and space may deter most of us from having a gigantic plant wall in our home, but that doesn't mean we can't mimic the style. How about living green art on a smaller scale? Succulents work quite well for in this type of design and you can still reap the benefits. So we are thrilled to have linked up with Uncommon Goods to give you a chance at winning your own succulent living wall planter kit valued at $110. To enter, LIKE Raise Your Garden on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter using the green bar at the top of the screen. For two entries, do both! Let us know in the comment section what you've done.
Succulents are for the fleshpots. Lush, stiff and spiny or smooth and sleek, some succulents are even furry! Like people, succulents come in a myriad of colors, shapes and sizes. It's no wonder succulents are like your own family, and a surprising number of plant families are represented among them. Let me tell you how.
Hi, I'm Laura and hail from Western New York. I consider myself a lifelong learner who loves gardening with a 360 degree view. Thanks for stopping by!
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