If it’s possible for a girl to be in love with plant, I’m guilty. I love, love, love succulents! They are super hardy and drought tolerant and the diverse varieties are so fun to discover! I fall in love all over again anytime I visit a nursery or garden center because I find new varieties I had never even heard of before. Wonderful, colorful, textural plants that just beg for creative planting.
Hubs and I went to Santa Barbara a few weeks ago and I found a beautiful nursery that had rows and rows of succulents. I may have stayed there a really long time…. and I may have bought the store. I used some of those succulents in this planter…
I love seeing new ways to showcase these beauties too! I recently saw this and was immediately inspired to hang one in my yard. I’m extremely fond of the donkey tail succulent, with it’s long trailing tendrils of beauty and knew that would be a good specimen to start with. I found a few more plants that would be perfect for my birdcage and got to work…
This particular birdcage skeleton was a steal from Pottery Barn! It’s 3 feet tall and 18″ diameter. It’s a monster, which made it a little precarious to get it in place after it was filled with succulents and dirt and sand, so be careful when going up the ladder. This particular bird cage also has cascading round platforms, perfect for votive candles. I can’t wait for summer evenings to admire the beauty.
If you want to make one, here’s what you’ll need:
- Sheet moss
- Tiny rocks
Start placing your succulents where it makes most sense visually. I kept the taller plants towards the center and the trailing plants towards the edges, making sure to train them through the wire of the cage and over the edge.