I'm excited to share with you this sweet little bird cage
planter I made over the weekend using some
spreading succulents. I knew these would be
perfect for this type of planter as they do not require too much water.
I was a little nervous about the process but other than it being a little messy,
it was pretty easy to put together.
Doesn't it look pretty?
I have always loved chicks and hens, I especially love that they are so resilient.
Here is a brief tutorial on how to plant succulents in a birdcage.
Line the bottom of the cage with a paper or plastic plate or a piece of cardboard cut to size.
Place a small amount of sand on the plate. The sand aids in the absorption of water.
Line the inside of the cage with sheet moss.
Remove succulent from pot and place in centre of the cage as desired.
Remove some of the soil to expose the roots .
Place roots trough the wire slots from the outside
and pour some potting soil in the inside of the cage to cover roots.
Cover with moss as you go along to prevent the soil from spilling out through the slots.
Continue this process until you are satisfied with the results.
Brush off any dirt that might have gotten caught in between the leaves
and give it a good spray.
These guys don't mind whether they are planted in the shade or in the sun.
But I have found that they do a little better when they are not in direct sun.
It is important that you do not over water succulents,
a good tip is that the thicker the leaf the less water they require.
A good soak once a week will suffice and keep them going for days to come.
Do you have any tips you would like to share for keeping a
beautiful and thriving succulent garden?
Oh! and please come back tomorrow
to link up your own plants or flower projects !
I can't wait !
Kristin from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tiffany from Living Savvy
Angie from Echoes of Laughter
Lucy from Craftberry Bush (that's me!)
Shauna from Satori Design for Living
Dawn from Inspired Living
Thank you so much for dropping by !
See you tomorrow...xo