Tuesday, May 13, 2014

How to plant succulents in a birdcage

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?
Do tell....

Oh! and please come  back tomorrow
 to  link up your own plants or flower projects ! 
I can't wait ! 

Tiffany from Living Savvy
Angie from Echoes of Laughter
Lucy from Craftberry Bush (that's me!)
Dawn from Inspired Living

Thank you so much for dropping by ! 
See you tomorrow...xo 

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  1. Oh, what a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. So pretty! Thank you for sharing :)


  3. This is just gorgeous! love the birdcage!

  4. Lucy, these are beautiful and I LOVE that chippy chair! So pretty!

  5. Love it, Lucy! I planted so many succulents last year and they were very easy to care for. Adore them in the birdcage!

  6. I just bought a bird cage like this at Michael's. I was wondering what to do with it, will definitely try your idea this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  7. love this! stunning photos Lucy! You have a such a good eye.

  8. Love this.
    Karen from The Netherlands

  9. Looks so gorgeous Lucy! The birdcage looks so pretty with everything inside! Really lovely! Have a wonderful week! Angie xo

  10. I love the rustic birdcage with the green! Great use for old things. It adds so much texture and life.... and who doesn't love succulents!

  11. Oh my! This is gorgeous! Great minds think alike! I just made a bird cage planter too with regular plants though as a house warming gift to my friend. Will post on the blog next week. Aren't they so cute?

  12. I love this Lucy! Your pictures make me want to have a tea party : ) I have an old birdcage just sitting in my basement waiting for me to do something with it :)

  13. This is beautiful and I love the birdcage paired with the painted chair. Your photos and vignettes are always so beautiful.

  14. Hi Lucy. I adore this! I would love to create something similar. I hope you don't mind, but I plan to link to your post in a post I plan to go live tonight, using your top image. If you'd rather I didn't, do let me know and I shall remove it immediately. I'm not entirely sure what the protocol is for such things.


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