I participated in a Pinterest Challenge with eight other amazing bloggers. And today is the FINAL challenge, week six. As I was putting together my final graphic of all the projects I thought, wow this was so much fun!! I hope you were inspired to stop pinning and start creating. I am sharing my sixth project with you, get ready for it….. a Succulent Table.
slight picture overload. i couldn’t put the camera down on this one.
A few weeks ago I saw this Plant Caddy at Target in their garden section and just knew it was going to be the perfect container for this project. I needed something low and that would allow for the water to drain through. This fit the bill perfectly.
To help keep all the soil in place, I used a section of filter fabric. We had a huge roll in the garage as I’m always messing in the yard and here in the desert we use it constantly to fight weed growth.
I highly recommend filter fabric over plastic (in this project and in all landscapes), as it allows the plant roots to breathe and slightly dry out without holding all the water and too much moisture in.
As the graphic below shows, I traced my plant caddy shape onto the filter fabric and then cut it out 2″ wider to allow for the fabric to follow the vertical edge. I added a light bit of hot glue on the bottom to prevent any slipping of the fabric while I added the dirt. Once the dirt is added, I cut the remaining fabric from the top and started planting!
I bought three different types of succulents at my local nursery and also grabbed a few shoots from my yard. I’ve got a rock garden that is loaded with succulent and I’m always adding new ones to it, so it was fun to “go shopping” in the backyard.
After planting, I gave my little succulent table a nice light bath.
This fun succulent table is now proudly displayed in the center of our patio table.
A few more because I just couldn’t stop taking pictures.
A big thanks to Sara and Hanna from Stripes and Polka Dots for coordinating this great Pinterest Series! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
If you’d like to take a peek at my other projects in this series, see below.