Best Succulent Containers Contest 2011

See these Unique Creations Planted with
Succulent Plants

The Best Succulent Containers Contest 2011 is closed to entries now - and we have a winner! Nanette and her entry, Buoys and the Tree of Lost Soles wins this years contest.



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Join in the fun next year - there is no end to the imaginative and innovative ideas for displaying succulents.

Whether your theme is rustic, classic, funky or sleek, succulents fit into any gardening style.  Why shouldn't your containers do the same? 

Be creative, and you can come up with some really different ways to display these great plants; whether they're hardy Sedum stonecrop, or Sempervivum hens and chicks, the textures and colors combine perfectly; mix and match with tender succulent plants and some rocks, shells or driftwood for something completely unique. 

This entry proves that you can find some very useful succulent planters while beachcombing...

Trees and the Buoys of Lost Soles

See the page on Best Succulent Containers for contest rules - there aren't many, but you will need to know the rules to enter.  Voting is by popular choice, so if you like one or more of the entries, let us know in the comments.

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Check out these pages for some inspiration:

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Scroll through the entries of some unique and fun containers with succulents...

...and choose your favorite...

Brass Swan 
I had so much fun planting this brass swan. I drilled holes in the bottom and planted Sedum 'Tri-Color' in it. It is swimming on a sea of Wooly Thyme. …

Grazing Through the Garden 
I found a way to use an old mop bucket and give this hippo a home all at the same time. : ) He is grazing on a mix of Wooly Thyme, hardy sedum and Rosularia. …

Using Found Items 
I love using found items to plant. This is an old tin memo/letter holder that I spray painted it blue and planted a mix of Sedum 'Tri-Color', sempervivum, …

Tall Succulent Trough 
My first tall hypertufa trough.

Small Trough 
This small trough is planted with NOID (No Identification) semps and sedums. The small tree is an Ulmus minor 'Jacqueline Hillier' elm. Unfortunately …

Column Planter 
This is a hypertufa column planter that stands about 4 ft. high. Dragons Blood sedum is on the left, the other semps and sedums are NOIDS (No Identification). …

Two Heads Are Better Than One 
I made these two head planters out of Quikwall. I've attached beads to dress them up a bit. The one on the left is planted with Dragons Blood Sedum, …

Oh My Ant 
This is a metal ant container planted with two S. 'Oh My' sempervivum

Succulant Nite Light 
For several years I've been creating planters out of things that people throw away. I consider it my way of recycling. I don't go threw garbage. I live …

Succulant In A Bottle 
For several years I've been creating planters out of things that people throw away. I consider it my way of recycling. I don't go threw garbage. I live …

Succulent Brew 
For several years I've been creating planters out of things that people throw away. I consider it my way of recycling. I don't go threw garbage. I live …

Bouys and The tree of lost soles 
I have turned beach trash into art. I have planted succulents in buoys and shoes found on the beach and decorated a dead tree. Drought Smart Plants …

Succulent Teacup Miniature 
I make these tea cup container with Sedum and Graptoveria Succulents that I use with others as place card holders on my patio table.

Succulent Hose Baskets 
I weave 50 foot garden hose into plant containers. They work beautifully for succulents! Shallow enough for lush arrangements, draining quickly while …

Succulent Hose Baskets 
I weave 50 foot garden hose into plant containers. They work beautifully for succulents! Shallow enough for lush arrangements, draining quickly while …

Example Succulent Container 
My succulent container is a satellite dish planter, made from several old satellite dishes that have been discarded. I punched holes in the bottom …

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