Succulent plants don't seem to be going away - that's a good thing. They are some of the most interesting and fascinating plants to grow in funky planters; here is a round up of some charming ways to display your collection;
Needing very little more than a tiny bit of soil, bright light and some benign neglect, succulents grown in rustic salvage, in wreaths or table centerpieces, mosaics will remain the backbone of your display all season.
Start now, and have lots of interesting containers for your deck, in the garden as focal points, or even hanging on the fence.
There is almost no limit to their versatility.
There are many shallow dishes and other unusual kitchen items to use for planters - just because they've outlived their usefulness in the kitchen, doesn't mean you can't give them yet another life as a succulent container.
This chrome chafing dish has good drainage, and contains just the right amount of soil for Sempervivum and Sedum.
Tool boxes can be recycled too.
Old metal ones are best, planted with shallow drought tolerant plants. Mulch them with lava rock or pebbles, or decorate them with some old screwdrivers!
Here are more unique and charming ways to plant succulents; note the one thing they have in common - they all hold only a small amount of soil which is all these great plants need; the plants can actually survive just fine without any roots at all, so don't be scared.
Thinking outside the box is not a chore when it comes to finding ways to plant them;
There are so many different and unique ways to plant your succulents; I've had a hard time choosing between all the fun and inspiring planters - a theme seems to have developed; make use of things in imaginative ways to get the most mileage.
The final seven in my curated selection of 21 great succulent planters are here; Click through to the blog for more;