Michael W
Michael W
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  • Saint Marys, PA

DIY Vertical Succulent Planter

Making some basic 2x4s look old with some paint and stencils, I created my very own vertical garden for planting hens and chicks (succulents). Once the frame fill out I'll have a living work of art! Full details of the project are on my blog Inspired by Charm: http://www.inspiredbycharm.com/2012/04/outdoor-shelves-part-two-framed-hens.html
Vertical Planter
Vertical Planter
Hens and Chicks
Hens and Chicks
Planting the Vertical Garden
Planting the Vertical Garden
Michael W

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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3 questions
  • Suzy Q
    on Sep 15, 2016

    Can you make a small one for indoors?

  • Dee
    on Feb 15, 2018

    How do you keep the dirt from falling out?
    Love it!

  • Heather Kuder
    on Jul 14, 2018

    Hey Micheal so what best place outdoor to place succulent plants? Mostly shade, full sun?

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  • Moma Walker
    on Sep 21, 2016

    I'm a little (or a lot) confused. I love succulents and air plants. I want to start growing both but different people have told me that I need dirt in the succulents and not in the air plants, and some people have told me that I would need dirt in both of them. I was also told that air plants live exactly on that--air. To buy a small glass container and put the air plant in that and it will survive on its own. Please someone HELP. Please get all of this straightened out for me so I can go buy me a couple of each and enjoy them.

    • Nolan
      on Nov 30, 2018

      I suggest you go to ebay and search "air plant" you can learn a lot very fast as the name air plant covers a multitude of plants.

  • Jo
    on Apr 23, 2018

    I am in the process of making a faux living wall on our balcony. We get strong winds at times and living plants create a huge mess. I am using a variety of faux succulents from Michael's and the resin planter is from Wayfair. I chose the arched top because we have a Mexican theme on the balcony. Will post the finished product.

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