Basin Full of Succulents

4 Materials
2 Hours

I picked up a pitcher & chipped basin at a garage sale and have been waiting for inspiration to spark then a friend gave me a box of succulent cuttings & it happened.
The first thing I had to figure out was how to get the pitcher at the angle and elevation that I wanted so it appeared to be "pouring out" the plants.
Thats where floral foam came in.
I carved & shaved the foam until it resembled something that might hold the pitcher & fit somewhat into the basin.
I also kind of wedged bits of foam underneath to help stabilize the pitcher.
Trusty velcro as an extra measure to keep the pitcher at that angle & secure the foam to the basin.
Rocks in the bottom for weight and drainage.
Pea gravel in the bottom, again for drainage.
Then succulent soil, which is 3 parts regular potting soil with 2 parts sand and 1 part perlite. The sand & the perlite give the soil that drainage power that these babies like.
Start adding the plants or clippings of your choosing. I selected ones for the pitcher that added to the "pouring" effect, so get creative.
And there she is!
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  • Judy Heiss
    on Sep 24, 2018

    Any idea how I can protect my old bowl and pitcher, from my husband's grandmother? I can hear my mother-in-law fussing up in Heaven down to me if I do ANYTHING to ruin it. But, I love it and want to display it in some way besides just sitting on a sideboard.

    • Mamamia
      on Dec 9, 2019

      OMG, you must either be Italian or Jewish with all that guilt, lol. No one is gonna haunt you. Send them over to my house

  • Sharon Guidice
    on Dec 13, 2019

    Wheres site 2 make snowman out of tires

    • Michelle Kirstein
      on Dec 17, 2019

      I'm not sure what you are looking for but I do not have a project for snowmen. Please go to the Hometalk home page and use the search function. thanks.

  • Pamela
    on Dec 14, 2019

    I planted succulents in a big bowl but they grew so fast, they outgrew it. What did I do wrong?

    • Michelle Kirstein
      on Dec 17, 2019

      Sounds like absolutely nothing. They flourished and just like any plant, succis need to be clipped. You can take the clippings and start new plants. :)

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