Turn a Old Basket Into a Basket Full of Succulents

I found a old basket in the garage and decided to update it with some spray paint and succulents. Would make a perfect housewarming gift.
First I spray painted the basket with a a dark brown.
Next I cut some holes into the plastic so the soil can drain easily and lined the basket.
I filled it with dirt and began adding my succulents.
Next I arranged each of the succulents, making sure to add height in the back and have the overhanging succulents in the front.
So easy and pretty. The basket will most likely only last 2 years but you can just very easily transplant the succulents and start again.

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2 questions
  • Kamal Kumar
    Kamal Kumar
    on Jul 2, 2017

    Hi, would be very grateful if you please tell me the name of this floer plant.. I have been looking everywhere but couldn't find it :(
  • Barbara
    on Jan 19, 2019

    I have a large basket and will put plants in it. I live in Southwest Florida. I also know from experience that basket will probably last a couple years. However, I will spray a sealant on the basket. Has anyone had good results with that?

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  • Anna
    on May 16, 2016

    can you help me to find out what's is the name of this plant thanks

    , can you help me to find out what s is the name of this plant thanks
  • Jan Koelsch
    Jan Koelsch
    on Jun 2, 2017

    Was wondering what the plant is with the flowers. Beautiful planter and beautiful job.
    • Lisa Tabler
      Lisa Tabler
      on Jun 16, 2017

      Those are called portulaca or moss rose, easy to grow from seed.

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