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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Succulents Caged!

So, I love love love this bird cage filled with succulents and have thought it would be an easy and fun project to try!  
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I already have a couple wooden bird cages around the house, purchased these from Ballard Design years ago. The yellow doesn’t go with my décor any longer, so a few months ago, I painted them layers of blue and then white and waited for spring to try this. I knew layering paint of different colors would look pretty as they weathered and peel.
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Using the photo above (for inspiration), I of course need to put my own twist on things…I gathered the materials I needed. Cage, a variety of succulents, potting soil, landscape cloth, and moss from my own garden.
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I opened the bottom of the cage to start my project. Layering the moss, landscape cloth and soil.
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Breaking apart the succulents and setting them in the soil, the succulents will multiply in time. IMG_2292
Next, i sprinkled a little bit more soil over the top of the plants ~ then gathered the moss from underneath and tucked it up into the cage and closed the lid.
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You can see it will take time for this cage to fill in so that the succulents spill out the side, but because these are smaller sized succulent plants, I think they’ll crawl through the wires on the sides just fine.
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I will update you in a month or so with a new photo of how this is turning out – I can’t wait to see it too!
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xoxo, tracie

8 comments:

bobbie said...

What a great idea! I can't wait to see them as they fill in ~

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE this idea!! Can't wait to see it when it's all filled in!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like it Tracie. Maybe you can come and do one for me? I've had this nice iron birdcage hanging empty in the garden for years.

Mindy said...

I literally have a metal birdcage sitting outside right now, waiting to do something similar. Looking forward to seeing yours grow.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Looking forward to the next stage of the cages/plantings. Look lovely right now. Glad I dropped by (from Beyond the Picket Fence).
Joy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a beautiful project! My husband would love this too--I will have to share it with him :)

KathyB. said...

I love these , and succulents are such wonderful plants for them.

Marsha said...

The inspiration photo is gorgeous and it will be fun to see how yours turn out.