Driving home from a friend's house once, I happened by a nursery that was closing(!). The owner was retiring, and they were getting rid of a bunch of random bits and pieces around the nursery, including this five-or-six-foot-long hollowed out bamboo planter. All that was in it at the time was a bunch of geraniums on their last legs. I took it home for $10, removed the geraniums, and planted a huge bunch of succs in it. My girlfriend then hung it from a picnic table where we keep lots of pots of succulents. Here it is from one side:
On to the next project.
For quite some time, I've had a shadow box that I picked up somewhere for $5 or so. It's not particularly sturdy, and I wasn't really sure what to do with it. Yesterday, I decided to paint it with some exterior paint that's been lying around the garage. I let it dry, drilled some holes, and tilted it to about a 90º angle against a step. Then I planted it with succulents. Keeping it at 90º while I planted meant that I'd be able to display it right away when I finished, which is what I'm doing here:
And finally, just for fun, here's a picture of the table outside of our house. Not a great shot of the plantings on the table, sure, but a nice photo of the faithful Succulent Patrol Canine, looking typically wistful.