Echeveria Pizza Planter
Anyone for some Echeveria pizza ?
This afternoon I had some up-cycling gardening fun. I needed to move some Echeveria glauca in my garden as I'm about to remove a retaining wall where they're planted. So I decided to make an "Echeveria Pizza" planter!
I'd previously collected some galvanised bin lids and stored them for a "one day when" project ... and today was that one day when! I do like to think creatively about how I can use left over items, otherwise known as "treasures". I think that these bin lids make an interesting planter for my garden.
So after flattening the lid a little with my feet so that they lay flat and then hammering a few holes into it for drainage it was time to add the potting mix and the succulents. It is a really simple little project, and I always find it satisfying to achieve quick easy projects. The lid is shallow so they'll end up being placed in a semi shaded position in my garden so that they won't dry out too quickly. But once they settle in and grow it'll make a great little carpet of succulents.
Each new piece of Echeveria was cleaned of all the dead leaves and left with a stem of approximately 2-3cm. Sometimes they were shorter but that is okay. Each piece was then positioned in the lid and spaced evenly. They will grow larger so keeping enough space for growth is a good idea.
After a few weeks of settling in, the roots will begin to grow and within a month or so all the individual plants will start to grow and develop an even cover which will look fabulous!