Here’s the fun project that I mentioned in my last post. If you regularly follow my blog posts, you know that I watch a whole lot of Youtube. I enjoy flosstubes, quilting, music, gardening, decorating, crafting, antiquing, and many other subjects. I follow Friesian Horses - Follow the Herd, “The History Guy,” watch old episodes of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, heck, I even follow a young couple in Oklahoma who raise bison. Why? Who knows? There is always something fun and interesting to watch.
One of my new favorite Youtube channels is “Garden Answer.” Last week, the lovely young gardener on that channel showed how to create a succulent head planter, and I couldn’t resist making one, too!
Amazon has a number of head planters: some lovely and some others somewhat strange. I paid $16.99 for this small Greek maiden head planter. This concrete planter has a drainage hole which is important. It is filled with a blend of succulent and cactus soil, and I purchased the succulents at two local big box stores.
Here’s a view from above. I believe that her planter was more tightly packed, but some of my succulents were small and will fill in the spaces as they grow.
Right now it is sitting on my kitchen counter where it simply makes me smile, but I will move it to the sunporch when things warm up a bit.
Isn’t she sweet? If you, too, wish to make one, go to ‘Garden Answer - Planting a Succulent Head Planter’ for a step by step tutorial and to get tips on how to water it.
Tomorrow is the first day of Spring; let’s hope Mother Nature doesn’t have any mean surprises up her sleeve.
Have a wonderful week.