Our first attempt at making concrete planters included understanding the difference between concrete and cement. Concrete, it turns out, is cement + rocks or gravel. We really wanted cement planters – so this aesthetic was a surprise! This isn’t really a tutorial, but you can check out some images of our project – in addition to how I painted and stained the finished planters – after the jump!
Using the same foil-lined technique I discovered to use these whiskey boxes for growing seeds, I made a little garden display of succulents today. Varieties chosen based on a short root structure. None of them will outgrow the boxes!
I did this project for a number of reasons. I have been looking for ways to bring the indoors outside and vice versa, and I also have an increasing interest in herbs. My cat Maybe likes to sit in this windowsill because it gets great light, so I decided to build something that would work with both of us!
This yellow Rocker really is too cool to be outside, but that’s where it fits in best! I have neglected it…
I have been interested in desert landscaping, mainly because California is technically the desert and maintaining grass is a real pain. Most of it on the property was done away with before we got here, but there is still the curb to consider. Here is a great makeover of a little house, so you’ll see what I mean:
See how cute it is now?! I like the variety that xeriscaping provides, and of course the low cost and maintenance over time!
Here’s the link to the full post.