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Monday, May 23, 2011

standing flower box

Succulents are my thing this year. I don't know why, but I just love 'em. So when I saw pictures like this floating around the internet, I asked my handy hubby if we could make a standing flower box for my wannabe succulent collection. Like any wise husband, he said yes.

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So, we purchased a piece of plywood and cut to down to size...

used pieces of wood to make the sides...

which formed a box for the top...

then we added legs (very reminiscent of the table legs) and painted it white...

and then I filled it with the succulents I had collected thus far!

I also added portulaca because the leaves made me think it's in the succulent family somewhere....maybe like a third cousin once removed or something...but I also like it for the pop of color!


I have dreams of it filling in to look like these beauties:

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But for now, I'm loving my little collection. :)
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2 comments:

  1. You have to get a life saver cactus for your collection. One of the coolest plants I have ever seen!

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  2. I haven't heard of that - I'll have to look into it!

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