Monday, April 3, 2017

Vertical Gardens Using Sempervivum and Sedum

On March 3, several of my friends and I enjoyed a workshop in my garage!  We used containers found at Goodwill, etc.

Holes were drilled in the bottoms (which will be the backs, once hung) of the wooden and closed containers.

Most of our plants were hens and chicks, as well as other succulents and a few small sedum plants.

Chicken wire was fitted into the boxes.  Once everyone was here, we tamped potting mix into the containers, created little holes for the plants and tamped them in, and put Spanish (spaghnam) moss over all, tucking it under and around the chicken wire.

A little spritz with water occasionally will moisten the soil.

After a few weeks in a bright, sunny window - until it becomes warm enough to set outdoors - will establish the roots.

Then the items can be hung vertically, if desired

Tah Dah!

Poor Joan - Everyone wanted to decorate her!!


What a great time we had!!



Rose said...

These are so cute! What fun you all must have had creating these.

troutbirder said...

Such enthusiasm. Such a neat idea...:)

Shady Gardener said...

Rose, It was fun! It is also very easy! People are now hanging their vertical gardens. Mine is sitting outdoors, propped against the deck. I am trying to find the "best location!" ;-)

How is your garden growing??

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Troutbirder! Yes, it was a fun project! And we did have fun!