Make a succulent centerpiece

May 13, 2015 | By | Comments (2)
Photo by Thomas J. Story

Photo by Thomas J. Story

Turn trimmings into tabletop decor.

Los Gatos, CA-based landscape designer Leslie McKenna doesn’t like to waste much. Case in point: these birch branches turned vases, which she created from a felled tree on a recent job site. To make your own, drill a hole in a birch log with a 1-inch auger, then tuck in an array of succulents. The shallow-rooted plants don’t mind snuggling closely, and they need watering only once a week. Remember, many succulents are happy in a little bit of shade and will stay happier for longer with dappled sunlight. We keep a stash of succulents on hand in the Test Garden to be party ready at a moment’s notice!

Need more projects with succulents? Look no further!

Photo by Thomas J. Story

Photo by Thomas J. Story

COMMENTS

  1. 8 foolproof ways to keep your succulents alive | A blog by Sunset

    […] Birch planters filled with a mix of Crassula, Echeveria, Sedum, and  Sempervivum. Photo by Thomas J. Story. […]

    July 7, 2015 at 8:17 am
  2. Fine Flowers Blog by bbrooks » Blog Archive » DIY Birch Planters

    […] drill a hole in a birch log with a 1-inch auger, then tuck in an array of succulents. As seen in Sunset magazine. Be Sociable, […]

    June 15, 2015 at 10:16 am

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