Monday, June 27, 2011

Planting - Where is my green thumb?

 Last year at the state fair they had this amazing display of succulents and I feel in love with this old soda box filled with succulents.  They weren't for sale so I figured I would just have to make my own.  I have no idea how to do this but I'll figure it out. My body did not include the green thumb model ( I break out in hives when I try to garden) but succulents are the perfect plant.  Hard to kill and i've been collecting the materials for this project for about a month. I found all the plants in once place but I work with a budget so I split up the buying of the plants into two trips. Finding the box was the hardest part but I finally saw one a few weeks ago in this little antique shop that doesn't charge an arm and a leg for things.  I saw a Pepsi-co box the week before but truth be told I'm a Coca-cola girl through and through, so I'm glad I didn't compromise.  I sprayed the outside with a clear finish so that it will have a little protection from the elements. 

I have to figure out how to prop the plants up and moss just crept into my brain but that would mean another trip to home depot so I'm making my brain pick something else out that I already have.   

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a lot of fun! I do not possess a 'green thumb,' either...a few weeks ago, when my husband went out of town for a week, all of our house plants were on the verge of death because I seriously forgot to water them. It's like I don't even notice plants are around! :-)