Before & after: vintage tin makes a beautiful succulent planter
I am always looking for creative ways to contain my plants. I love this old tin and thought that it would make a great succulent garden. Succulents are very hearty and low maintenance. They are always less expensive when you buy them small so they are ideal for planting as a collection.
I didn't want to use a container with holes in it so I lined the bottom of the container with horticultural pumice.
For the soil, I mixed approximately 1/2 soil and 1/2 pumice to make it conducive for succulents. You can also use gravel. Succulents like soil that drains well, but I have planted them in containers without drain holes before and they thrived. I find most planting takes a little experimenting.
This is half way through the process. I placed high plants at the back and lower plants to the front.
I love the finished garden and can't wait to see how things grow into the container. I added a few stones but you could also add little figurines or miniature furniture.
30 minutes later, after thoroughly enjoying the morning sun on my deck, I have a new addition to my house plants. It can also be cute to use very small containers for just one plant. These make great gifts. I have a feeling there will be more tin plantings in my future.