Spring into a new season with some inspiration…

Succulent plants don’t seem to be going away – that’s a good thing.  They are some of the most interesting and fascinating plants to grow in funky planters; here is a round up of some charming ways to display your collection;

21 charming succulent planters

Needing very little more than a tiny bit of soil, bright light and some benign neglect, succulents grown in rustic salvage, in wreaths or table centerpieces, mosaics will remain the backbone of your display all season. 

Start now, and have lots of interesting containers for your deck, in the garden as focal points, or even hanging on the fence. 

There is almost no limit to their versatility.

Recycled Chafing Dish

There are many shallow dishes and other unusual kitchen items to use for planters – just because they’ve outlived their usefulness in the kitchen, doesn’t mean you can’t give them yet another life as a succulent container. 

This chrome chafing dish has good drainage, and contains just the right amount of soil for Sempervivum and Sedum.

Semper-viva Wreath

Garden Therapy gives a full out tutorial here on this amazing Semper-viva Wreath.

Rustic recycled tool box

Tool boxes can be recycled too. 

Old metal ones are best, planted with shallow drought tolerant plants.  Mulch them with lava rock or pebbles, or decorate them with some old screwdrivers!

gardening cook

Cowboy boots are never out of style at The Gardening Cook…

Sensible Gardening and Living Shows

Rustic whiskey barrels are stunning at Sensible Gardening and Living

vintage silver planters

Garden Therapy shows off some vintage silver planters

Satellite Dish Planter

Renovating the Satellite Dish Planter

Here are more unique and charming ways to plant succulents; note the one thing they have in common – they all hold only a small amount of soil which is all these great plants need; the plants can actually survive just fine without any roots at all, so don’t be scared. 

Thinking outside the box is not a chore when it comes to finding ways to plant them;

A sleek and modern variation on the succulent planter...

A lovely sleek and modern bowl shaped planter

Salad Bowl Terrarium
Salad Bowl Terrarium by Garden Therapy
Quirky Hypertufa Planter

and a Quirky Hypertufa Planter – don’t miss the DIY instructions.

Kiss This Frog

Gloria shared this funny frog with us – see more about Kiss This Frog here.

thrift store

Inheriting Our Planet encourages the use of thrift store finds

copper can

Carolyn’s Homework has lots of great ideas, like the copper can

Mod Podge

These fabulous Mod Podge and glitter stenciled pots

There are so many different and unique ways to plant your succulents; I’ve had a hard time choosing between all the fun and inspiring planters – a theme seems to have developed; make use of things in imaginative ways to get the most mileage.

The final seven in my curated selection of 21 great succulent planters are here; Click through to the blog for more;

fun Mason Jar Succulents
Confessions of an Overworked Mom shows how to make these fun Mason Jar Succulents.
Hypertufa Pot
Which is your favorite Hypertufa Pot?
My Kitsch'n Garden by Kathleen
My Kitsch’n Garden by Kathleen
Vicki and her 'Hand' some Hands
Vicki and her ‘Hand’ some Hands
Succulent Tea Cup

Is it time for tea yet? See more about the Succulent Tea Cup…
Carolyn's Homework - Shells and Succulents...
Carolyn’s Homework – Shells and Succulents…
And last but not least, The Tiki’s