phew. That’s a doozy of a title.
I am probably one of the World’s Best Plant Killers that I know. My trophy is proudly displayed on the mantel.
‘Try a Fern’ they said. Dead.
‘Try a Cactus’ they said. Dead.
‘Try Mexican Feather Grass’ they said. It’s even a weed, and half of them died.
I even attempted succulents last year, only to toss them all in the trash later.
I’m telling you, I need an award for this.
So yesterday, when I was on my seventh trip to Home Depot, I spotted a copper rain chain and thought of how pretty it would be with plants in it. A fabulous succulent planter….
Fast forward two hours later, the help of a lot of little hands and two eight year olds ‘directing’ me on how I should have tackled this project, I finished it all up and prayed that the succulents would survive.
At least a week.
Copper Rain Chain
Succulents (I used the super small plants in 2″ containers)
A Garden Hook or something to hang the chain from
Potting Soil (I used postting soil for cactus and succulents, helps the water drain better)
Unwrap packaging and lay all pieces out.
Cut a small piece of cheesecloth out and press to the bottom of the copper container. This is used to let water pass, but keep the soil in.
Put a tiny amount of potting soil in on the cheesecloth.
Add plant and fill in extra space with potting soil.
I balanced the individual copper rain chain sections back in the plastic container, that the succulents came in, until I finished all.
Add hook into one side, thread through the above container and hook into the opposite side.
Hang in desired location 🙂