Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mini Cactus & Stone Garden


I'm just going to start off by saying that this project wasn't as simple as I thought:  
To plant these things, you have to touch them... 

After several attempts bare-handed, I used my coated fillet gloves (made for fishing) to plant & it seemed to help, but I still ended up picking spines out of my hands when the job was finished.  

Using a small bag of cactus/succulent potting soil mix, I planted a variety of cacti & succulents in an old galvanized trough feeder.  I topped off the soil with gold decorative rocks & scattered various other stones & brooches throughout.  It was worth every prick.  




 




   












5 comments:

  1. I love this! So beautiful and fun!

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  2. I have a chicken feeder like this and just haven't been certain what to do with it until now. I love this idea!!

    P.S. I love your blog and am glad I found you on Pinterest! :) Your style is me, all the way!!

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  3. I have a chicken feeder like this and just haven't been certain what to do with it until now. I love this idea!!

    P.S. I love your blog and am glad I found you on Pinterest! :) Your style is me, all the way!!

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  4. I realize I'm late to the table here, but the next time you get a wild hair to do something you don't want to touch, try tongs! I have some I bought at the dollar store that I use for everything from picking up gross slimy things like slugs (eeEEWWw) to planting cactusy/bitey things. I love my tongs! They give me power to do what needs to be done without whining or screaming like a little girl with a bee in her hair ;}

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  5. Oh, and I love this little garden! I have some half-round gutter pieces from my old house that're hanging around waiting for something to do, and this is it! Thank you for this great idea! I'll be using my trusty tongs, tho. I've had enough cactus spines to last me a lifetime and a half ;}

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