This artful display of gorgeous greens couldreframe your whole perspective on gardening The hanging ‘frame’ is a pretty basic buildconsisting of a box that holds the dirt…and then the frame pieces. Start by buiding thebox…then assemble the frame using brackets to join the pieces. Attach the box to theframe, again with brackets. Insert a piece of hardware cloth, and then finish off theback of the box with a piece of acrylic. Now you’re ready to plant .Fill the frame with a potting mix meant for succulents. You can buy it, or you can makeyour own..using some potting soil, perlite and plain old playground sand. It’s a reallydry mix that drains well, because succulents
don’t like sitting in water. Fill the frameuntil the wire fabric cloth is just covered, then sprinkle a little water and let the wholething sit for about 15 minutes. The soil will compact and settle a bit, and then you cantop it off with another layer of soil, and a little more water. The water helps the mixhold together a little more for planting purposes. Now you can lay out your succulents and remember,they will grow and spread out some, so don’t overcrowd the space. Once you’ve got an arrangementyou like, trace around the plants with a permanent marker, then carefully using a pair oftinsnips cut thru the wire fabric, kind of bending back the pieces to create a holejust large enough to get the rootball thru.
You don’t want to cut away too much of the mesh so leave at least a couple of columns around the perimeter,and in between your plants. Once it’s planted, you can hang it in a spotthat gets appropriate light for your plants. And you won’t need to water as frequently as most other plants, but they will require water a couple times a week during the growing season. This frame is gorgeous hanging outdoors and it also looks fabulous as a centerpiece on an outdoor table..