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Succulent Birdcage Planter

This summer I came across a steal on a birdcage (this is clearly a decor piece, no birds were made homeless by this endeavor).  I have seen some beautiful birdcage planters that have made the rounds on pinterest, and I wanted to try my hand.  So Thursday night I stopped by the greenhouse before heading home and I just got the urge to finally put this together.  It almost planted itself.BirdCageOf course it was dark in the greenhouse so I didn’t get a chance to photograph it that night.  With the Bobcat Boutique last weekend, I immediately packed it up for the journey to Council Bluffs. So Friday was setup day, and we got our tables and props put together and started to place the plants. Before we even had the plants in place, one of the other vendors spotted it and asked us to put it on hold as they wanted to purchase it when the show opened the next morning!

SucculentBirdCageBefore it sold on Saturday, I quickly took a few pictures.  They really don’t do it justice as it really turned out quite spectacular! The reception was so great that I spent Sunday tracking down similar birdcages so that we could have a few more done this Holiday season.  There are many practical reasons why the birdcage makes a great succulent planter.  First, it looks amazing. Second, It is enclosed so if you have a feline friend that attacks your indoor plants, this will protect it. Third, it has a ring to hang so there is no excuse for not having this near a window!

I promise to take some decent photos of the next birdcage creation!

Have a great day!


Hanging Around

Some days you just gotta take a some time to hangout!  This is a “String of Pearls” succulent in a teal/blue hanging planter.  String of pearls are an amazing plant.  I am always surprised by how small their root structure is compared to the length of their strings.  It makes them ideal for some of the hanging planters that don’t really have much room for soil and roots.

IMG_8156eJust a heads of up of what to expect on the blog in the coming days.

IMG_8157eTerrarium Tuesday (of course): This weeks terrarium will follow this whole relax theme!

Succulents in Bloom: We have so many succulents blooming in the greenhouse!  I will post some pictures.  One of our newer varieties of sempervivum is blooming a really nice green flower! (Green flowers are a favorite of mine!)

Succulent Art: Continuing the series of art featuring succulents, I have a black and white print series that I will highlight.

So bookmark or “follow” the blog, cause if you like succulents you have come to the right place!


Bad Hair Day

I have been keeping the lookout for a sculptural bust planter for a long time.  What I am really interested in is the Easter Island Statue planters. The problem is that they are incredibly expensive! I think planting succulents for hair is awesome.  Kind of like the skull planters (featured here) that we made last fall, it is just a quirky way to display some awesome plants. 


Well on the same day that I found the owl (shown here) planters, I found these pretty ladies and for a reasonable price no less.  They are not quite as big as I was looking for (about 10 inches) but I couldn’t pass them up.  I have quite a bit of burro’s tail succulents in the greenhouse that I am looking forward to planting in my other lady.  I do really love the way this one turned out!


I am also very excited about next Tuesday’s Terrarium Tuesday.  I put the terrarium together today, and it is unlike anything that I have ever done before!  Hows that for a teaser?  Come back Tuesday to check it out! Also, thanks for all the follows and likes.  WordPress sent me a nice message that this has been my best month to date and obviously that is because of the readers!

High Tech Succulent

As we are getting ready for our show next weekend, our goal is always to put together the most unique and creative plantings possible.  Whenever possible, Geek Gardens loves to go handmade and repurposed.  These planters are just that.  Made from old floppy disks (thank you 1990’s) these planters might just be my favorite!


These would make the perfect gift for your tech savy (geek!) friends or a one-of-a-kind graduation gift (dorms have windows!).

Group 6

Here I put together a little arrangement that highlights some of our other handmade and repurposed planters.  The concrete planters we highlighted in this post (hypertufa) and one of our most popular planters in the funky skull planter (skull planter).

Happy Weekend!

Geek Gardens!

Succulent Skull Planter

Succulent Skull Planter

It seems that everywhere I look these days skulls are being used everywhere. From the garden to the family room skulls are a sophisticated designer touch. So, with that in mind, leave it to BRG & GG to lighten the mood with these fun enameled skull planters. These repurposed skulls (not real of course!) are enameled in fun colors (white and gold pictured here) and then planted with succulents to accentuate their personalities with some crazy hair styles. Who knew Burro’s Tail, String of Pearls, and Aloe Vera could all make such stunning hair pieces. So, for those looking to add a little humor into their decor, these skull planters are just for you. Stay tuned for a future post with the remaining colors (pink, teal, and orange). At $12.00 apiece these certainly won’t last long!