How to Build a Vertical Succulent Garden
Time Required: Under 2 hours
Take your love of succulents to new heights with this simple DIY planter. All you need are a few boards and some chicken wire to hang your garden high for all to see.
- Place the top and bottom 24-inch boards horizontal, parallel, and standing on their 1-inch ends.
- Align the two 12-inch side segments so that one is on each left and right side of the 24-inch segments and forms the shape of a frame.
- Using the drill and 1/8-inch drill bit, pre-drill two holes per corner from the outside of the side segments into the ends of the top and bottom segments.
- Use two wood screws per corner to attach the side segments to the top/bottom segments.
- Roll out chicken wire and use a heavy-duty stapler to staple one end of the chicken wire inside of the frame along the top.
- Press the wire so that it is flush and taut to the opening of the frame and secure with staples along the inside of the bottom.
- Use a pair of wire snips to cut the excess chicken wire once secured to both top and bottom.
- Lay box flat on its plywood back.
- Using scissors or a knife, cut or punch a small hole in the landscape fabric beneath the chicken wire holes.
- If needed, use your fingers to expand the hole in the fabric in order to get a plant’s roots inserted beneath the landscaping fabric and into the soil below.
- Insert plants through the chicken wire hole and into the soil beneath the landscaping fabric.
- Water and allow the plants to adjust to their new home with the box sitting flat.
- After a few days, hang your beautiful new planter and enjoy!
Tip: Remember, succulents require very little water. You can either water using a using a spray bottle or lay the box flat when it’s time to water.