Main Menu

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 17:24

Dec 14, Skull Planter; planting the weird and wacky

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Weird and Wacky Succulent Planter

Jacki Cammidge is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designe

d to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Planting succulents into odd and weird planters is all over the web; however, this one is a bit different.

Sign up for the FREE monthly newsletter;

The dog dragged home a deer skull, and after trading her for a more appropriate bone, I threw this one up onto the shed roof to get bleached and cleaned by the sun and weather.

Three years later, I pulled it down and discovered to my delight that it's even got some lichen started on it. 

The supplies I used for this project are simple; a piece of tie wire and a bit of scrap nylon insect screen, a few teaspoons of soil, and some tiny rosettes of Sempervivum.

Click on any of the pictures to open the gallery and see a larger sized image;

With the insect mesh in place, it's ready to hang...

Soil is spooned into the cavities and small rosettes of Sempervivum plugged in to the eye sockets and nose areas. 

Laying it down for a bit will let the hens root in, then it can be hung up on a fence or to decorate a barnboard potting bench.

A month or two later, the plants are established

Later; the plants are rooted in, and growing happily in their odd home.

Question or Comment?

Your comments make me smile - tell me something in the box below...

Read 53 times

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.


Contact Seattle Rockeries


Review us on Angies List

Read Unbiased Consumer Reviews Online at

About Seattle Rockeries

Seattle Rockeries creates hardscapes and landscapes using stones, boulders and concrete structures.

Hardscaping creates structures that can be used on slopes and hills to prevent erosion and create water barriers or drainage.