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Project

Surprising Garden Pots: Electrical Boxes

Materials

  • steel utility boxes
  • succulent plants
  • gravel

Steps

  1. Step 1

     1. Choose utility boxes in a range of shapes and sizes. Turn so that the side with holes is at the bottom, and plant with low-growing succulents, such as Echeveria 'Black Prince' (left) and Sempervivum.2. Top with gravel. (We used no. 2 grade grit.)

Source
Martha Stewart Living, March 2006

Reviews (4)

  • sagesmoon 2 May, 2008

    Sand comes in different sizes. It's probably a courser sand. Check hardware/home improvement stores, or even a cement/gravel yard:) Crushed shells work well too:)

  • sagesmoon 2 May, 2008

    Sand comes in different sizes. It's probably a courser sand. Check hardware/home improvement stores, or even a cement/gravel yard:) Crushed shells work well too:)

  • Lovely_Home 12 Feb, 2008

    I think it means the really tiny rocks you put at the bottom of the pot (or sometimes used instead of soil )to help with drainage, so the plant doesn't have any standing water.

  • leolia 9 Feb, 2008

    I've googled "no. 2 grade grit" to no end, and can't figure out what it is or where to get it. Any clues?