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Modular Succulent Planters

Martha Stewart Living, June 2012

Inspired by a similar vegetable wall at Big Red Sun nursery in Austin, Texas, gardening editor Stephen Orr created this outdoor garden. To make it, line the inside of cinder blocks with metal mesh, using gardening gloves to protect your skin against the mesh's sharp edges. Pour cactus soil onto the mesh, and place succulents inside the blocks. Set the blocks outside; water only during severe drought conditions.

For more succulent display ideas, see our Succulent Rock Garden and Bottle Terrariums.


Yardgard hardware cloth, Landmaster landscaping fabric, and cinder blocks used on "The Martha Stewart Show" are available from The Home Depot.

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