Hypertufa Bird Cage Planter

by Jacki
(Grand Forks, B.C. Canada)

Hypertufa bird cage planter

Hypertufa bird cage planter

Always one to find rustic salvage wherever I go, now I have my husband looking too - he picked up a really nice bird cage at the recycle center - I use the top wire parts of these to protect seedlings and my tender succulents from predation by chipmunks and mice in my greenhouse, but the tray that was on the bottom of this one appealed to me because of the shape.

I decided to try using it for a mold to make a shallow dish like container for hardy succulents.

I lined it with thin plastic film, and left it crinkled to give a texture, then used some of my favorite soil cement hypertufa to form the pot.

Once dry and cured, I've now planted it with many different Sempervivum.

I love all the different textures - the sides of the pot with the crinkles from the plastic, and all the shapes and colours of the hardy succulents.

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