Container Garden Ideas

jade succulent in coffee mug

Containers are a great way to have a garden without a yard.  Plants can be grown in anything from an empty soup can to a whisky soaked wooden barrel. Succulent plants are great choices for containers.  They are more willing to tolerate a pot you’ve forgotten to water the last few months.  Hey, you’re busy, I know.

Succulents and cacti do best in bright sunlight. If your window gets full sun all day these would be a good choice.  Bright, indirect sunlight will also work too.

Here’s another idea for a plant container; your favorite coffee mug – after it cracks!  I just loved this little daisy mug (I keep meaning to do something like it for the store….).  But it cracked in a way that couldn’t be fixed.

It’s about 16 oz, so, I popped in a plant growing in a 3 inch plastic pot.  It’s a crassula (succulent plant) so it doesn’t need a lot of water anyway.  When it’s time I can just grab the handle and whisk him off to the sink.  The mug still leaks, so I have to make sure the mug is finished dripping before I put it back.  I’m pretty clumsy so I am gathering quite a collection!