Succulent Garden Wall-DIY Photo Backdrop

I love succulents!  They seem to be the only type of  plant that doesn't immediately die in my presence.  I love the variety of colors and textures and shapes and sizes of succulents.  I've seen a couple of posts about making a succulent wall garden, so I thought I'd try my own.  I've seen some where you make a frame out of wood, but I found an old window in the barn so I decided to use that as my base.  




I put a layer of the potting mixture on the glass part, filling it up to the top of the wooden frame.  




I added sheet moss on top of the soil, to help hold in moisture and help hold the soil in behind the chicken wire.  I cut chicken wire to fit the openings on the frame, and used a staple gun to staple the chicken wire all along the edges of the frame. 

I bought a variety of succulents at Lowe's, I probably ended up spending about $100 on those.  Some of them were bigger clusters and I cut them apart to fit them into the holes on the chicken wire.  I put them further apart than I want them to be because they will spread and fill in as they grow.  

That's all there is to it!  I will spray it as it gets dry, and I'm going to leave it lying flat for a couple of weeks so that the roots are well established behind the chicken wire before I try and hang it on the wall.  If you have any questions I'd be happy to answer them! 

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