Turn succulents into living wall art with this picture frame projects. Sempervivums, also known as hens and chicks, are the perfect drought-tolerant choice for this creative gardening project. This tutorial is an excerpt from the wonderful new book, Gardening on a Shoestring: 100 Fun Upcycled Garden Projects by Alex Mitchell.
Photo: luna-see.com To make this living artwork, the homeowners stapled chicken wire to the back of an old frame, then nailed wood strips along the edges to create a shallow planter. After filling the “garden” with spanish moss and cactus soil, they nailed on a plywood backing, flipped it over, and planted a selection of succulents in between the chicken wire for a stunning display. RELATED: Growing Up - 10 Inventive DIY Vertical Gardens