Succulent Planter Wall contemporary-landscape
 

Succulent Planter Wall

Homemade succulent cinder block planter wall makes for a great weekend project.
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http://zackbenson.com/blog/2011/06/cinder-block-succulent-planter-proj

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May 26, 2012
deekay123 wrote:
How did you cut the half cinder block precisely ?
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Zack Benson Photography
I used a Concrete Block Adhesive to hold it together. I found it at Home Depot in the glue section. Hope that helps. To keep the dirt in I just used metal screens and block adhesive. Here is a photo of the underside of one of the blocks.
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Lucy Ricardo
Very Cool!! Looks fantastic!
    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 7:28PM
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May 21, 2012
Zhujia Funiture Co. wrote:
are these real Hollow brick?or just de similar Flowerpot?
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Alexandre Fournier
What's holding the soil in? Must be something on the bottoms right? Love this idea!
    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 2:43PM
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hana mijena
oh nice
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    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 4:34PM
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May 10, 2012
csphillips08 wrote:
Do you think you could cover the cinder blocks with smooth wall stucco?
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larryhinkle
Quikrete makes a product you can coat dry stacks with. http://www.quikrete.com/ProductLines/QuikwallSurfaceBondingCement.asp

Somewhere on their site is a video about using it

As far as cutting the block, cinders are sold in an 8x8 and 8x16 size so you can just buy it. No cutting
2 Likes    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 5:22PM
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No need to cut, you can buy them that way.
    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 8:14AM
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April 27, 2012
sylvette wrote:
Holding the blocks together securely? - How do you stabilize / attach cinder blocks?
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I used a Concrete Block Adhesive to hold it together. I found it at Home Depot in the glue section. Hope that helps. To keep the dirt in I just used metal screens and block adhesive. Here is a photo of the underside of one of the blocks.
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lizhilton27
Zack - thank you for sharing! Can you give us an idea of the time it took to complete the project? Still planning on using this awesome idea (hopefully this summer).
    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 8:37AM
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November 29, 2011
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Shannon Lynch, Savvy + Co. Real Estate
awesome look.. nicely done... very artsy funky cool.. :-)
    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 9:45AM
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cococream
And to think cinder blocks prices start at 1.50 each! Great week-end project
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May 16, 2013
ondialee wrote:
Very nice and creative !!

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Adding architectural interest to your backyard space with cinder blocks and succulents is simple. Create a one-of-a-kind garden specific to your aesthetic and space restrictions.
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Cinder blocks are ugly. These cinder blocks, arranged to form a geometric planter, are modern and brilliant. And the whole thing goes so well with succulents, which have a sort of geometry to them too.
Jenn Hannotte / Hannotte Interiors added this to Clash Course: Design Comes Outside to Play
Get creative with your display techniques. This simple block construction playfully displays succulents in an unexpected and graphic way.

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