Succulent Planter Wall contemporary landscape

Succulent Planter Wall

Homemade succulent cinder block planter wall makes for a great weekend project.

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deekay123 wrote:
How did you cut the half cinder block precisely ?
   Comment   May 26, 2012
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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.
May 9, 2013 at 9:58am     
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Lucy Ricardo
Very Cool!! Looks fantastic!
September 15, 2013 at 7:28pm   
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Zhujia Funiture Co. wrote:
are these real Hollow brick?or just de similar Flowerpot?
     Comment   May 21, 2012
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Alexandre Fournier
What's holding the soil in? Must be something on the bottoms right? Love this idea!
April 15, 2013 at 2:43pm   
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hana mijena
oh nice
April 17, 2013 at 4:34pm   
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csphillips08 wrote:
Do you think you could cover the cinder blocks with smooth wall stucco?
   Comment   May 10, 2012
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Quikrete makes a product you can coat dry stacks with.

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
August 29, 2012 at 5:22pm     
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Zack Benson Photography
No need to cut, you can buy them that way.
April 1, 2013 at 8:14am   
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sylvette wrote:
Holding the blocks together securely? - How do you stabilize / attach cinder blocks?
     Comment   April 27, 2012
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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.
April 1, 2013 at 8:13am     
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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).
April 1, 2013 at 8:37am   
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qianat wrote:
How do they close off the bottom?
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Shannon Lynch, Mathers Realty
awesome look.. nicely done... very artsy funky cool.. :-)
June 12, 2012 at 9:45am   
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And to think cinder blocks prices start at 1.50 each! Great week-end project
July 27, 2012 at 10:37am   
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ondialee wrote:
Very nice and creative !!
   Comment   May 16, 2013

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Danyelle Mathews added this to Succulents Juice Up Outdoor Gardens
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.
Samantha Schoech added this to 10 Imaginative Garden Ideas
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.
8. Build a unique planter from cinder blocks. Architectural photographer Zack Benson came up with the innovative idea of using stacked and glued cinder blocks to create a cheap and easy DIY succulent planter. You can find more information about this project on his blog.

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Concrete Block Adhesive (Home Depot) to hold it together. Metal screens and black adhesive hold the dirt for planting.
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