Sundial Turned Mossy Planter

May 12th, 2011 in member junk     
Kimmberli Kimmberli, member
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This old cement sundial (?) was just lying around in my yard. I tried to first use it as a platform birdfeeder, but cement tends to stay moist after it rains (duh). So the birdseed started to decay and turn mossy....voila! Just the inspiration I needed. Ive added Dragons Blood and Irish Moss to make it into a planter.
Im going to add some ivy that is creeping up around my house to fill in the gaps and cover up the industrial handles (acting as stakes installed by the previous owner).
If all goes as planned, the Dragons Blood and ivy should creep downwards to make a beautiful vintage planter.
Ill post more pics once Ive added the ivy and once we start seeing some growth.
Unused but not unloved...
This old cement sundial (?) was just lying around in my yard. I tried to first use it as a platform birdfeeder, but cement tends to stay moist after it rains (duh). So the birdseed started to decay and turn mossy....voila! Just the inspiration I needed. Ive added Dragons Blood and Irish Moss to make it into a planter.
Im going to add some ivy that is creeping up around my house to fill in the gaps and cover up the industrial handles (acting as stakes installed by the previous owner).
If all goes as planned, the Dragons Blood and ivy should creep downwards to make a beautiful vintage planter.
Ill post more pics once Ive added the ivy and once we start seeing some growth.

This old cement sundial (?) was just lying around in my yard. I tried to first use it as a platform birdfeeder, but cement tends to stay moist after it rains (duh). So the birdseed started to decay and turn mossy....voila! Just the inspiration I needed. I've added Dragon's Blood and Irish Moss to make it into a planter.

I'm going to add some ivy that is creeping up around my house to fill in the gaps and cover up the industrial handles (acting as stakes installed by the previous owner).

If all goes as planned, the Dragon's Blood and ivy should creep downwards to make a beautiful vintage planter.

I'll post more pics once I've added the ivy and once we start seeing some growth.


I hope this, my second attempt at garden art, turns out as lovely as I have pictured in my head. I'll post more pictures as I see its growth.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Mossy Sundial Planter
posted in: member junk, vintage, plant holder, garden, outdoor spaces, historical, stone, dragon's blood, 20s, ivy, cement, sundial, moss

Comments (2)

junkermidge writes: The hard concrete combined with the natural elements is a great look! What a great way to reuse that empty sundial!
Midge Posted: 11:10 am on May 22nd
RustyDiva writes: Love all the rustic appeal. I think concrete with moss and flowers flowing from the cracks is beautiful. Nice job! Posted: 10:25 am on May 17th
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