Planting Succulents in a Rusty Lantern & Galvanized Buckets

I have a couple rusty lanterns in my junk stash that have no glass globe.

But, just because they are missing their glass doesn't mean that they have lost their decorative value!


Succulents, Galvanized Buckets and a Rusty Lantern #junkgarden #gardenjunk
 First I planted the little aluminum pot with a "Cutting Edge" sedum.

I then placed the the pot on the lantern's "glass holding" wires.  The globe holding wires tend to lean forward without the glass.

Succulents, Galvanized Buckets and a Rusty Lantern #junkgarden #gardenjunk
I pulled the top ring and pushed the pot back just a bit.

Pulling on the ring brings the lantern's inside top globe holder up.  Then when I let go of the ring the top clamped down on the back top of my pot.

I tried this on a terracotta pot, and it worked as well.

Succulents, Galvanized Buckets and a Rusty Lantern #junkgarden #gardenjunk
I set the rusty lantern planter in a narrow garden bed along my deck.

 There are some sedum plants in this bed from previous years.  

Some have barely started to grow.

Succulents, Galvanized Buckets and a Rusty Lantern #junkgarden #gardenjunk
I usually like to fill in the bare areas in this bed with white, and sometimes purple Sweet Alyssum.  

Alyssums mix well in and around the succulents.

Succulents, Galvanized Buckets and a Rusty Lantern #junkgarden #gardenjunk
 I purchased a succulent mixed garden bowl (black plastic) at our local Menards.

I filled the bottom of a galvanized bucket with some of last year's potting soil and simply tucked the black plastic bowl into the bucket.  (All my garden buckets and planters have drainage holes.)

I am not sure about the names of the succulents included.  I think the bowl was priced at $17.99.

Succulents, Galvanized Buckets and a Rusty Lantern #junkgarden #gardenjunk
I also planted a little galvanized pail (from a citronella candle purchased at a garage sale) with some Angelina sedum from a different garden in my yard.

Succulents, Galvanized Buckets and a Rusty Lantern #junkgarden #gardenjunk
This bed will not be dramatically colorful, but I love all the varying shapes and textures of succulents.

Succulents, Galvanized Buckets and a Rusty Lantern #junkgarden #gardenjunk
We will check back on this small planting later this season!

Previous years in this succulent bed:
Succulent Planting Ideas in a Junk Garden

Succulent Planting Ideas in a Junk Garden

Succulent Planting Ideas in a Junk Garden

Succulent Planting Ideas in a Junk Garden

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  1. Super cute Carlene! Almost makes me like succulents. :)
    ~Christina

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