A few years back I hung a candle chandelier over my two-fer table on the back deck. At first I wanted to paint it but as it got rusty, the aged look grew on me. All that was lovely but as it turns out, I don't have the kind of lifestyle that requires candle light very often - I almost never lit those candles. Never a fan of purely decorative items, I wanted to put the chandy to better use.
Succulents (the best friends of a black thumbed gardener like me) to the resuce. I can't take any credit for this idea as I saw it done in a garden center years ago but it suddenly popped into my mind as a fix to my problem this weekend.
I have no idea if this idea will work or I'll end up with a bunch of succulent skeletons to show for it but for now, I'm loving it.
For those natural born gardeners out there - whats your verdict? Will they grow or have I sentenced these poor innocent plants to death?
In other backyard news, the upside down tomato planters seem to be bearing some fruit. I won't be opening a roadside stand anytime soon with the bounty but I'm excited to taste them (if the wily city squirrels don't get to them first!)
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