Build Your Own Beehive Birdcage Planter

Carmen Johnston with Nectar & Company shows us how to build a beehive birdcage planter. With these tips and instructions you’ll be one step closer to spring!

Beehive Birdcage Planter

Tools Needed:



-fabulous tropicals

-empty pots no larger than entrance of the birdcage

Design Elements:

-Line bottom of the birdcage with moss to help soften the look

-Create varying heights using empty pots to elevate planted pots (use tall tropical’s like Bromeliads to direct the eye upward)

-Continue playing to fill in space of the birdcage

-Open door of the birdcage and extend foliage (make plants feel comfortable in new home)

-Last but not least, place ceramic birds inside to add whimsy

Plants that work well:

-Bromeliads, Maiden Hairs, Japanese birds nest *all can be purchased at your local nursery

-Patricia Ivy (Patricia Hedera Helix), sun or shade,

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-Yellow Ripple Ivy (Hedera Helix) , sun or shade, Proven Winners

Carmen is in town as a guest presenter for the Outdoor Living Extravaganza.

The Outdoor Living Extravaganza

The Outdoor Living Extravaganza is a chance for you to learn from experts about creative new ways to use color, the easiest ways to grow plant varieties, how to put together exceptional containers, and much more.

P. Allen Smith, The Today Show’s gardening expert, will be at some locations with fun and practical advice, and later you can join him for book signings and photos.

In addition, you’ll be treated to a goody bag of exciting gifts-including a plant; you’ll enjoy delicious lunch, beverages, and snacks; and you’ll have plenty of chances to win great prizes. Even your non-gardening friends will enjoy this relaxed and entertaining look at what’s new in outdoor decor, Proven Winners style.

The Extravaganza will be in Salt Lake City on February 20th. You can order tickets through their website. The tickets are now only $75 per person. This will include the 9am-3pm seminars as well as a catered lunch.

To learn more about the Proven Winners Outdoor Living Extravaganza, you can visit:

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