Step 8: Select Plants and Add to Planter

I used a packaged cactus mix as I wanted the best soil type for the succulents to be added.  Placing a screen over the hole in the planter, the soil and plants are added as in standard practice for potting plants.
Very nice! <br> <br>5*
Thank you!
<p>thank u 4 giving nice ideas it will work</p>
<p>So how is the bowl removed, cut out or can it be slipped off?</p>
<p>That is so simple yet so awesome. I tried soething similar but I didn;t have those shiny pebble, so I thought it would be a good idea to put Black sand instead. Didn't work out as i hoped, but still I was happy with the result</p>
I thought you were supposed to just keep it damp while curing. Btw, great instructable!
Made it and it is awesome. Am giving it to my son for Christmas, then will make one for myself. Thanks for the 'ible!
You're welcome, would like to see your work!
This is great I had a bird bath base in my back yard that was with my house when I bought it and I was hoping to find a way to reuse it since it is large concrete and not easy to move. I think I'll try this in spring to make it into a planter. I will just have to use a bigger pipe so it fits on the base. Thanks again
I got a bowling ball at a yard sale today..now I know what I can use it for :) thank you for a wonderful instructable
Love it! the decorations on the lip of the bowl add the perfect touch. <br> <br>I experienced total failure when trying to make tufa-concrete planters 15 years ago, and my quick-crete stepping stones did not last very long. The remains of all were recycled into our garter snake rockpile, &quot;Snake Mountain&quot;. <br> <br> I think the slow cure step you included is essential to making strong concrete. I am ready to try again.
Thanks for the comments!
Hey, Creativeman, it looks great! And thank you! <br> <br>Love the addition of the glass gems! Sorry I haven't been on much. <br>Returned the kudos to you with a link to your Instructable on mine. <br>Well deserved. <br> <br>Keep up the great work!
Thank you, Wuvie. Your project was the inspiration!
Amazing idea ,could use it in my Garden.Thx4sharing.
I <u>really</u>&nbsp;like this!<br> <br> Were the plastic mold and bowling ball reusable for future planters?
Glad you liked it, thanks! I think the plastic bowl cracked a little, but should be able to use it again...bowling balls are pretty much indestructable, I think...got a large mold at a garage sale yesterday for .50 cents so they are easy to find, and can be disposable....
Good to know. <br> <br>I have a trio of graduating (nesting) shell-shaped bowls that I'd probably be willing to sacrifice... lol... must decide! ;-)
I was looking for an Instructable like this for quite some time now. You can add casting, molding concrete to the the tags, to make easier to find. Thank you for posting.
You are welcome, glad you found this ible...good luck!
That is so pretty! Succulents and concrete always look so nice together.
Thanks, and I think you are right!

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