Flowers planted in watering cans.

How to Plant in Watering Cans

Decorate a tree or shrub with little watering cans brimming with sedums. Given a sunny position, the plants will become covered with tiny, starry yellow flowers in summer.

When to plant: 30 minutes.

You will need: Sedum spathulifolium ‘Purpureum’, electric drill and metal bit, soil-based potting mix, small watering cans, gravel, horticultural sand, strong raffia or garden twine.

Drill drainage holes

Using an electric drill and metal bit, make several drainage holes in the base of each watering can. Cover the holes with gravel, add a mix of soil and sand, and water the sedums before planting.

Firm plants in well

Remove the sedums from their pots and plant them in the watering cans, filling in around them with more soil and sand mix. Water the plants well and tie the watering cans, via their handles, to a tree or shrub using raffia or string.