Recently I came across this picture of succulents that appear to be planted in seashells. (Also, how lovely is that table setting altogether, with the simple votives and what looks to me like kraft paper as a tablecloth?) I was instantly smitten with the idea, and decided to try it out myself.
This sedum (scavenged from elsewhere in the yard) is pretty slow growing so I'm not sure how well this will work. But for now the gnome is keeping an eye on things and seems to approve.
My husband did a little experimenting today too:
That's his iPad tucked up in the lilac tree, so that we could listen to the Red Sox game while working in the yard today. Ah, modern life!