I saw this idea in Better Homes & Gardens last summer and I've been buying succulents ever since. I hope I have enough to do two orbs for my front porch! Apparently all you have to do is submerse them in water once a month--I can handle that!
Faux Tree Stumps (made of concrete) work great for this - and no wood rot or termites. Idea for cut logs.drill out with hole saw, plant moss, ferns or even hostas. Place in shady garden nook. ****** for the side of house and some up front