Making a Pebble Planter: Now that is cute!

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Making a Pebble Planter

By goldfinch4
November 25, 2015

Looking for a little project to pass the time when cold or rainy weather keeps you out of the garden? How about making a cute pebble planter? This design works especially well for succulents and alpine plants because of the excellent drainage this pot provides.

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jan 30, 2013 6:56 PM CST
I like the idea of using the hardware cloth as a support, and the weed barrier as a lining! Very nice! And you COULD do like Clint did and use a piece of wood to make the bottom a bit stouter, maybe using wire staples to attach the wire to the wood? Might be able to make something a bit larger doing that. Hmmmmm..... now what kind of adhesive did you use?
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 30, 2013 8:53 PM CST
Love that container Chris, and I remember seeing Clint's last year. Both are beautiful.

I too would like to know what kind of glue you used.
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jan 31, 2013 1:16 AM CST
You're right Woofie, there are all sorts of ways you could make them. A bigger one would be cool. And heavy! I was surprised at the weight of these little ones.

Thanks Lynn. The glue I used is shown in the first picture. It's from Ace Hardware and is called All Purpose Adhesive. I got mine locally, but here it is on line: http://www.hardwaretogo.com/product/glue-all-purp-2oz-tube.h... Note that this price is for 6 tubes.

I did leave mine outside this winter so will be anxious to see how they held up during the freeze/thaw cycles.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jan 31, 2013 1:32 AM CST
Chris, I did think that your planter was really inspirational, but I was most impressed with the amount of info, photos, step by step instruction, tips, did I mention photos, and thoroughness of your tutorial. Great job! Hurray!
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jan 31, 2013 1:37 AM CST
Thank you Bev! I tip my hat to you. You're really creative - I bet you could come up with some great ideas too.
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crittergarden
Jan 31, 2013 4:04 AM CST
Hey Finch - please let us know how that adhesive performed through the winter.

I really like that pot - will probably make one or a dozen!
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jan 31, 2013 4:06 AM CST
I will do that. Thanks! Like I said, it's a good thing to do this time of year when we can't go out and play in the dirt. Sticking tongue out
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jan 31, 2013 4:45 AM CST
LOVE your planter Chris Hurray! Hurray!

Thank you so much for showing us how to do it! Thumbs up
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jan 31, 2013 5:24 AM CST
Hi Vic - thank you!
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Ridesredmule
Jan 31, 2013 7:21 AM CST
When I saw that picture. I just knew it had to be one of your creations, Chris. Beautiful directions too.
Thanks for great instructions...
Hugs and mule nuzzles....
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jan 31, 2013 7:30 AM CST
Thanks Charlene. Give Charlie a big hug for me too! Group hug
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lovemyhouse
Jan 31, 2013 8:10 AM CST
Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Jan 31, 2013 9:06 AM CST
What a fun project! Thumbs up
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crittergarden
Jan 31, 2013 9:22 AM CST
Joanna, what is dat kitty doin?
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Joannabanana
Jan 31, 2013 9:41 AM CST
He thinks that the seed starting is a team project for me & him. We water, and check everything daily. He likes to smell each tray and gets in trouble if takes a nibble. He likes the lights on cold gloomy days.
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crittergarden
Jan 31, 2013 9:42 AM CST
Lovey dubby
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jan 31, 2013 10:07 AM CST
Awww cute....maybe he can help you make a pebble pot too! I'm sure he'd love playing with the stones.
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
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Joannabanana
Jan 31, 2013 10:21 AM CST
I'm sure he would Hilarious!
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jan 31, 2013 10:32 AM CST
Hee hee, I just had a thought: Wouldn't it be fun to put a few of these stones into one of those pebble planters? Maybe around the top edge?

http://www.amazon.com/Glow-Dark-Pebble-Pack-100/dp/B0018S2NE...
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jan 31, 2013 11:56 AM CST
That sure would be cute!
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