Containers forum: My succulent dish gardens

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Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
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LAGardengirl
Feb 1, 2014 9:33 PM CST
I started thinking of new things in which to create small succulent dish gardens..
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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Feb 1, 2014 11:17 PM CST
Very creative, Kim! I like the sea shell containers.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 1, 2014 11:19 PM CST

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Hi Kim, and Welcome! to All Things Plants.
You have a very creative eye for container planting. And they all look to be quite tiny. I love them. How long have you been doing them?
Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Feb 2, 2014 5:55 AM CST
Yes! I agree and Welcome!
Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
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LAGardengirl
Feb 2, 2014 4:49 PM CST
Well thanks, ValleyLynn! I've been putting together succulent dish gardens for about 10 years but have only recently wandered into the tiny ones. A friend of mine bought 3 for her stepmother who lives in a nursing home, which they are perfect for due to minimal upkeep. I'm hoping to hit the local farmers' markets come springtime.
Here's a few larger ones:

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 2, 2014 5:20 PM CST

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I am drooling now. Those are beautiful. I see you have a mix of tender and hardy succulents. Great color and texture contrasts.
Kim what are you typing under the photos?
Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
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LAGardengirl
Feb 2, 2014 6:50 PM CST
It's not what I'm typing, it's what comes up when I upload a pic. I tried to delete it but then it deleted the pics as well.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 2, 2014 8:52 PM CST

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Hmmm, I asked Dave to take a look at it and see why it's doing that.
Meanwhile we won't worry about it. Just keep posting those awesome photos. And let us know what kind of potting mix you use. Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 3, 2014 9:12 PM CST

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Kim, I think we found out why it is doing that.
Here is what Dave said. " It happens when the user is using the Chrome browser with a certain add-on that causes this. I don't remember which add-on it is, though. It could be a malware that is causing it. The software is adding that code to her posts when she makes the post. It's not something I can control, unfortunately."

But don't work if you can't get it figured out. I am loving all of your photos.
Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Feb 4, 2014 6:38 AM CST
Me too! Keep up the good works! Smiling
Name: Kristi
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pod
Feb 4, 2014 6:59 AM CST
Hi Kim ~ welcome to ATP. I love your succulent container designs and am sure you enjoy assembling them immensely.

I noticed many of the succulent plants you used can become monster plants. Do you find they stay small due to the small size of the container? Rather like fish in a small aquarium? Or do you pot them up after a few years?

Do you have the larger parent plants to root cuttings for these? Sorry for the thousands of questions but I am fascinated with the idea... Kristi I'm all ears!
Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
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LAGardengirl
Feb 5, 2014 2:28 PM CST
Hi Kristi,
No, I don't mind all the questions in the least. It's nice to know that my container gardens are appreciated. And, yes, like fish, I find a lot succulents only grow as big as their environment will allow. I have to change around containers when one overcrowds more quickly than others. I just pull then apart and build something else. I do use a lot of cuttings from parent plants but for most of these smaller ones I bought gallon containers of plants that can be divided easily like the sedum, crassula and sempervivum.

I'm going to re-take pictures of these same dish gardens to show how much they've grown. My goal with these is to eventually open some kind of business selling them.

Lynn & Dave, thanks for the info. I like Chrome and am use to it so I don't want to change browsers back to firefox so if you don't mind the codes neither do I. Thanks for all the support!

Kim
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webesemps
Feb 5, 2014 2:35 PM CST
Welcome Kim! and thanks for sharing your creativity with us. I agree
My favorite is the heart planter, basket planter and the really small shell planters! Lovey dubby
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 6, 2014 4:00 PM CST

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I don't mind at all Kim. Just keep those photos coming. What a treat they are. I love them all, but do have my favorites. Lovey dubby
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Feb 17, 2014 10:57 AM CST
I love all your containers too Kim. Thanks for sharing with us! You have a great collection of succulents.
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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Feb 19, 2014 5:52 PM CST
I love your arrangements too a lot. It will be fun watching them over time to see how well they fare. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
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LAGardengirl
Feb 19, 2014 7:47 PM CST
Here's the latest
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Feb 20, 2014 2:11 AM CST
Ooooh - love that container! Lovey dubby
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ge1836
Feb 20, 2014 3:48 AM CST
I remem,ber using a sifter like that. Great idea.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 20, 2014 8:04 AM CST

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Great planting Kim. I really love the plants you chose for the sifter.

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