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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Apr 19, 2015 11:55 PM CST
We went to Home Goods after lunch..just intending to walk around..as always..will find something that will catch my eye, and ended up going home with me.
Fell in love with this container called Featherock:
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There is a drainage hole below..but entire container is really porous..pumice.
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I watered the container just to see how fast it drains..I love it! Perfect for succulents! Repotted some plants this afternoon. Chose these Crassula perforata, and Semp 'Kalinda' and Sedum rubrotinctum leaf ..all these three are veterans of my garden year round.
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Semp 'Kalinda' is such a prolific offset producer, so I hope it will increase later and latch on to the the grooves of the rock container. Smiling

The very rough texture would surely deter the snails too woohoo! I am still trying to see where to really place it in my garden..for now it will be like a centerpiece on the glass table. Big Grin
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 20, 2015 3:04 AM CST
That is lovely and a nice find.
Here is more information on Feather Rock
http://landscapeproducts.com/product-categories/natural-hard...

A friend of mine carves beautiful containers and statues out of this material, and I also have several.
Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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karmatree
Apr 20, 2015 5:39 AM CST
Wow, I love this!!! I've only seen things like this made out of plastic and looking really cheesy. I want one! Was it expensive?
"A garden isn't meant to be useful. It's for joy." - Rumer Godden
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
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tarev
Apr 20, 2015 9:40 AM CST
A bit pricey, like compared to typical clay pots for sure. Smiling I got it for $39.99 and the Home Goods tag says compare it to $70.00..I hope it is indeed a good price cut! Next price point is at $59 to 79.

Hetty, can you take photos of your Featherock too??? I want to see other shapes and plants being planted in it Big Grin
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 20, 2015 10:14 AM CST
I can but probably not today... it's one of those... Shrug!
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
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tarev
Apr 20, 2015 10:21 AM CST
Owki! I will wait Big Grin
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
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tarev
May 3, 2015 5:26 PM CST
Finally found a spot for my featherock planter, just the right spot with part sun/dappled sun: now I can recover the use of our glass table Big Grin

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