Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Cool glazed bowl and succulents

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calicobox
Jun 18, 2015 9:08 PM CST
I picked up this glazed bowl at the thrift store. I thought it was so cool looking. It's good size, like a serving bowl. I filled it with succulents and river rocks. I'm happy with the way it turned out! Thumbs up

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Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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karmatree
Jun 19, 2015 4:13 AM CST
One of my favorite past times is hunting down the thrift store planters and filling them with succulents...I love it!
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jun 19, 2015 6:43 PM CST
Looks very good! Did you put drain holes?
Southern California
calicobox
Jul 23, 2015 7:36 PM CST
No drain holes. The main succulent died :(

The rest is doing well.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jul 23, 2015 8:01 PM CST
I would then suggest that you unpot the rest and put drain holes first then repot them back. Succulents need good drainage otherwise roots will just rot.
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Cinta
Jul 23, 2015 11:42 PM CST
karmatree said: One of my favorite past times is hunting down the thrift store planters and filling them with succulents...I love it!


Thumbs up l sgree. Most of my small are thrift store find.

I do not do drain holes but i do not advise. Beginner suc growers try my bad habit
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Stush2019
Aug 2, 2015 9:27 AM CST
Cinta,
Your method works because you water very little then come summer with more heat, they can take more water. It works for you. I water too much and also like to flush out a pot ever so offend. Also I do believe that some people are able to give off a warming glowing effect that plant respond to. I kill plants but I am persistent. Every success hides off many more in the compost pile. After watching 'The Mind of Plants'. I do believe they have a feeling to live for or to die. Just what influence this is unknown to me right now. I had a friend that any thing he touched, it grew. His garden was full of bushes and plants he got from friends cuttings. I would ask him but all he did was smile. He died a few years ago and believe it or not so did most of his garden.
Stush
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Aug 9, 2015 6:43 PM CST
Stush my pots get flushed every summer. When it rains I have to tip them and pour the water out. I also do not have problems with over water in the summer because I do not do single plant pots. My pots are combo pots with lots of plants fighting for their share of the drink in a pot. Hilarious!

We had so much rain this summer I finally had to put them on their side so they did not drown. It was the first time I can remember kicking myself for not having drainage.
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Stush2019
Aug 11, 2015 10:10 AM CST
That's ok, we are in a drought now. Seems like when we get rain, it's just an inch or so.

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