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Rooting Plants Artistically: Thinking Beyond the Jelly Jar

By Boopaints
November 16, 2011

Why use old jars and glassware for your water rooting when there is a rainbow of colors and unique shapes just waiting to be found!

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Name: Vicki
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vic
Nov 15, 2011 6:42 PM CST
What a beautiful and colorful way to root plants! Hurray! Hurray!

Your window sills are so pretty and I love all the colors. Thumbs up

Thank you Becky
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Nov 15, 2011 6:59 PM CST
Thank YOU Vicki for taking time to read and make a comment!

I was given 6 cobalt blue vics bottles and 6 taller Emerson bottles (old!) on Saturday. One is already holding a rooting plant. Big Grin

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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Nov 15, 2011 7:30 PM CST
That's the way to think outside the box! Great use of found things. Your rooting bottles are like eye candy.
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Nov 15, 2011 7:32 PM CST
Thanks Sandi. YOU know I love my eye candy! Big Grin I wish I had more windows!

Thank you for allowing me to use your image of the "frogs".
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 15, 2011 7:32 PM CST
Yay, yay Becky Boo! Thank You! Very nice article. So many choices, so many bottles, containers, shapes & sizes & colors. I never would have thought of salt & pepper shakers.

I'm drooling over your blue vics bottles! Blue glass is my favorite. Lovey dubby
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Nov 15, 2011 7:39 PM CST
I love blue glass the best too, Ann. The euro store has a lot of it for sale but I prefer to find it less expensive. (see images on the other comment thread here . . . there is some blue!

Tomorrow I'll take a photo of them to show you. Those things run up to as high as $10 each in antique stores or ebay!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 15, 2011 7:51 PM CST
YES! Photos please!
I always loved to find sea glass. My favorites were the blue ones --- RARE --- but if you happened to find a RED one you had found one in a million!
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~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Nov 15, 2011 7:55 PM CST
Ann, red is my favorite inside-the house color!

But I still love my blue bottles the most.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 15, 2011 7:57 PM CST
I know. It's hard to decide between the two sometimes. I think I like that idea ~~~ "inside the house color". Red it is. I agree
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Bubbles
Nov 15, 2011 8:05 PM CST
Ribbit *Blush*
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valleylynn
Nov 15, 2011 8:24 PM CST
Becky I call that article 'Eye Candy'. So much fun to read and I am fascinated by colored glass anyway. Couldn't quit looking at it. Lovey dubby
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JuneBug
Nov 15, 2011 8:36 PM CST
Love the colorful containers!
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tarev
Nov 15, 2011 8:52 PM CST
I usually complement my plants in glass jars with colored water gel beads..adds additional fun as well. Indeed it is fun to see when the roots gradually move about to seek moisture beneath Big Grin in those shapely glass jars.
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Sheila_FW
Nov 15, 2011 10:41 PM CST
Great article Debbie! I want to learn how to do the bottles in the first picture! Drooling

I hate to have to come in the shop and pot up a plant I up rooted while weeding. I will just stick it in water, but usually never have a nice size or color for displaying. Need to start collecting. Thumbs up
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Boopaints
Nov 16, 2011 1:39 AM CST
I'm glad you all liked the article, Lynn, June, Tarev and Sheila! Be sure to take a peek at the other comment thread with this article for more images!
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goldfinch4
Nov 16, 2011 4:46 AM CST
Nice article Becky! You have some very creative ideas for items to use - I like it! Hurray!
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Ridesredmule
Nov 16, 2011 7:40 AM CST
Very pretty and educational too. Love the colored glasses....
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 16, 2011 8:32 AM CST
Looking at the world through rose colored glasses. Big Grin
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Nov 16, 2011 9:01 AM CST
Thumbs up
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Nov 16, 2011 12:16 PM CST
Thanks Chris, Charleen and Vic!
Ann, I guess I do look through the world with rose colored glasses. It's prettier that way. Thumbs up
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