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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: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Nov 15, 2011 7:29 PM CST
I had written to a few web sites, asking permission to use their images for this article. Two days ago I received a confirmation letter from one of the companies: Euro Glassware, allowing me to share the images. Since the article was finished and waiting to be published, I decided to share them right here.

All available at [url=www.EuroGlassware.com]www.EuroGlassware.com[/url].

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They have very nice quality pieces for those of you that want to splurge.

There are a few great companies I found and you can too. Go to Google images and type in glass rooters. Hurray!
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Aguane
Nov 15, 2011 7:53 PM CST
Cool! very inspiring... I like the glassware!
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Nov 15, 2011 7:54 PM CST
Susie, I knew you would!
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vic
Nov 16, 2011 3:41 AM CST
Oh WOW WOW WOW - Hurray! Hurray!

Eye Candy indeed! Big Grin Thumbs up
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goldfinch4
Nov 16, 2011 4:46 AM CST
These are so pretty you don't even need to put anything in them!
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SongofJoy
Nov 16, 2011 5:09 AM CST
They make beautiful glassware. Thanks for sharing the information, Becky.
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Onewish1
Nov 16, 2011 5:17 AM CST
although I would not recommend this for feeding humming birds .. I wrote a bad review that the paint inside the glass started coming off after a week.. after my review the company refunded my money even without me asking.. but for the price I think you can't beat it.. can remove the feeder tops or just put your cutting through the red top depending how fat your cutting is.. but I would not grow any edible cuttings in the thing.. sure it's made in china and lord knows what is in the paint that flakes off

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valleylynn
Nov 16, 2011 8:37 AM CST
Beautiful Becky. I agree with Chris, they are so interesting to look at that you don't even need to put anything in them. : )

Very cute Allison. What a shame about the peeling paint. You are right in not using it for birds or edible plant rooting.

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Boopaints
Nov 16, 2011 12:18 PM CST
I'm glad I posted these and hope to post more, even if it's a month from now, so you can see other cool bottles I want to show you!

Allison, you're right! That would be a great rooter! Hurray! Hurray!
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Onewish1
Nov 16, 2011 6:24 PM CST
I almost tossed it.. and I kept thinking how cute it was.. and this article gave me the idea ... so thanks!!! you now gave me a use for it!!!
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Boopaints
Nov 16, 2011 6:35 PM CST
My job is finished.... Rolling on the floor laughing
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bsavage
Nov 16, 2011 7:00 PM CST
Great article, Becky! I assume our friend Barb has already ordered (or has) those lovely blue bottles in your pic in this thread... they are gorgeous! Thank you for reminding me of other things to do in the winter!
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kqcrna
Nov 17, 2011 4:57 AM CST
Nice article, Becky, and beautiful glass bottles.

Gardener's Supply has some cute little glass jars
http://www.gardeners.com/Glass-Tabletop-Rooting-Vase/Housepl...

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Boopaints
Nov 17, 2011 2:01 PM CST
Karen, I love Gardeners Supply!!! I asked them for permission to share some of their amazing bottles but they told me they'd have to get an okay and never responded back.
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kqcrna
Nov 17, 2011 3:35 PM CST
I agree Becky, it is a nice company. Not cheap, but they do have some unusual things and good customer service.

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Boopaints
Nov 17, 2011 7:42 PM CST

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Nov 17, 2011 7:55 PM CST
so cute!!!
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LarryR
Nov 19, 2011 5:42 PM CST
Great article, Becky, with lots of ideas!

I have two Victorian hyacinth glasses, in which I forced hyacinths for many years. Loved the look of the roots on those! I tend to use the glasses now as rooting containers. Here's one:

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Nov 19, 2011 6:12 PM CST
Loving ALL of them! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I agree with everyone!

Becky Boo! What a super new avatar!!!!!!!! You look mahvelous! Lovey dubby
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Nov 19, 2011 10:12 PM CST
Larry, I love the rooter! Blue seems to be "the" color!!!

Thanks Ann! Big Grin
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