Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: My Bonsai Project???

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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Jan 22, 2012 6:02 PM CST
Ok, can't decide if I like this or not. The succulents are Zebrina, then of course three Dracena Plants. I really wanted smaller pebbles, but could not find any. Can't decide if I like the white pebbles or not. Perhaps, a more natural color would have been better, but I thought it would make the white stripes on the Zebrina pop. Sorry, it's a cloudy dreary day here, and even with the flash on the cell phone, I couldn't get a brighter pic. The battery for my camera is charging. I will try a better picture as soon as it charges. But here ya go...still haven't got a figurine for in front of the Dracena's. The Dracena's have beautiful burgundy leaves, also not being picked up because of the dreary day.

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 22, 2012 6:44 PM CST
I think it is really nice and the light pebbles do make the stripes in the zebrina pop.
I am thinking that instead of the fourth zebrina bottom right you could add something trailing or with a more horizontal shape for maximum contrast, but I like it as it is!
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Jan 22, 2012 7:09 PM CST
That's a good idea, I'll have to look into that...I have a succulent in one of my other pots call it's name. There are actually 5 Zebrina's in the pot, there is one directly behind the one you referred to. Thank you for your input!! :)

























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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jan 22, 2012 8:35 PM CST
I like your planter. I'm certain I'm not the first to think of this but I like aquarium gravel as a top dressing. It comes in a variety of colors and sizes.
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Jan 22, 2012 8:49 PM CST
yea, i looked at the white aquarium gravel, but it was jagged instead of pebble looking, like the natural aquarium gravel is. the other alternative was a white sand, but it washes away to easy when watering.

























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Jan 24, 2012 8:12 AM CST
I think it looks nice. Very unique container too.
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