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Name: John
Sonoma County California (Zone 9a)
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Otter
Jul 8, 2013 3:48 PM CST
So I have been working on container gardening for the last few months. I have also mentioned in other area of the forum that I am a glass artist. Often when I am obsessed with a new interest it crosses over into my artwork. The other day I decided to make some mini glass pots. I was thinking it might be fun to grow some mini sedum and succulent gardens. I know these are supper small I am a bit limited on the size I can make my work as I work on a torch. So anyway here are a few of the first ones I have made and planted up today. I was wondering how you think these might grow they do have a hole in the bottom I am thinking with maybe pruning I might get some kind of cool little gardens.
I would love to hear peoples thoughts on growing these in such little pots anyone have any experience or suggestions? Also I would love ideas for sedum and succulent plants that you guys might think would work.

I might be crazy let me know,

John

P. S. I took these photos on a 1 inch grid so if you look at the grid the pots are sitting on it will give you some idea of the size of pots.

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John
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Jul 8, 2013 4:15 PM CST

John, since we use, or at least I do use, glazed pots, I don't see why glass wouldn't work,
I guess you would have to be extra careful to not over water as the pots would not breathe.
I don't know what other problems that might create but they sure are pretty.

I especially like the orange with the gray swirls. Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 8, 2013 6:26 PM CST

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Oh be still my heart. John those are beautiful. I don't know why they wouldn't do well in glass, I grow in tiny ceramic containers.
Those should sell very well for you at your street market or other venue you use.
So, are those about 1 inch across?
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jul 8, 2013 6:50 PM CST
Very lovely John Lovey dubby Lovey dubby That should work good, since it has drain holes, so no worry of roots being too wet.

Sedums will love those containers Smiling

Lithops and Split Rock will work quite well in those as well, since these two are such slow, slow growers and thrives well with very little water.
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Or leaf cuttings of Jade plants will also fit there..that will be so cute!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 8, 2013 6:58 PM CST

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Great idea tarev.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jul 9, 2013 12:20 AM CST
Hurray! I Just Love Them !! Hurray! ...especially the blue with brown swirls... nodding
Name: John
Sonoma County California (Zone 9a)
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Otter
Jul 9, 2013 9:04 AM CST
Thanks for the ideas I really like the thought of the lithops and leaf cuttings that might work really well I have tones of lithops seedlings so may just give that a try. And Lynn the pots are more like 1 1/2" if you look at the white board that the posts are sitting on there are 1 inch squares in a grid pattern so you can see the pots almost cover 2 squares.

I will post pictures of the progress of the plants.

John
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 9, 2013 9:34 AM CST

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Thumbs up
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tarev
Jul 9, 2013 11:33 AM CST
You can also try some baby adeniums, they are cute too, fun to see them mature slowly and form their little caudex. They go dormant in winter, so very low maintenance. It will be a tiny bonsai. Smiling

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 9, 2013 5:32 PM CST

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That would be wonderful in one of John's beautiful glass containers. Thumbs up
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jul 10, 2013 2:25 AM CST

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John, I made some polymer clay pots about that size and the plants are doing well in them. I love the bright colors of your glass pots, they're great!
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Name: John
Sonoma County California (Zone 9a)
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Otter
Jul 10, 2013 10:40 AM CST
Hmmm I just happen to have some baby adeniums might just try that and Chris it would be nice to see some photo's of your polymer clay pots.

John
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jul 10, 2013 10:43 AM CST
John, look at image set #208 (only container one at bottom half of the home page) of my spaceship planter and know that Chris made that container
Sorry, Chris, but had to mention that!
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Name: Marilyn
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Jul 10, 2013 11:06 AM CST

If you click on the bottom of her postings where it says Sempervivum Patch it will also take you to her cubits store with a lot of her plants.
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jul 10, 2013 1:17 PM CST

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Thanks ladies. And John, I'll try to get you some pictures of my tiny planted pots too.
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jul 11, 2013 6:31 AM CST

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John, here are a couple of tiny ones I have planted.
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Name: Bev
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webesemps
Jul 11, 2013 11:52 AM CST
Chris, how tiny are those? I like the texture and subtle 2nd coloring visiting on the orange one.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jul 11, 2013 3:01 PM CST

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Thanks Bev. They're both about 2" diameter.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 11, 2013 5:48 PM CST

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Those are sweet Chris.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jul 12, 2013 12:16 AM CST

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They fit just perfect on the windowsill by the kitchen sink.
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