Containers forum: Little Gems

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Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
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LAGardengirl
Mar 27, 2014 1:29 PM CST
I've decided that I have so many of these "Little Gems" that I'm going to hit the farmers markets with them. A big hassle getting the business license and all the rest of the documentation required but once I get over that hurdle I'm good to go.
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Mar 27, 2014 1:58 PM CST
Those are beautiful!

I bet you'll do well with them. Smiling
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Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
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LAGardengirl
Mar 27, 2014 3:45 PM CST
Thanks for the encouragement, Chelle!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 27, 2014 7:37 PM CST

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Kim, those are lovely and very interesting. I agree with Chelle, you should do very well selling them. Each one is so unique.
Name: Bev
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webesemps
Mar 27, 2014 10:01 PM CST
Kim, Good luck on your endeavor and have fun talking about them to other enthusiasts!! nodding
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Joannabanana
Mar 28, 2014 6:14 PM CST
Luv them!!
Name: Christine
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Christine
Mar 28, 2014 9:52 PM CST
What a great job you've done, very cute ideas. I agree with the others, you'll have no problem selling them Thumbs up Will you do just succulents?
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JulieB
Mar 29, 2014 3:07 AM CST
Beautiful!
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Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
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LAGardengirl
Mar 29, 2014 5:38 PM CST
Christine said:What a great job you've done, very cute ideas. I agree with the others, you'll have no problem selling them Thumbs up Will you do just succulents?


Yes, Christine. I've got a tough enough time tending to all the various succulents' needs. I can't imagine trying to cultivate & propagate other plants as well (although I do grow quite a lot of canna).
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HollyAnnS
Mar 29, 2014 7:29 PM CST
They sure are cute. Really like them.
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Name: Calin
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fixpix
Apr 9, 2014 12:06 AM CST
Very cute!
Good luck in your ... business! :)
Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
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LAGardengirl
Apr 9, 2014 5:50 PM CST
Here's my latest:


This mini character mug of Dick Turpin from Royal Doulton was my mother's. She'd be happy I was making use of it.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 10, 2014 7:28 AM CST

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Oh Kim, that mug is a riot. And I love your choice of plants for it.
The bird house is absolutely sweet. Lovey dubby
Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
"I used to have a handle on life...
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LAGardengirl
Apr 10, 2014 2:14 PM CST
Thanks Lynn! I've got four more of the mini character mugs (my mom collected them) and a bunch of Japanese luster ware that I want to use but I'm really hesitant to drill any drainage holes in them. I haven't had the best of luck with terrarium-style (no drainage) succulent plantings. For the Dick Turpin mug I put about a good inch of pumice in the bottom under the potting mix. I'll be keeping an eye on it with a water meter so we'll see what happens.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 10, 2014 8:38 PM CST

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That sounds like a great plan. Let me know how it goes. I have some things I would love to plant in, but don't want to put holes in them. I may just find small plastic pots that will fit in them, but short enough that they can't be seen. That way I can easily water out of the container and put the plastic pot back in.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Apr 10, 2014 10:10 PM CST
That's a dilemma for us that have the imagination to plant into an unusual pot but also have the sentimentality to preserve an unusual pot. I usually cave in and go with putting the hole in because it's too easy to hide the intact pot away but not the pot with the plant in it that you have to water regularly. Smiling
Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
"I used to have a handle on life...
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LAGardengirl
Apr 11, 2014 3:50 AM CST
I'll post pics as the summer progresses. The only real climate change we get here is blisteringly hot summers.
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gardengus
Jun 26, 2014 8:35 AM CST
so hows it going?
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.

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