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Apr 29, 2017 5:48 AM CST
Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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So...after a difficult start to creating better containers for plants ( The thread "arrggghhhh!!! stoneware drilling to use as pots..." in Containers forum ), the hole saw bits made life MUCH easier. I drilled much more than originally planned. No problem. However, in the process, I went a little crazy and drilled some stoneware that is about the same size as a very small coffee cup. Now, I am wondering what sort of mini plants to grow in those. So, do you have any interesting favorite liliputian plants appropriate for small containers?
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Apr 29, 2017 3:47 PM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Some little sedums? I went to a garden place today and saw a large array of plants to be used for miniature gardens. Browsing might give you some ideas.
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Apr 30, 2017 6:05 AM CST
Name: Ed
Georgetown, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Some types of Echeveria look good in a cup at least that is my plan for a few cups I have.
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Apr 30, 2017 6:53 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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You might want to take a look in the Miniature gardening forum here.
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May 18, 2017 1:17 AM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Here's a few containers I purchased while on vacation. The container in foreground is size of large tea cup so you can imagine size of long narrow black container:
Thumb of 2017-05-18/webesemps/b8e1ee

Here is the black container planted with succulents basically Semp rollers, Semp arachnoideums and Sedum.
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Here's small bonsai container, again planted with small succulents.
Thumb of 2017-05-18/webesemps/0d423d
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May 19, 2017 4:05 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Cute little mini gardens, Bev!!
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May 19, 2017 7:27 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Thanks Tiffany...they were fun to plant!
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May 19, 2017 8:03 PM CST
Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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Great ideas. My experiences with miniature roses have not been good. I feel like either I can't get the mix to hold a little moisture (but not stay wet), or it dries too easily. I may give them another shot.

All the tiny pots are what I left for last. The sedum, semps, & succulents I have been trying recently are a little limited. We'll see how they turn out.
Always looking for interesting plants for pollinators and food! Bonus points for highly, and pleasantly scented plants.

"Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, nihil deerit." [“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”] -- Marcus Tullius Cicero in Ad Familiares IX, 4, to Varro. 46 BCE
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May 19, 2017 8:05 PM CST
Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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How long until the plants outgrow the small bonsai pot?
Always looking for interesting plants for pollinators and food! Bonus points for highly, and pleasantly scented plants.

"Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, nihil deerit." [“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”] -- Marcus Tullius Cicero in Ad Familiares IX, 4, to Varro. 46 BCE
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May 19, 2017 8:14 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Little mimicry plants like Lithops, Titanopsis calcareum, Pleiospilos nelli will grow well in those small containers, just make the media as gritty, rocky as you can. Smiling
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May 19, 2017 8:36 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Urban, the narrow black pot was originally planted in July 2016 and a few of the semps were changed out in early April because they weren't looking their best. The foundation sedum plants and a few semps (using ones that grow small) have been in there for 10 months and the sedum was trimmed to shorten the stems and to clean up. Overgrown plants can be trimmed or replaced. Entire planting does not have to be done away with.

A combo planting is an evolving process. The thing is to choose plants that you know grow small in size and grow slow. Some can be small but grow fast such that stems or offsets are taking over. One can prune/trim the unwanted/extra growth to keep tidy and in scale.

The small bonsai pot was planted in late March and it's been almost 2 months and still looks growing to scale. I would say next month I will trim a little and/or replace any semp that is too big with a smaller one, but leave the rest to continue. I'll try to post picture next month.
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