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Name: Sweetwind
SF Bay Area (Zone 10b)
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Sweetwind
Aug 6, 2017 1:04 PM CST
Some of my cuttings looked rooted enough to pot them up, so I rearranged a bit today. Got some good pot finds at the thrift store, hubby drilled drain holes. He also made the ring- holders planters. The plants I got at the farmers market finally got a home. Mostly, I has single specimen containers, but I did some community combos.
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Name: Trevor
Southern PA (Zone 6a)
sopasw
Aug 11, 2017 10:55 AM CST
Neat!
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Aug 11, 2017 11:33 AM CST
What a great collection! Thumbs up
Name: Sweetwind
SF Bay Area (Zone 10b)
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Sweetwind
Aug 12, 2017 1:16 AM CST
Thanks, got some plant stands and reorganized, made a few new containers


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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 12, 2017 6:32 AM CST
Adorable!
๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ - SMILE! -โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ปโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒโˆžโ˜ฏ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿพ
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Larry
Burleson, Texas (Zone 8a)
fredeboy1
Aug 12, 2017 6:35 PM CST
Very nice
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Aug 12, 2017 10:11 PM CST
What a gathering of all those that are in their new homes ready to shine for you, Sweet! Have fun tending them and admiring them.
Name: Sweetwind
SF Bay Area (Zone 10b)
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Sweetwind
Aug 14, 2017 11:34 AM CST
Thank you Smiling I had two large containers to make up, one going back to my MIL house. They both came from there but she keeps emptying out some of the plants so I want to make up a nice, established one to take back in hopes she will like it. The other one got put into my collection, out in the front steps. We had a very heavy fog last night so keeping an eye on everyone out there, in case the sun burns through. Don't want any suburnt plants.

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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids Tropicals Region: Mexico
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lauriebasler
Oct 2, 2017 12:39 AM CST
I love every single pot you chose. I like your choices in plantings too. I have been looking for a drill bit capable for drilling through glass, but my husband claims it won't work. I think the more honest answer would be he hopes I don't bring any more plants home for a while. I don't blame him either really. The house is getting pretty full.
Name: Tiffany Wreathfreshโ„ข
Puget Sound, WA (Zone 8b)
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LivingWreaths
Oct 3, 2017 10:13 PM CST
lauriebasler said: I have been looking for a drill bit capable for drilling through glass, but my husband claims it won't work. I think the more honest answer would be he hopes I don't bring any more plants home for a while. I don't blame him either really. The house is getting pretty full.


Yes, I hate to blow up your husband's deflection strategy; however, it DOES, work. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Here are some pics of the drill bits you need:

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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids Tropicals Region: Mexico
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lauriebasler
Oct 14, 2017 1:58 PM CST
Thank you so much for the pics and info @LivingWreaths. That was really nice of you to post. I pasted it into my houseplant folder, for the next time I go to a hardware store.

I think I will just secretly buy one and drill some holes right thru DH favorite shoes, maybe a coffee mug, maybe a car window, just to see if it works. Rolling on the floor laughing I knew he was lying. Oh, man; I will have some real fun with this one. HMMMMMM.
Name: Sweetwind
SF Bay Area (Zone 10b)
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Sweetwind
Nov 10, 2017 2:11 AM CST
If anyone was curious how it looks a few months later : ) it filled in well
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Nov 10, 2017 5:08 AM CST
That's totally awesome!!
๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ - SMILE! -โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ปโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒโˆžโ˜ฏ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿพ
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Nov 10, 2017 6:17 PM CST
I agree Very pretty.
Greece (Zone 10b)
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Faridat
Nov 16, 2017 1:38 AM CST
It looks glorious! Well done!
In some Native languages the term for plants translates to "those who take care of us."
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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids Tropicals Region: Mexico
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lauriebasler
Nov 27, 2017 7:47 AM CST
@LivingWreaths:

Thanks for the info on the drill bit, Tiffany. Husband had to get something at Ace the other day, and I went over and searched for a drill bit. I put it in the basket and waited. Picking it up he announced it would never work. I shhhhsed him, and held on to it in my hand.
ANY WAY<<<<<<<<<. I finally have a drill bit and am thrilled.
WOW.... why doesn't every one have one of these It's so cool. Hurray! It cut thru glass and terra cotta of all thicknesses just like they were butter. I have put it to such good use already.


Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
Container Gardener Dog Lover Houseplants Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Tomato Heads Hostas
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Frenchy21
Nov 27, 2017 12:20 PM CST
Is there any specific procedure for drilling glass or similar material? Do you have to go very slowly? I would like to try it myself with some of my ceramic pots. (With the proper drill bits of course.) Smiling
Name: Tiffany Wreathfreshโ„ข
Puget Sound, WA (Zone 8b)
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LivingWreaths
Nov 27, 2017 7:48 PM CST
Yes, @frenchy21, there is! And @Lauriebasler, you are welcome! ! @purpleinopp
Here's the particulars:
Take a flat cardboard box, the type you would get dog or cat food in... type doesn't matter just easier if it's flat and low sides like this!

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Then get that foam insert from the box of pears that your in-laws sent to you from "Harry and David's" last year for Christmas (you all know what I'm talking about... You get the catalog! Tower of Treats, baby!)

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Now, "Sqeesh" the foam into the box (it's a word... Look it up)
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Attach the drill bit that is the pointiest(From what my Grandma taught me of Canasta as a child it looks like a Spade), the 'glass and tile' drill bit I posted above that is silver colored in the picture, with no threads) The reason I use this one first is because you can drill what I would equivocate to a 'pilot hole.'
Do you need to do this? No, but if you break your antique pottery there will be lots of Tears so I like to take precautions. :)

Next take your piece of pottery, turn it upside down onto the foam that you "squeeshed" into the cardboard flat box(squeeshed is the conjugated Past Tense of the verb 'To Squeesh'). Now get out your crappy blue tape that you would never use to trim paint your house because it bleeds( yes, use the crappy stuff you would not use inside. Why? Because the crappy blue tape you would not use to trim your house because it bleeds, has a sticker tack, better for this project...). Make an 'X' on the bottom of the pottery where you want to drill the hole, thusly.


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Now, go to the store and get your husband's or your favorite snack/beverage...why? Cuz you're going to need some patience to make the darn hole!! It takes a long time, and you'll need a snack/bevvy!

Seriously...

Now, get your squirt bottle ready...
Why? Because the drill bit is going to get very hot as you are Drilling and you do not want to crack the ceramic [insert composition of planter material, HERE].

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Set your drill to the setting with the most torque..
Squirt some water on to the blue X with the crappy tape you put on the back of the pot.

Now, Drill baby drill!!

When you start to see a divot in the ceramic underneath the blue tape, switch to the masonry drill bit of the appropriate size ( the drill with threads...).

Take a munch of your favorite snack or sip of your favorite bevvy...

Now, squirt more water as you are drilling, and continue to drill baby drill!!!

If your spouse is like mine and complained about this project the whole way, what you will find is that the feeling of Victory after 7 minutes of drilling will be so sweet, they will be asking you for more pots to drill. No joke! The favorite snacks and bevvy's help, but are not a requirement of the enjoyment that one feels after tackling a physics problem like this one.

Do I like doing this drilling myself? Of course! The feeling of satisfaction when you create drainage for a beloved creamic is undeniable. But whenever we are offered help on our tasks this is the one my spouse loves the most!! Therefore, I can get my hands in the dirt...

Recently I went to the McLendon's... I enjoy picking through the 75% off carts they have laying around the store... I found the Holy Grail of drilling!! Yes, I said it! The Holy Grail, Extravaganza of all Drilling behemoths... the one I had been waiting for......


The DIAMOND BIT!!!!

She is the coup de gras, the tete-a-tete, epitome, number one all time, one and only drill bit you will ever need..




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I drilled a hole in an 18in oval planter in about 47 seconds...

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Boooyah!! The plants look boring cuz its almost Winter-time, but you get the jist!

Drill bit was orig over $42...got for close to $11+ tax.

Diamonds ARE a girl's best friend. :)

UPDATE: WEAR PROTECTIVE EYE GEAR!!
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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids Tropicals Region: Mexico
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Nov 28, 2017 12:00 AM CST
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This what my bit looks like. It makes a perfect half inch hole. I have painters tape in the cupboard but this thing starts drilling so well, I have just been setting it on the glass with light pressure and boom, it's done. It does make dust, so doing it in grass or somewhere the dust doesn't leave a thick mess is a good idea. Goodwill here I come.
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
Container Gardener Dog Lover Houseplants Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Tomato Heads Hostas
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Frenchy21
Nov 28, 2017 12:16 AM CST
LivingWreaths said:Yes, @frenchy21, there is! And @Lauriebasler, you are welcome! ! @purpleinopp
Here's the particulars:

The DIAMOND BIT!!!!

She is the coup de gras, the tete-a-tete, epitome, number one all time, one and only drill bit you will ever need..

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Tiffany thank you for all the detailed steps in drilling holes in glass, ceramic, etc...These are really great! Thumbs up Also your instructions were hilarious to read. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
I'm asking Santa for a Diamond bit for Christmas. Rolling my eyes.

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