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Jan 9, 2012 4:38 PM CST
It's about 10 inches across and about 6 inches deep.
I'd like to keep it indoors year-round. What do you think would look good in this container? I was thinking something full and overflowing would be pretty. It'll be in a bright room with a west-facing window and south-facing sliding glass doors.
It has a drainage hole at the bottom, but I'll put some sort an insert in there to improve drainage a bit further.
Jan 9, 2012 6:59 PM CST
|What an adorable container SSgard. |
Do you have any plants available to use? Ones that you already have?
Jan 9, 2012 7:47 PM CST
|Thanks, Lynn! I got it for 10 bucks, which I think was a pretty good deal. |
I have 2 different kinds of pothos, peace lilies, mother-in-law's tongue, aloe vera, catci, and English ivy. I have a palm that would be too big for this. I have some herbs, as well.
I'm willing to try anything!
Jan 9, 2012 8:42 PM CST
|Can you post a photo of the plants? I am such a visual person. |
For something draping either the pathos or ivy would be lovely for sure. With some in the middle to give a little height.
Jan 9, 2012 9:27 PM CST
|Force spring bulbs in it.|
Jan 9, 2012 9:46 PM CST
|Oh that would sure be pretty. You could even have the ivy spilling over the sides. What a pretty picture that makes in thoughts.|
Feb 11, 2012 3:46 PM CST
|Something green and white variegated would be pretty. Spring bulbs like a pink hyacinth or paperwhites may look nice also. If you are keeping it inside, maybe you could plant pretty herbs in it - mint for tea or something?|
Feb 11, 2012 4:29 PM CST
|Those are great suggestions Andi.|
Feb 14, 2012 4:29 AM CST
|Petunias would look good.|
Feb 14, 2012 4:39 AM CST
|"It has a drainage hole at the bottom, but I'll put some sort an insert in there to improve drainage a bit further."|
What sort of insert do you use in such a pot to improve drainage? I looked at similar pots in a store last year (Walmart maybe?) but passed it up because I couldn't tell how much it would drain. It looked as if an oz. or two would drain into the base of the saucer but any more excess water wouldn't spill over. I was thinking it might have to be used as a cachepot.
Feb 14, 2012 5:15 AM CST
|I was also thinking asparagus ferns, or maybe some Wave petunias (I just got the seeds in the mail!). |
I'm also considering Euphorbia Diamond Frost. It did unbelievably well last year in our intense heat and humidity!
Karen, there is a drainage hole, but it sits right on top of the saucer. I'm going to put water bottle caps underneath, so there's space between the cup and the saucer.
Hmm... this is probably a good tip for the "Tip of the Day" section!
Feb 14, 2012 5:23 AM CST
|I understand. The ones I saw were one piece pot with attached saucer. There was a hole in the pot, but it didn't look like excess water could escape beyond that.|
Feb 14, 2012 5:57 AM CST
|I had that same container in my cart along with another one - loved it, but chose the other one because of the plants I intended to put in it. |
I too, like the idea of some ivy, perhaps a variegated vinca and a smaller container (like maybe a clay pot) set semi-permanently in the middle for seasonal bulbs. When there's no bulbs in it, the draping plants could be arranged to cover the inner container too, or a kalanchoe or other small-sized blooming plant could be set inside it. Lots of potential versatility that way.
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Feb 14, 2012 7:22 AM CST
Feb 14, 2012 10:28 AM CST
| on the tip. |
Another idea. This is a perennial.
Silene uniflorus 'Druett's Variegated
Feb 14, 2012 8:44 PM CST
|Personally, I think something with small leaves would look most attractive in it. I think I would lean toward a variegated leaf. I have a succulent, with very, very, tiny leaves, that is tricolor green/white/pink and trails that I think would look super in it. You might think it would blend to much with the cup color, but I really don't thing so, the size of the leaves being so small, seems like it would be dramatic--oversized cup, miniature leaves. And if you wanted more heighth, isn't there a dracena that is pink edged? Or add a haworthia, "Little Zebra Plant" (Haworthia subfasciata). Consider pink ice plant, pink and white portulaca (maybe some yellow too), pink adenium (until it outgrows the cup), miniature variegated ivy.|
Feb 14, 2012 9:13 PM CST
|I love all the ideas, it is amazing what we learn by reading others ideas.|
Feb 15, 2012 12:16 AM CST
| Chrysanthy |
I noticed you're new!
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!
Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!
Feb 15, 2012 8:06 AM CST
|Thank you all for your welcome and lovely ideas! I like the idea of something trailing or bushy to balance out the wide opening of the mug. |
I'll post a picture with the final plantings when I finally decide on something!
Feb 15, 2012 9:35 AM CST
|Can't wait to see the finished product. |
I love your avatar, it is so cute. : )