BEAUTIFUL CONTAINERS-Share Photos/Ideas/Questions forum: Container question

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ImageDutchlady1
Apr 19, 2010 6:00 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
Here is a challenge.

I acquired this pot this morning. It was by someone's trash!!! It has a crack in the back but hey - do I care?? It doesn't look like it was ever used. Probably cracked on the way from the store....
Anyway, it is about 3 ft tall. It has no hole in the bottom, and due to the crack I don't want to venture putting one in.
It has a major drawback: the opening at the top is really small. I was just able to put a 4 1/2 inch pot in it.

Suggestions please! I am thinking something succulent that will be content in that tiny pot. But I'd also like something that will spill over the sides. Oh dilemma!!

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ImageDutchlady1
Apr 19, 2010 6:00 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
Here is the top with the 4 1/2 inch pot....

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Imagercn48
Apr 20, 2010 2:52 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
WOW that is a dilemma with such a small hole! I envision something tall and spiky planted with a "spiller" to trail over the edges but not sure how it's going to work without a larger opening? Great pot though and I'll be watching to see if you can find something that will work!
ImageDutchlady1
Apr 20, 2010 3:52 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
Thanks, yes I thought tall and spiky too. An agave or something like that. But the while thing hinges on that narrow neck. Maybe if I had a TALLER pot that would fit in there.... giving it at least more space for roots.
I hope others may have suggestions too!
ImageKatg
Apr 20, 2010 10:11 AM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Hetty:

Great find!

How about if you placed a rounded larger pot inside the neck? Something like this? Plant something that would cascade over and hide the pot!

It's too bad you can't put one large hole in the front and you could plant something in the base pouring out!

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ImageDutchlady1
Apr 20, 2010 10:13 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
OK, considering that.... I find the vase is already a bit top-heavy shape-wise so that I wouldn't really want to add much more height.
ImageKatg
Apr 20, 2010 10:16 AM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Maybe fill the base with sand?
ImageKatg
Apr 20, 2010 10:41 AM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
How about planting the pot inside another pot for stability? Then you'll have all kinds of room to plant other things! I still have some of these if you want one!

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ImageDutchlady1
Apr 21, 2010 3:54 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
That is a wonderful idea but I didn't mean top heavy as in falling over, I meant top heavy as in the top of the pot looks somehow larger than it should be in relation to the rest of the pot. Whistling
However, I like the 'ball' that you 'planted' in it! What is that??
ImageKatg
Apr 21, 2010 9:48 AM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
It really likes it in that pot!!! haha

That's a dwarf hawaiian snowbush...They really keep their shape and don't grow to big!
ImageDutchlady1
Apr 22, 2010 4:39 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
I must look for one of those; the regular snowbush grows rampant.

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