Inspiration: Using Alternative Plant Containers

Inspiration: Using Alternative Plant Containers

Laure Joliet
Apr 28, 2009

Maybe it's because we saw a set of these exact same Mikasa mugs and pitcher at the Salvation Army a couple of weeks ago and didn't buy them, but when we ran across these planted succulents on Etsy we were reminded that you can use pretty much any container to put plants in. If it's the perfect color yellow, then all the better. All you really need is...

You need to make sure that the roots of your plants don't rot. Here are a couple of ways to ensure they stay healthy in a container that doesn't necessarily have a drainage hole on the bottom:

• Make a hole using a Masonry Bit and a drill.
• Add stone or pebbles to the bottom third of the container before you add the soil. This gives the water a place to go where it isn't sitting on the roots.
• Add styrofoam peanuts to the bottom third of the container.
• use the pieces from a broken pot in the bottom of the container.
• Use drought tolerant plants and water infrequently.

For more inspiration or to buy those great containers and plantings, check out Sassy Tee Designs' Etsy Shop, Adventures in Vintage's Etsy and Wishful Thinking's Etsy.

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