Monday, March 15, 2010

More boxes without drainage

Happy Cactus Monday!

This week, I am sharing another 2 pots on my studio table . You may be wondering why the soil looks a little odd… actually it’s sphagnum moss on the outside and soil …

Succulents © Evelyn Howard 2010

Why? Because these are rather precious ceramic boxes (shown below with lids) I made when I was in art school, and I am not ready to drill and convert them into permanent pots. Not yet anyway…

 Ceramic Boxes © Evelyn Howard 2010

So my solution is to make a few little baskets out of wire mesh, which I can lift out of the boxes to water. I placed sphagnum moss around the sides and at the bottom to contain the soil within the baskets.

Succulents © Evelyn Howard 2010 

This way, I can use the boxes as plant pots without drilling :). Who knows, maybe I’d want them to be boxes again later…

 

Succulents © Evelyn Howard 2010

This one on the left is a similar one which I posted a few weeks ago. I have not used a basket for this because the box is porous, and enables water to very slowly seep out. A few people suggested that I could drill a hole, an advice I do appreciate. But not yet…

I hope you enjoyed my little crafty project.

Do visit Teri’s Painted Daisies for more Cactus Monday posts.

15 comments:

Julie said...

There are really beautiful, Evelyn! You are so clever with your projects! SWEET!

soulbrush said...

you made these? wow, do you still do that? you should. how inventive you are. hcm dear cactuteer.

yoon see said...

Happy Cactus Monday.
I really love your super cool idea.
Just so amazing & stunning!

marianne said...

You always have the most exclusive containers!!!
HCM!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Simply beautiful !!

Kiki said...

Wow...these are all so beautiful..so charming..lovely photos!
Kiki~

Liza said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

danger garden said...

Very creative!

Teri C said...

You are really creative with your plants and their containers! And they are all so beautiful!

HCM!!

Melanie said...

Evelyn- what an ingenious idea and what beautiful boxes. i wouldn't want to drill holes in them either. Thanks for the information on the banksias. I love reading about exotic plants and hope to one day see them in their natural habitat.

leavesnbloom said...

those are cool wire containers for the cacti - I've never seen that before but its so effect. Thankyou so much for visiting my blog and leaving such encouraging comments.

Ebie said...

Very skillful and creative.

Desert Swamp Dweller said...

Very clever.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Simply beautiful !!

deepazartz said...

You are so talented, Ev...they are so pretty, the plants and the pots:)))

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