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sprig to twig » Blog Archive » potting area at work

potting area at work

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Next door to my son’s coffee shop, Ristretto Roasters, is a delightful shop called Ink & Peat. Many of the succulents in this shop are planted not in soil, but in moss. Long ago (so long ago that I can’t remember where) I picked up this wire shoe. Putting two and two together (shoe + mediumless succulents) I decided to try an experiment. I filled the shoe with moss and stuck in a few of the overflow clippings of succulents. Time will tell how successful this experiment will be, but it looks pretty cute right now, don’t you think?

5 Responses to “potting area at work”

  1. Jane Says:

    Quite fetching! I hope it works. I definitely like that pointy succulent…what is it?

  2. Loree / danger garden Says:

    Look at you being all creative! Good job. I was just in ‘ink and peat’ last night. So many great things!!!

  3. ricki Says:

    Jane: Sorry, these are old-timers (before caring about names), but I will keep looking, and when it is identified, will let you know.
    Loree: Some of the plump little leaves are already starting to look a little stressed. Maybe they need spraying every so often. Did you by any chance stop by Ristretto for a cuppa?

  4. Grace Says:

    I see these wire things at Goodwill and always think about getting one. After seeing yours I’ve got a renewed interest. I love yours. I’ve seen large-ish animal shaped ones. Ooh, la, la.

  5. ricki Says:

    Grace: I have several wire mesh shapes lying around…just waiting to see how well the plants adapt.

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