Monday, May 26, 2014

using what you have to re-pot plants

Every spring I visit a tonne of plant shops looking for the perfect plants for my room I do usually kill them off before winter but I am always dead set on finding new ones and keeping them alive. I have always wanted to house plants in vintage planters but for some reason I never knew how to pull it off, don't ask me why. Last week I had a brain wave to use cheapo plastic planters and use my vintage vessels to house the plant rather than put actual dirt and plant them in my tins which is what I was doing before. This worked out perfectly.
I really didn't do much for my aloe plant but re-pot into a bigger plastic container and find out that is fits perfectly into a tea tin I wasn't using. I placed a cheap plastic guard in the bottom so hopefully watering won't rust my tin. I think it will only look better as the plant grows.
I had originally wanted to use a glass vase for my cactus but it wasn't quite big enough so this milk glass vase came in handy. I had been spending the past few weeks searching thrift stores for planters when all I needed were the things I already owned. I am always happy to find new uses for my items. All I bought were the plants and rocks, I did some dumpster diving to find the plastic pots...

Plants are from Shelmerdines (which was heaven)

4 comments:

  1. love what you did with the cactus!
    just discovered shelmerdines!! now, i wanna go!! :)

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  2. That's awesome! I love the idea of using the plastic pots so the inside of your vintage tins or planters don't get used too heavily. It always kills me a little to put plants directly into my old vintage things! Let me know if you need any more plastic pots. I've got tonnes right now!

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  3. Very cool ideas!!! I've seen teapots (sans lids) used to house plants as well before, but think I like your beautiful tea tin even more. Perhaps both, plus some teacups could make for a whimsical display and nod to one's passion for a good cuppa and gardening alike. :)

    ♥ Jessica

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  4. I love the cactus in the milk glass. Very cute!

    I kill EVERYTHING through neglect...even cacti...I've given up on houseplants.

    Nick on the other hand has a green thumb..I'm hoping he'll help keep our garden alive one day when we plant one.

    Lisa.

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