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curves, I can't imagine you ever being depressed with all those beautiful things you create around you. Thanks for this one (as well as some others). I think I will do this with that pretty little fountain (yard sale find) I've never hooked up, but is sitting on the deck with lots of other plants . It's only one level but has a nice statue group and some smaller pockets I can probably put a succulent in. My momma cat won't be happy, she's been sleeping in it.
I really like this idea! I have a fountain in the courtyard that wastes a lot of water and the pump went out anyway. So I had DH drill some holes in the bottom tier which I plan on planting something in. Haven't decided what yet. I need to put a lot of planting soil in it. Maybe I'll run into Home Depot this week end and buy several bags and get to planting.
I have an old long sink I use for succulents, but if I ever come accross a fountain I know what I'll use it for. Great idea! Once in a while I can find a succulent at our local 99 cent only store, but most of mine came from my sister who in turn got them from a friend who was moving. Always looking for something I don't have.
I'm not all high energy. This week I didn't do much. I took a fall on some rock with my dog in the moutains and at 56 it takes a big toll on the body. I was thankfull Cubbie was ok. He is only 4 1/2 lbs. I wanted to show you how the fountain has changed already.
Be careful climbing Curve, as we get older we aren't as balanced as in our younger days.
I think you picked the perfect plant for that fountain. The moss rose look so nice and I love the art you have placed amoung them. Kitty and fence are perfect. I think I need some moss rose now, have a few small items to be placed amoung them. I picked up a wire basket at the thrift store today, planning on putting some sedem in it. There was another basket just like it, and if this turns out nice I'll get the other one, that is if it is still there. Hope I can find a fountain soon.
I love my fountain that does not function. There used to be a larger variety in it but the strong ones do take over using what a friend of mine calls "Rollers" The young little chicks roll away from Mom and just start growing. I have mailed ordered them in the past and they just send them in a little paper candy bag. If you send me an addy I will drop a few in a bag for you and send them out.
Show me someone who does not periodically suffer from some sort of depression or GAD and I will show you a very lucky individual. Rock On!!!
Now if the Hens and Chicks grew half as fast as the &%^*$ Bishops weed in the background then I would be one happy camper!
Oh yes, I have to find an old fountain, just perfect for succulents. I bought some hen & chicks a while back at a nursery, but haven't planted them yet, a different variety since they look like they have cobwebs on them. And I went to a 99 cent store yesterday and found a tiny one, they do have some succulents once in a while, but never saw one like this.
It's in some afternoon shade and doing better than the window boxes in full sun now! I have a bunch pf succulents from another member to plant, but they are gonna need shade! I have one Hens and chick. That fountain is beautiful with them. I'm looking for the cutest bicycle metal planter now. Any helpers? JoAnne's, Michaels or? Does anyone know how big the medium ones are? Amazon has them but no dimensions.
Curves, I think this is one of your prettier projects. I love it.
RottedRoots, I love, love your planter and love it even more because of the Hen & Chicks. I just got 35 different varieties, have potted them but thinking of ground planting them this Fall after I make a bed for them.
This pic. is of a few of them and the planter is/was a solar water fountain.
Gosh, wish we could upload more than 1 pic per post.
RottedRoots, forgot to ask, did you put drain holes in your planter. I have been cautioned about the Hen & Chicks drowning unless they have good drainage. In the above planter, DH drilled drain holes in each of the pots.
That's just beautiful!
I work at a garden center that has a 12 foot tall three tiered fountain that is cracked and won't work as a fountain. It's in the formal rose garden. I have been trying to get them to do something like this. I'll show them your pics.