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Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 18, 2003
11:59 PM

Post #493391

I found this large plastic dish in the trash at the curb and rescued it just as the truck was coming. It was a light cover from a round light fixture and measures 22" across and 4" deep. I cleaned it up, drilled holes in it for drainage and filled it with a layer of pea gravel topped with a sandy cactus mix potting soil and added some cactus and sedums and pregnant onions. Then set in some local rocks. My very first dish garden! I don't think it looks too bad but it seems to be missing something to give it that special look...any suggestions?

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March 19, 2003
11:30 AM

Post #493668

very, very nice there Zany. I like that and what a clever idea using a light cover. Very unique and different which makes it extra special
You could add maybe some sort of little figurine or a little watering can poker; or some other little poker of sorts or something along that line and stick in there.
Now you can do one for

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Lafayette, NJ
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2003
11:04 PM

Post #494019

Zany that is very nice. Great eye seeing that light cover as a planter.
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 21, 2003
5:49 AM

Post #494796

Thanks For the ideas CoCo. I think I'll see if I can find an interesting piece of driftwood to stick in there.

Elsie, this is a good find for me. But then I see anything that will hold soil as a planter ;~) Hubcaps, wheel rims, tires, kids toy trucks, I even planted a childs bicycle once. Wrapped the bike with ivy vines and planted the basket with annuals. It looked pretty good but I never got to see it finished since we had to move before the ivy filled in all they way. I always wonder if the people who moved in left it or dug it out. I wanted to make one of those flowerpot people to sit on it but sisn't get that far.

North Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8a)

March 22, 2003
6:57 AM

Post #495398

Zany...that is cute, the cacti look like little people standing around a garden! Elaine
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 22, 2003
8:53 AM

Post #495408

Giggle! They do kind of look like people. Maybe I ought to add googly eyes to them like the cactus people you used to see in stores all the time ;~)

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