Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Think of a cascading green wall....

 That's what I said to Mr Ouch!

I had this idea , I googgled it apparently this is an idea pretty popular for growing seedlings and low rooting veg.
I thought that it would translate well for a succulent planter, to create a waterfall of green.

Lucky for thrifty us, we had already procured the guttering from a skip :)
We bought the rest we needed from a hardware place and the rest was left in Mr Ouch's capable hands!
If you give this a try, make sure you drill holes for drainage and use good succulent potting mix!

This is a cheap alternative for an instant vertical garden.
We chose the teal together and the second guttering will be yellow! 
Nice pops of colour for the garden.
 







 I will keep you posted on it's cascadingness...fingers crossed!
 ...btw they are donkey tail succulent cuttings....I'm nothing if thrifty!!


 Meet Soonex..........kids chosse weird names?  ...and a new garland for a baby boy on his christening!
These Tassels are secured directly to the twine and are smaller, 10 all up.
Considering it as another tassel alternative?
Might call it the 'Wee' Garland?

Got something better????



A bit of thrifting! Murano glass, Ellis pottery (Australian) and Flora iittala.
Imagine my surprise after I got it home and did some googgling! 
I love iittala!

Pippa

15 comments:

  1. So much awesomeness in this post. Like all your thrifty finds but totally love the vertical garden guttering and wee garland (WG). xx

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    1. Thanks Brismod! The Sows Ear could sport some nice guttering planters?
      We are on a roll with spotting iittala in op shops, long may that continue! xx

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  2. ahuh...ahuh...im feelin it...gutter love...I get it....fabulous!!
    soonex??? really?...not getting it so much?!
    xx

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    1. I know....but we are committed now! Soonex it is....he joins Seesou, the Seal, Bunny Fou Fou and Tiddle the Turtle! LOL :)

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  3. The iittala bowl is just divine. And the guttering vertical planter. Inspired. Are you loving your break? I am. Don't let Mr Ouch go.

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    1. Loving the break, going to find it hard to rejoin the workforce :(
      ...won't think about it! :)

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  4. A "waterfall of green" sounds AMAZING! Love this idea and that wood wall is pretty special all on it own. Can't wait to see those pretty succulents stretch their arms and make it even more so. Great finds too, Pippa! You're on a roll.

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    1. May my gardening dreams one true!

      The wall is a bit special too, we used thick decking boards, opposed to the skinny! I didn't want to detract from that too much? So trying to keep it a clean look, but soften with planting! :)
      I will keep you posted! xx

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  5. Your garden looks lovely! Definitely keep us posted on the cascadingness - for those of us less handily and green thumb inclined it's a real treat to see the progression!

    Love the tassel garland - such a lovely baby gift.

    Very nice thrift finds! I'm always amazed to see those Iittala bowls that have survived a thrift. They seem so thin, which is why they are so fab.

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    1. It was the fineness that had me questioning it's brand, but I went with my gut! ...so pleased I did! :)
      You must have some very impressive cacti, in your desert garden?

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  6. The planter is genius! And you know how I love my Oiva Toikka birds, so of course I love his Flora design too. So lovely!

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    1. Feel free to chat up your Builders Dana, your bound to have some leftover guttering on the build!
      Oh and those birds are on my thrift list too! :)

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  7. fantastic idea, I am adding it to my to-do list. I need to redo our backyard ASAP, and California weather tells me that succulents is the way to go. Lovely garland as well. Thrift finds are great, the flora bowl is one of my favorites, and that ceramic piece is great.

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  8. You need to add Ceramicist to you header!

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    1. Done.....but still figuring it all out still?

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