We’re all about giving new purpose to beautiful old things. Just ask anyone who has discovered the UVO (Unique, Vintage + Original) line in our Mount Kisco, NY store.
One of our favorite projects is to plant a low maintenance dish garden in a forgotten piece of pottery or china. Look around, you probably have a few interesting vessels in deep storage that deserve a second life. We found this vintage McCoy planter in a unique citrine color, and planted it with no-fuss succulents for a charming oasis of greenery.
Vintage Pottery Succulent Garden
1 old ceramic container such as a casserole, teacup or crock (be creative!)
1 or more succulent plants – go for symmetry or choose varied shapes
cactus soil or regular potting soil mixed with sand
extra sand or pebbles
decorative rocks, driftwood pieces or moss (optional)
Start with a 1/2" layer of charcoal in your container to keep the soil sweet. If there’s a drainage hole, cover it with a small rock so the charcoal chips don’t escape. Add cactus soil, arrange the succulents, and fill with more soil, leaving some room at the top.
Finish with a thin layer of sand or pebbles to keep the succulent leaves off the surface of the soil. Decorate with pretty rocks, shells, driftwood pieces, moss, or a tiny figurine. Follow your dreams – now may be the time for that tiny glass unicorn to shine.
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