Im hoping to get some advice from you guys as ive had an idea and im
not very greenfingered and havent a clue whether this is viable.
I saw a picture in a magazine of quirky teacups with plants in them. Im
thinking they would be lovely to give to the ladies at my wedding on
30th April next year. I cant spend much on plants and was thinking of
getting some immature plugs in bulk. I dont mind if they dont have
flowers but would be nice if they did. I also would like them to be
perrenials as I think this is a nicer idea symbolistic of wedding life
(if you see what I mean?).
Im hoping someone can advise me further on how to do this, when I
should order the plants to plant up and if possible a price and maybe
somewhere you can recommend I can buy them from?!
A big ask I know, I am grateful to anyone who posts in response!
Plants might look pretty in a teacup, but most will grow better in a
terra cotta pot with a drain hole. Most perrenials need some months
in the ground before they bloom, but you might talk to your local
greenhouse to find out what (perrenial) plants are in bloom at that
time. Not knowing where you live makes it difficult to make
I'm now growing sedums (iceplant) which are very easy and fast to
propagate. I made 100 1" pots from newspaper strips, filled them with
potting soil, and they doubled in size in 2 months. Nice groundcover
for a sunny location, blooms, and survives cold winters. Personally,
I'd feel uncomfortable about ordering plants, the shock often sets
Plants called "Hen and Chicks" might look cool in teacups.
Guest could take them home. Try going to several nurseries to see what
you need. Only you can decide what is affordable and nice looking.
Enjoy Life ... Dan
Look for plants that are suitable for terrariums. Terrariums have no
drainage holes. The plants often does well in glass containers with no
drainage holes and sometimes in low light, including dishes and teacups.
Enjoy Life ... Dan
or air. Many years ago as a young teen I dabbled in closed aquariums. I
also had a great uncle whose hobby was miniature landscape gardening, he
grew detailed gardens in baby food jars, even in containers so small as in
toothpaste caps, with tiny farm buildings and ponds and streams made of bits
of mirror, so small you'd need a 10X jewelers loupe to see it. He grew
plants from ordinary fruit seeds from fruit one buys at the produce market,
and from bits of moss and tiny plants he found growing out of city sidewalk
cracks. In fact one year the NY Daily Mirror featured him with his hobby, a
three page spread in their Sunday magazine section. I remember he lived
alone in a small Brownsville, Brooklyn apartment, he only had a few windows
for his plants but I remember there were so many I could hardly see out.
That was almost 60 years ago, I wish I had saved it... I'm sure my parents
did, my father saved everything, but they are long gone too.
Nephews and Nieces are impressionable. As for my life, I am a kid in a
candy store, I sample everything. Youngest nephew got a job as caddy,
borrowed my golf clubs, never seen the clubs again. Oldest niece took my
guitar for music lessons, never saw the guitar again. I am glad they
took them, the items was taking up closet space.
So your uncle was your garden inspiration? In a small way :)
I do hope my youngest nephew brings back my very nice digital camera
that was borrowed two years ago :)
I am an old single uncle who loves to garden. They can have my garden
hoe when they can pry it from my cold dead fingers :)
Enjoy Life ... Dan
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