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Debra’s adorned pot

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Rebecca Sweet

Today’s photos are from Rebecca Sweet, a Los Altos garden designer and one of my very favorite Californians! She had an opportunity recently to visit the garden of succulent queen Debra Lee Baldwin, and had to share this cleverly adorned pot with us. So cute!

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Rebecca Sweet
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Rebecca Sweet
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    meander_michaele 11/23/2011

    What a great way to add a little fun color and pizzazz to your garden. Is there a particular kind of adhesive that works
    best?

  2. sheilaschultz 11/23/2011

    Now, if only I had saved that broken pottery... what a fun way to add a bit of pizazz to a clay pot!

  3. DebraLee 12/01/2011

    No adhesive at all! The broken china pieces each were drilled with a Dremel tool and then strung on copper wire. We sanded the edges, too, to make them smooth, and attached a few chunks of glass by wrapping them with wire. The beads along the top also are strung on wire.

    Amazingly, this has been in the garden for over a decade without falling apart. It was a mother-son project back when he was a teen and living at home. I was into mosaic at the time, but didn't want to permanently attach anything to an expensive Italian terra cotta pot.

    The dasylirion has been in the pot for five or six years, replacing a phormium. Here in Southern CA we can go for 8 months without rain, so I threaded a drip line through the bottom of the pot, and placed an emitter at the base of the plant. The dasylirion (a succulent) gets just enough water to survive, whenever the automatic irrigation system comes on.

    And now I'm going to email my son, Art Baldwin, a link to this page!

  4. pattyspencer 12/12/2011

    I do ceramics and have a tea pot I just finished that everyone loves - however it has a chip on it and would require at least another 3 firings to fix. But this would be the perfect fix! I will see if my ceramic teacher would be agreeable to Dremeling holes for me (before I go and shatter the thing it's best to ask - lol)

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