empty pot

A lovely young man lent me this enormous pot indefinitely and I would like it to make a statement at my front door.

All the other plants are succulents. Should I stay with the theme or fill it full of colourful flowers.

I would like to do it over Easter, any suggestions?

— Helen McNulty African Cotton

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8 Responses to empty pot

  1. mol-d March 29, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    you could put the lovely young man in it..? a real feature! 😉

  2. shaggy March 29, 2010 at 5:29 pm #

    I would suggest to continue with the succulent theme… how about a Spekboom?

  3. smile March 29, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

    from Facebook:

    Vicki Clarke von Berg
    To save on potting soil fill the lower part of the pot with broken up pieces of polystyrene. A pot full of flowers is always a mood lifter so that has my vote you could also add a really beautifull selection of bulbs – Happy Planting

  4. mol-d March 30, 2010 at 9:42 am #

    i like shaggy’s idea. keep with the theme.. what about a selection of succulents that would spill out of the pot..?

  5. Smile March 30, 2010 at 9:50 am #

    I’m not sure – maybe a selection of flowers would contrast with the succulents?

  6. Bridget March 31, 2010 at 12:46 pm #

    I think an aloe that could grow up to fill the pot… It is a lovely pot.
    What a lovely young man.

  7. smellen April 1, 2010 at 6:32 am #

    Thank you Vicki for the advice on pot filling. Is polystyrene not harmful to the plant atall?

  8. Sprig April 1, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    good question – how does polystyrene react with water and soil?

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