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Design Ideas for Wall to Table Planters

Once you find that perfect spot, it's time to think about all the creative ways you could arrange your planters. They can be wall-mounted, hung or left seated as sustainable decor. Below are design sketches that show a few variations. You can get pretty creative with the hanging wires and I provide all sorts of custom wiring options, so feel free to contact me, robyn@plantinspiration.net.  This Saturday, August 27th I will be providing free custom length wiring at no additional charge to standard wiring at the Backyard on Blake pop-up market in Denver, 4-7 p.m. It's a free event with live music - 3040 Blake Street. Hope to see you there!       

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3 Low Light Plants for Your Wall Planter

These plants tolerate low light and like to dry out in between waterings. Be careful of overwatering these three, especially during the wintertime when the days are shorter. If you live in the Denver area, these plants are available at Paulino Gardens, a large family owned greenhouse.Pothos: You have seen this one around before and it’s popular for good reason. It is easy to care for and the leaves are beautiful. Right now I have one with solid deep green leaves hanging in a low light corner of my house and it’s doing great.Peperomia: This plant comes in a wide variety of leaf shapes and colors. The leaves are glossy and thick, which causes many people to ask if the...

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How to Water Wall Planters

When I offer information on how to water pots, people look at me like I am joking. While it may be simple, there IS a technique to ensure that your small potted plants are getting the water they need and are not overflowing. Most plants do not like to sit in saucers of water and this is especially true of indoor plants commonly found in smaller pots, like succulents and herbs.    What to do:1. First pour an estimated amount of 3 Tablespoons of water in towards the center of the pot, then wait 3 seconds. The waiting is the most important part. It allows the soil to moisten enough so that subsequent water can be absorbed and make it...

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Plant Care Tips for Succulents

Did you know that succulent plants breathe at night, not during the day like other plants? This preference for nighttime air exchanges helps them to conserve water during those hot days. If this level of detail interests you, look up Crassulacean Acid Metabolism, or CAM for short. For now, onto a few plant care tips that I learned from my visit to the Crump Greenhouse: 1. Watering - In a greenhouse, succulents may only need to be watered every 7 -10 days but in the dryness of homes, they may need to be watered more. It depends on so many factors, so succulent expert Gordon Rowley said in one of his books,"It is often a matter of waiting for the plant...

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Visiting the Crump Greenhouse - Succulents and Cacti

The feeling was akin to the first time I ever snorkeled, complete awe. My carefully prepared interview questions were left on a side table. This isn’t just any old greenhouse. It's the Crump Greenhouse, located down a side road in Buena Vista, Colorado. Mike Crump, guided me shirtless - his work uniform, through the aisles of succulents and cacti, while sharing their business story. He was a miner and when times changed, he turned to plants. Initially, he specialized in selling rare plants for collectors. He began collecting, growing and cultivating succulents and cacti in 1979.  Click post title to read more>

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