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Container House Austin

gt;gt; thanks so much for sharing your garden with us. NOW WE’LL BE TAKING A LOOK AT SOME OF THE COOLEST CONTAINERS YOU HAVE EVER SEEN. I’M JOINED BY ERIC PEDLEY FROM EAST AUSTIN SUCCULENTS. WELCOME TO CENTRAL TEXAS GARDENER. WELCOME BACK, I SHOULD SAY. gt;gt; THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME AGAIN. gt;gt; I’M DELIGHTED TO HAVE YOU HERE BECAUSE WE ARE SURROUNDED BY PROBABLY THE MOST UNIQUE COLLECTION AND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION.

Of containers i’ve seen in a long, long time. so congratulations on that. gt;gt; THANK YOU. gt;gt; AND WE’RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT CREATING A REALLY VARIED SUCCULENT GARDENS USING SOME KIND OF UNUSUAL SETTINGS, IF YOU WILL. gt;gt; WHATEVER YOU CAN FIND, YOU CAN FILL IT. gt;gt; WELL, YOU HAVE FOUND SOME VERY COOL THINGS. I JUST WANT TO START PEOPLE OFF WITH JUST A VISUAL SAMPLE, SOME VERY VINTAGE LOOKING TOYS HERE SERVING DOUBLE DUTY IN A SENSE. gt;gt; YEAH.

It might be kind of sinful to plant up something this old, but he already had drainage holes AND COULD DRIVE AROUND TO MORE LIGHT OR LESS LIGHT AND HE WAS CARRYING AROUND BIG APPLES OR CABBAGE SO IT’S A FUN LITTLE THING TO PLANT IN. gt;gt; WELL, I WOULD SAY ABSOLUTELY. AND THE NICE THING ABOUT PLANTING SUNG LENTS IN THESE KINDS OF THINGS IS THAT IT DOESN’T NEED TO BE CONSTANTLY WATERED. EVEN SOMETHING THAT IS AS DELIGHTFUL AS THIS YOU’RE NOT REALLY DESTROYING IN A SENSE.

gt;gt; exactly, yeah. we try not to water his body, just water the PICKUP TRUCK ONCE A WEEK OR SO. AND IT SHOULD DO WONDERFUL. IT’S A SHALLOW CONTAINER SO IT WILL EVAN RATE MOISTURE REAL WELL AND IT’S GOT LOTS OF DRAINAGE IN IT. IT’S PERFECT. gt;gt; WELL, IT IS PERFECT LOOKING RIGHT HERE ON OUR SET. AND IT HAS A COUSIN UP THERE, WHAT’S HE DELIVERING? gt;gt; HE’S DELIVERING SOME WATERMELON AND OTHER.

Fruit and whatnot. gt;gt; okay. gt;gt; HE’S NOT QUITE AS OLD AS HIS RED FRIEND THERE. gt;gt; OLD OR YOUNG THEY’RE BOTH VERY CHARMING. AND YOU’VE BROUGHT ALONG A LITTLE COIN DRAWER AND WE’LL SHOW PEOPLE YOU USE ALL SORTS OF THINGS THAT YOU FIND IN ANTIQUE SHOPS. AND I THINK ON CURB SIDE SOMETIMES. gt;gt; EXACTLY. I FOUND THIS IN AN ANTIQUE SHOP FOR REAL CHEAP AND IT ALREADY HAD A DRAINAGE HOLE.

I could drill another hole, but it’s probably sufficient with how shallow it is. IT MAKES A UNIQUE PLANTER AND WE HAVE ONE PLANTED UP OVER THERE THAT I’M SURE YOU CAN SHOW A PICTURE OF. gt;gt; IF YOU’RE GOING TO DRILL INTO METAL OR SOMETHING THAT’S LIKE A GLAZED SUR RAM MILK OR GLASS CERAMIC OR GLASS YOU NEED A SPECIAL DRILL BIT. gt;gt; YEAH, A DIAMOND DRILL BIT CAN PRETTY MUCH DRILL THROUGH ANYTHING. IF YOU’RE GOING THROUGH A BIG HULK OF METAL.

You want to use a metal bit, but this is great for glass and even wood you can drill through. WE USE IT FOR EVERYTHING. AND THEY ARE EXPENSIVE, ABOUT $15. BUT THIS CAN MAKE A LOT OF ITEMS THAT YOU HAVE LAYING AROUND GREAT PLANTERS. IT’S A GREAT TOOL TO HAVE. gt;gt; ALL RIGHT. SPEAKING OF GREAT PLANTERS AND TOOLS WE HAVE THIS WONDERFUL TOOL BOX AND BEAUTIFULLY DISPLAYING THE PLANTS AND ALSO SOME COOL ROCKS AND THINGS. gt;gt; YES.

One of the problems with wood is it cracks over time when you water it. YOU NEED TO HAVE INSERTS. I FOUND THIS PLANTER THAT HAS FOUR SECTIONS AND THEY EACH HAVE A PLASTIC INSERT SO IT’S PERFECT. WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF SLAG GLASS IN THERE AND JUST SOME DIFFERENT ROCKS TO ACCENT IT. AND IF YOU FIND A LARGE PIECE OF SLAG GLASS YOU CAN JUST THROW IT IN A TOWEL AND HAMMER IT INTO SMALLER PIECES THAT ARE MORE USABLE. AND THE SALE GOES FOR PETRIFIED WOOD.

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