Picture a Day #174-Pitcher Perfect

Today was a flea market day! It was nice to get out of the house on a showery day and poke around through discarded treasures, searching for just the right thing.

I found it! A rustic pitcher to use as a planter. I had some bits of two different kinds of Philodendron plants that had been rooting in water and were ready for a permanent home.

I put a layer of large aquarium gravel in the bottom of the pitcher, filled in around the plants with potting soil, careful to press the soil firmly around the base to remove air surrounding the roots. Then I topped off my recycled planter with more of the gravel to keep mold from dispersing into my indoor air, and watered the soil.

Now my plants are ready to be welcomed back into the house. Or, they might pose for another watercolor painting!


About Joan Marie Naszady

I am a learner, a teacher, and a naturalist who enjoys being creative!
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