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another potted willow. 7 years 2 weeks ago #944

I went to my local Goodwill today and picked up this kickin' glazed terracotta bowl-thing for $1.99. I got it home and drilled 4 holes in the bottom, put some screen in,added soil and a willow that was still in water. I wish I had something better looking for this "pot".

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Re: another potted willow. 7 years 2 weeks ago #946

That is one gorgeous dish, Lance. :cheer: I luv it! I think that willow really suits the dish and will look fabulous once it has grown out a bit.

By-the-way...did you use the smallest then gradually larger bits to drill the holes with? Just ordinary drill bits for wood or for concrete?
Great work!

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Re: another potted willow. 7 years 2 weeks ago #947

Hi Leslie,
I used a plain old masonry bit. I turned it upside down and drilled. :)
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Re: another potted willow. 7 years 2 weeks ago #951

Looks good so far! I can't wait to see how your willow turns out!
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Re: another potted willow. 6 years 11 months ago #1430

here's another willow. This one got knocked over last night during a storm.When I picked it up I realized that it had a big root ball already. I put it in another pot and staked it up. I have read that willows need to be re-potted twice a year. I know why now.

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Re: another potted willow. 6 years 11 months ago #1431

Yes...and I've heard that willow roots can do a number on your weeper bed if you have a septic system nearby. :S

What is the black colour at the top of the trunk, Lance?
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Re: another potted willow. 6 years 11 months ago #1436

The black is dead wood from where it was cut off the original tree. I think i'll end up carving it...if I keep this one. I still have 8 of them.
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