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Cranking Out Containers


Fish Full of Succulents

Two weekends ago we spent both sunny warm days playing in the garden. When I wasn’t shoving teeny little succulents in globes, I was shoving bigger succulents in this plastic fish we bought for a dollar in Alameda (shout out to Aunt Debbie for taking us to a great “store” of stuff left behind in storage spaces). Matti drilled a few holes in the bottom, I threw in some dirt and cut some stuff out of the garden.

Unicorn of the Succulents

Matti spent some quality time fluffing (completely repotting) some sad looking containers. This funky vintage find came from my old co-worker Tim. It’s hard to see in this picture, but it has gold specks all over it.  Our succulent containers are becoming more and more diverse (cool) as our collection gets bigger and bigger.


Kangaroos are still kicking it

Click here for a before pic of two roos above from July 30th. They seem to be happy in the pouch. Matti drilled some holes in the last of them and we planted them up:


Pouch full of Aeonium spathulatum var. cruentum

Pouches o' Sedum 'Angelina' & Oscularia deltoides

Pouch of Sedum forsterianum ssp. elegans 'Silver Stone'

We’re headed up north to Fort Bragg, then Eureka for the long weekend. If you have any garden, or even non-garden recommendations of things to check out let us know.


  1. I totally love the fish planter. What an awesome find. I think succulents are the one of the few plants that do both modern chic and kitsch with ease.

  2. Great plants in the background of the kangaroo closeup. Some kind of echiveria and a graptoveria? In any case, I love that bloom on the leaves that some succulents get. Adds a strangely icy, pristine quality to them.

  3. Those are adorable containers!

  4. Very nice, Megan! You guys are so lucky to have such a nice collection that lends itself so nicely to your different planters – I always learn something new and get inspiration from you.

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  6. Dude. I heart these containers! I’m lovin’ that first fish one! Very Nice!

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  8. Safe travels guys! There is a large botanical garden in Ft. Bragg. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. And dogs are welcome there, free of charge!

  9. kangaroo pots rock!


  10. I missed this one! I love these idea’s and they look great! Can’t for spring to get creative!

  11. Came by to check out these containers per Dangergarden, cute!

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  16. What kind of a drill bit do you use to drill through the ceramic pots without breaking them? I have several that I’d love to drill holes through. Love your blog!

    • Hey Seedlings of Expression, I typically use a ceramic bit (basically something that is rated for tile and/or glass). They are a little pricey, but worth it. Some pots drill easier than others. I find inexpensive pottery drills fast, and the toughest is thick glass, coffee cups and tea cups both Asian and European. Matti

      Here’s a good pic of the bit…scroll down to tile.

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