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Forum topic by DT2 posted 02-20-2019 01:39 AM 521 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2019 01:39 AM

Does anyone put dirt + plants in their segmented vases? Should I use pvc piping or something similar to act as a barrier between the segmented vase and the dirt?

Any other ideas or tips for those who have done similar? I have a few segmented vases and plans to make segmented planters, but wanted to address how to actually store plants in there.

Thanks


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#1 posted 02-20-2019 11:02 AM

You can make your own or buy a plastic liner to fit your bowl.

http://michaelsfloralsupply.com/liners.html

-- Bill

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#2 posted 02-20-2019 02:41 PM

DT – I have an aunt in Alabama that is a Thrift Store-a-Holic.
she loves vintage stemware and glass stuff that she can repurpose
into the common homestead useful items.
one of her “projects” was to take a vintage dish and I turned a base for it
to make a bar soap holder. This may give you an idea to go shopping at
the Thrift Stores, FLea Markets, etc to look for the vintage glass vases, dishes
and bowls that would be tall and slender that you can break the “foot” off of it and
turn your wooden segmented base to fit the glass insert. that way you can marry the
vintage glasswork into the present day wood art and be much more pleasing
to the eye than a piece of PVC pipe. [just food for thought]

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#3 posted 02-20-2019 11:53 PM

Thanks both, I already have some existing vases that pvc fits pretty well in to. I will look around for some glass/plastic liners for the next one and turn around that.

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#4 posted 02-21-2019 01:29 PM

Nothing wrong with using PNC, my experience with plastic bowl liners come in such variety, light weight, and can be modified easily. Have used peanut jars, glass tubes, cut up milk jugs (gallon & quart sizes) and purchased some clear plastic ones for bowls and vases.

All about your design of bowls and vases of course haven’t seen what you ae working with. Have done more with dry than flowers needing water. With so many options available just let you mind wander.

Really like Jonh’s idea of checking out thrift stores & flea markets for fancy glass ware to incorporate in the design.

-- Bill

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