Last week I traveled to Sacramento to visit my stepmother and I brought back a few of my dad’s favorite succulent, Hen and Chick, to plant in my own yard. Of course I waited till the last minute to “pick” the plants to take home.
This was probably a good thing since it was so hot. I was not exactly sure how to transport them but my sweet stepmother insisted they would do fine in a plastic bag. She simply pulled up a chunk complete with blooms and plopped them into the bag for the four hour trip home.
And they survived the trip blossoms and all.
This is the pot I chose for the succulent but I didn’t have enough soil to fill it.
This is where these plastic bottles came into the picture.
Of course Zoey was there to supervise the entire project.
I simply put a layer of soil in the pot and filled it about half way full with the bottles and then filled the rest of the pot with soil.
It was so light I could move it myself with our little blue hand truck.
I placed the plants on top and covered the roots with more soil and added water.
These must be hardy little buggers because after all that they still looked great.
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