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Clay Pots in a Basket

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Sometimes, you have a pretty and rustic vignette right in front of your nose, and can't see it.

Clay Pots in a Basket

I've been collecting old terracotta clay pots for a few years now, mostly because I love planting them with succulents. 

Even a really big succulent plant that hasn't been watered recently has a hard time toppling over in one of these, because they're heavy enough to counterbalance the top growth.

My collection also includes any kind of wire basket; this is one that must be off a bicycle, and I suddenly had a brainstorm; combine these two thrift store finds into one vignette? 

It's brilliant!

Three of my favorite things, combined into one vignette!

The plants are Sempervivum and Sedum, which are tough as nails and love to be planted into odd containers; these clay pots are perfect because of their weight, and the fact that the clay is porous. 

Succulents of all kinds like air exchange for their roots.

Sempervivum and Sedum are happy in terracotta clay pots

Combining two of my favorite thrifty things, then planting them with some fabulous plants is a great way to add some charm and rusticity to your garden; what will you get inspired to try?

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