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Living Picture

Posted by marleneann Buderim, Australia. (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 29, 12 at 1:33

How I made my Living Picture.

I started this project about a year ago. I had an old picture frame that my husband Fred made a two to three inch deep box and attached it to the frame.

This was then filled with sphagnum moss and coir-peat. A plastic grid was then placed over the filling to hold it in place. Cacti and succulents were inserted in spaces in the plastic net to form a picture then watered very well.

I then let the picture lay on the flat part of the box for three months until the plants rooted and attached themselves to the fill mix. I now place the framed box on the easel to display it. I spray it with water when necessary.


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oh that is so cool how big is the frame?


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The frame is about 24inch x 30inch


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I've never seen this idea before!! It is beautiful! What an inspirational project! TYFS Jlily


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WOW! Great idea.
Tami


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I just saw one a couple weeks ago on a local garden walk & thought it was so lovely! Love your succulents! TFS! Jeanne S.


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Beautiful living garden art!!Love it! Jan


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WOW beautiful. Easy care too. tfs


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WOW I love it. I knew I was collecting picture frames for things other than pictures. I even have the succulents, including the star fish cactus I got on ebay years ago. Can't wait to make one or more of these.

Thanks for the great idea.

Suzq


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This is so cool looking! Love the way you put an "arrangement" of succulents at the bottom to give the whole picture some visual weight.

Very nice!


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Really fantastic! Do you hang it or just "rest" it somewhere?


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Marleneann, Your living picture is awesome. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing it.


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