I enjoy going to flea markets and junk stores always looking for something new to add to my vintage garden collection.
I recently went into a little antique/junk store that was going out of business and found these vintage troll dolls that were only $1 so I purchased several. Only a gardener would see this as a planter! I immediately thought how cute these would be with succulent “hair”. After taking them home I removed the hair, which leaves a depression to fill with the plant.
I took a couple of my smaller succulents plants from another container, and placed one in the top of the doll’s head being gentle with the roots. Since the doll didn’t have any drainage, I used cactus soil, which is light and will drain easily. I filled in around the succulent, tamped it down, and watered.
These little succulents have already starting putting out shoots to add some long strands of hair.
Water only when dry to prevent over watering. I placed mine on the deck which gets sun in the morning, but is shaded in the afternoon. These succulents will eventually outgrow these dolls. That’s okay, they can be replanted in bigger pots, and you can plant another small one. You could also use an air plant, eliminating the need for soil and watering.
Have fun using unusual containers for your plants. Just about anything can be used as a planter, and these little trolls add a little quirkiness to your collection.
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