What to put in vase?
Serene Ng
June 27, 2014 in Design Dilemma
This is pretty tall, 17" and 8" diameter. I used it as a floor planter and put a jade plant in it but it looked like a ice cream cone. Cut flowers don't last and don't like fake flowers/ stems. Not sure about those sticks that are trendy now too. Any ideas? House plant? Succulents? Which ones? Photo?
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June 28, 2014 at 1:22am   
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Curt D'Onofrio
Ask your local nursery what indoor plants are good at your locale. I would like a plant that drapes down the sides so as to hide/eliminate the cone. We have such a plant, but we don't know what it is..some type of vine that stays green all year, alas, it never flowers though....not sure if it was ever meant to flower
June 28, 2014 at 1:27am   
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Here is one idea for the vase.

June 28, 2014 at 5:16am     
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You can use a traditional method of pot-in-pot. Buy a houseplant in a plastic pot that is just a bit smaller than the vase, or find a lightweight plastic pot that fits inside, then transplant a houseplant into it. The plastic inner pot will sit well above the bottom of the decorative vase. Use pebbles to raise it if necessary. Change the plant out every few weeks if kept in a dark spot or every few months if reasonably bright. Orchids are currently inexpensive; there are many colors that would be stunning in your bright vase.

Another idea I saw in a model house was to have a large, lush container of houseplants planted by a designer, then use cut flowers in tiny holders hidden in with the foliage. Change cut flowers when they start to fade.
June 28, 2014 at 5:47am   
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