My friend hooked me up with this can. She said "maybe you can plant something in it"
Yep, and I will plant up the cool yellow top to it tomorrow. I was so excited I couldn't wait until day light to snap some images. I figured it might be fun to show the steps taken to plant it up. Anyone can do this stuff. If you like this, it will be on the sites "Local Plants" page tomorrow. The series of photos is a photographic version of a long winded "how to" kind of deal.
Hope you dig it.
There was this random plastic bag in our "bag drawer" that fit inside nicely. I pressed down to the bottom, and trimmed it to the rim of the can. Drainage rocks and a little horticultural charcoal are placed in the bottom. I mixed up some succulent mix and some regular loose tropical potting soil. A slightly more arid, loose breathing soil mix is nice when putting tropicals into planters with no drainage. (drainage is always ideal) Even so, water with care, only when the soil feels bone dry from the top, to about 2-3" down. The top two inches are all tropical soil mix, to keep some moisture near the top, where the root balls of these baby plants happen to be hanging out. I filled in some space with preserved moss, I soaked it first, and squeezed out excess moisture. This set up will need watered about once every 5-9 days depending on placement. Misting the two plants and the preserved moss will peep things extra happy.