How to make pot creatures.

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  1. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Terracotta creatures are all over the landscape these days.
    Assemble your own pot people or pot pets from cracked terracotta containers you have around.
    String the pots together with a wire through the drainage holes to form torso, arms, and legs, and use a larger pot for the head.


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    Because this is a garden feature, you'll want to use plants to finish off your creation.
    The pot person shown here holds a bouquet of basil and has hair made of creeping baby's-breath.
    The fur on the pot pooch is blue fescue and moss.
    Such terracotta treasures are available at garden centres if creating your own seems too intimidating.


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  2. glendann

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    No pictures Elieen.
     
  3. Primsong

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    Pictures? I want to see the pooch!
     
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    Me too primsong
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Sorry folks it was almost 11 months ago that I posted this topic and I've deleted the piccies From my Photobucket account I'm afraid. :(
     
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    Do you still have them someplace, maybe? *hope hope*
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Really sorry everybody but they've been well and truely deleted. :(
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Oh sorry we joined way to late .:(
     
  10. Primsong

    Primsong Young Pine

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    I found them! I want to make the pooch. I can't tell what they did for the pooch's ears - any guesses?

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    Frank Happy Gardening Staff Member Administrator

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    I edited the original post to add the images Prim found back into to their original context. Prim you're a star :D I'd forgotten how cool those pot creatures were.
     
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    Oh Thank You Frank you do amaze me .I want to do one .The dogs ears look like the top of a broken Terracotta pot with the rim and part down and back up.
    We didn't miss it after all .Frank came through Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh for Frank.
     
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    Frank Happy Gardening Staff Member Administrator

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    No it wasn't me that came through. It was Prim, she found the images. It should be HOORAY for Prim :smt041 (I didn't mean to steal any credit Prim, I promise :shock:)
     
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    I'm just happy we found them - google is a marvelous thing. They were part of an older Better Homes and Garden article. :)
     
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    Good way to use the broken pots. Just keep slipping out of my hands lol. I had a very large one brake and crack so I layed it on its side and then put moss and a big frog coming out of it. That was years ago. Thanks for the ideas.