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I would call myself a habitual plant murderer, but because there’s no intent, let’s downgrade me to a habitual plant manslaughterer. The longest I’ve ever kept a plant alive was three months. It was a beautiful white orchid that reminded me of the ghost orchid (I was on a big Susan Orlean kick at the time), and it seemed hearty. Until I went on vacation. On my return, the faux-ghost was but a ghost of its former self, and I ended up giving it a proper burial at trashcan. The good news is, I think I’ve found a planter that may reform my deadly ways yet…

self watering plantersThese LECHUZA Delta planters are self-watering, thanks to each planter’s “sub-irrigation system and water reservoir.” After the initial root-growing phase of your plant, you only have to put water in once every three months. The plant will then supply itself with as much water as it needs. So whether you’re bad with plants, travel a lot, or are simply forgetful (or, all of the above, like moi), your flora will still flourish. What has two black thumbs and will be stocking up these cool containers before the long Labor Day weekend away? [points thumbs at chest] This girl!

11 Responses

  1. Bridgette says:

    OMG!!! I absolutely adore orchids but have managed to kill three of them. This planter gives me hope that I will actually be able to have (and keep them alive) orchids! I have never seen this type of planter before. Where do I find them.

  2. @skyfemme says:

    This is perfect for the dry Lake Tahoe climate!

  3. Sue says:

    Can you put African Violets in the Lechuza planter? What plants should not be put in this planter?
    Copilot

  4. lorraine says:

    can anyone tell me where to buy outdoor shade material for a pergola, also i am looking for a large (sky blue) vase to yse for a water fountain, can not seem to find either one.
    thanks

  5. lorraine says:

    can anyone tell me where to buy outdoor shade material for a pergola, also i am looking for a large (sky blue) vase to use for a water fountain, can not seem to find either one.

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  8. SandraG says:

    Regarding a large sky blue vase, I used a large blue ceramic planter. I found it at a local discount store called Ross Dress for Less. they advertise as having discounted designer cloths but they also have housewares. It's the best place to buy planters. :)

  9. nechacortens says:

    ;) )))

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