Quick Tip – Potted Plants Dressed Up

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My African Violets (Saintpaulia) are beginning to flower. After spending the summer vacationing on the screened-in porch, they are rewarding me for the outdoor sojourn with many buds and blooms.

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When blossoms cover the crown of the plant, I bring them into the living room to show off a bit. Since I grow the violets in ordinary plastic pots, I like to dress them up for their time in the spotlight by placing the plain pot in a fancy container.

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One of the problems I often run into is the outer container is a bit too deep for the plastic pot. I don’t want to run the risk of breaking the brittle leaf stems against the upper edge of the pot so I try to find a way to raise the bottom of the pot an inch or two.

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I’ve found the quickest, least expensive and easiest solution is to grab the roll of aluminum foil and crumble up an insert to fit in the bottom of the pot.

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Voila’! The inner pot is now at the perfect level.

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