Tuesday, August 27, 2013

My First Giveaway! A Lolita Pot!

So as you have seen in other posts I just love a cool face on a pot.  So I found a couple of really neat ones at Lowe's a while back and potted them up.  But I liked them so much I kept them!  LOL  But I decided that if I found another I would do a giveaway!  And just when I thought I would never find one I did!  So guess what?  Whoo hoo, here we go!

Here are the rules:
  • 1.  I will only mail the package to someone in the continental United States.  I am sorry!
  • 2.  You are only eligible if you comment on this blog post.  Facebook does not count.
  • 3.  You need to comment as to what plant would look best in this pot.
  • 4.  The contest ends on Midnight September 13th 2013.
  • 5.  I will have my husband draw entries from a bowl when the contest ends.
  • 6.  Please leave contact information or name.
Here is the pot up for grabs!  The little zip lock bags will stay on the earrings until you receive it!

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Isn't she cool!

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I added Crassula muscosa to this pot.  I thought it made the perfect hair.  I added purple glass as top dressing!

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Here is one of my face pots made by amazing pottery artist Connie Esquiel.  She is a local artist.

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I bet a few of you have this pot.  I found a bunch of them at Rite Aide.  Don't you love the dyckia hairdo?

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Don't you love Goldie!  She's another Connie pot!

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I fell in love with this pot of Connie's first!  I actually went up to her house to get one!

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Here is another Lolita pot planted with Senecio Scaposus 'Silver coral'.

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And last another Connie pot planted with Crassula brevifolia.

So let the games begin!!!!  Make sure you check out the rules above!

And remember:

It's Another Beautiful Day!















70 comments:

Susana Sun said...

I would plant a senecio rowleyanus on that pot, so it would like long curly deep green hair. It would look lovely especially with the bandana and the earrings.

Janet Moos said...

I would plant Echeverias, ones of all colors! Blues, greens and purples to match her hat and when they bloom, the flowers will match her lips! <3
Janet =)

Lisa Collins said...

I would plant Crassula "Baby's Necklace". I have never used this before, but really love how it looks.

Anonymous said...

I would use a couple strands of pearls, well maybe more than a couple!! Love that pot, I think it would also look good with checkered.

georgie said...

I would use a couple strands of pearls, well maybe more than a couple!! Love that pot, I think it would also look good with echevieras.

ProudNavyMom said...

It's hard to decide on what is the "best" plant, there are so many for this very cool pot! For me, I think I would like Crassula socialis...it has a nice color that would look great plus it has a funkiness to it that would match the vibe of the pot!

Rosemary Amos said...

I think I'd plant Donkey Tail Sedum "Burrito" in this gorgeous pot!

Anonymous said...

I wish they had those at our Rite Aid I'd would have bought some myself. I think I would pot mine with sedum Autumn Joy. All of your pots are done so nicely.

Mel said...

Hi Candy, I'd plant a big round Cactus on her head! :-)

KAC said...

I love your face pots! Now I am going to have to start a hunt for them. I would plant medusa (Euphorbia flanaganii) in this pot, with a Euphorbia trigona f. rubra in the middle for height and color. I tend to stick to euphorbia becasue of the critters that I share a yard with.....

Judy Tillson said...

I'd love to win this face pot, I remember when you posted it before. Also, need to get down to my Rite Aid more often, I've never seen anything like this there.

Thanks for offering these give-aways!

Anonymous said...

I love the Crassula you have in it. I have some of that. I think it would look good with any plant, how about French marigolds?

Joanna Protz said...

I love the pot. How about planting it with Jade plant.

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

If you are posting anonymously please put contact information!

Amalie Mathey said...

Good Morning Candice,I love your face pots, wish I had one. Also no Rite Aid here in South Central Oklahoma. I think a mix of Ripple Jade Crassula arborescens,Echeveria 'Black Prince' and Kalanchoe tomentosa (Chocolate Soldier)
would look good planted on her

Hope I win :)
Amalie Mathey

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous! I would plant purple asters or maybe some mums for the fall. Thanks for the chance!!

Erin T.

izzyabbysmom2006@yahoo.com

Peonies & Magnolias said...

They are all gorgeous and such fun to have in the garden. I would plant my black hen/chicks to drap over the sides. Thanks so much for the chance to have one.

Sandy H.
shilliard0914@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Since the first time I saw Lolita I wanted her to plant my
Hatiora salicornioides, or "Drunkards Dream"
or "Dancing Bones" cactus,
She would be absolutely perfect! Here is a link to
what the cactus looks like
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/273234/#b

margaretnavarro@hotmail.com

karen said...

i would plant the muscosa...love the look and i do have 3 of those pots from rite aid. i have loved succulents forever...long before they became popular and love your page.

Sheila said...

I would plant Medusa.
sheila.stewart@excite.com

Rikki Nolf said...

Oh how I love face pots too! I don't have one yet, but maybe this one will be mine. : ). I think burro tails would look great on her. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Kerry Donley Stacy

Anonymous said...

I think I would add the Euphorbia rigida (gopher plant) to give her a "rastafarian" vibe! Love this pot.

stefpark said...

I would plant string of pearls cascading and mexican feather grass on crown! Lovellady!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I would plant a variety of Echeverias to simulate curls being held back by the head wrap/bandana

stefpark said...

Strings of pearls and mexican feather grass! stefpark1@yahoo.com

Bonnie said...

OMG, I used to have a pot like the one you are giving away. I called her "Lady Head". I had a small ornamental grass in her and it looked awesome. She was a bit top heavy and got knocked over in the wind and broke. I miss her. Hope I win! Thanks for the chance.

Chaosinmotion said...

I've seen this pot at the local store many times and just can't bring myself to pay full retail price for it. I would put my Medusa succulent in it. I think it would like like wonderful crazy hair! Stacey

Claude said...

There are so many plants that would look great in that pot. But I think i would go with Rhopsalis pilocarpa, it's thin stems are upright typ pendant and would give her a Phyllis Diller fright stiff look.

Davis Sue said...

I have a senecio radicans "fish hooks" in a boring green plastic hanging basket at the high school that would be perfect. The older growth is flushed purple, which would pick up the purple on the edge of the pot. The kids would get a good laugh out of seeing the plant used as "hair"! suelfitz@yahoo.com

Cindy Davison said...

I'd like to see it planted with an Easter Cactus that would have the same color blooms as her lips~

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see Sedum morganianum planted for her hair. Would love to see that! dracodad67@aol.com

Patty said...
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Patty said...

I would put Tulbaghia violacea (Society Garlic) The nice medium length grass-like leaves and bright lavender flowers held up above the foliage. We eat them so it could go right on the picnic table. A Very fun edition to dinner outside.

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Marinelle Fry said...

I'd say plant a shockingly huge echeveria that's deep pink and Blue like echeveria neon breakers to blend with her turban (?). It may also look like a basket of fruits on her head if you add multiple colored succulents that would look like Lemons, berries or oranges such as crassulas, graptoveria golden glow or a cluster of Sulcorebutia rauschii then finish off with crassula pyramidalis or barklyi to look like dangling grapes or simply a senecio radicans/fish hooks for hair.

Diann said...

I love the pots and the combinations. I'd pick donkey's tail for dreads!

jeanj said...

Love all the pots and really enjoying potting up succulents..I think I'd put in string of pearls!

Ginger and Gems said...

I would plant a Rhipsalis in it. What a fun giveaway!

Susan O'Bryant said...

I absolutely ADORE these cute pots! How unique and fun. Thank you for the great giveaway!

susanobryant at gmail dot com

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

If you are posting anonymously please put contact information! You all have such great ideas!

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...
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Judy said...

I'd love to see Senecio Scaposus 'Silver coral' as her hair.

Ginger Ninja said...

Curly Wurly Corkscrew Rush (Juncus effusus) Would look wild and wooley and perfectly fu ky!

Ginger Ninja said...

^^^funky

Chris Alejandro said...

I was going to go with a feather grass, but I love the way the Crassula muscosa looked in your picture. lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

Lancashire rose said...

I have just the plant waiting patiently for a pot like this-Huernia schneideriana. Jennyrockroseatgmail.com

Cheri Maudlin said...

I would plant Donkey tail with a small bit of Sticks of fire to pull it all together.

Anonymous said...

Amy Byrd Graves (succulent fanatics)
I would use stapelia mixed with aloes and a haworthia placed to look like a hairpin.

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm May

Great pot. I would put aloe vera.

minuscule.dot@gmail.com

Gwen Ochoa said...

Hi Love your face pots!! I think I would plant aloe vera in one. It would look like hair sticking straight up! Or some sedum would look pretty and curly!!! Love your blog!! I've just started getting into succulents and have a collection of hens and biddies but not sure how to make them perk up and grow~~~

Julie said...

These are just amazing, Candy!!! All of the HAIR is so funny, sweet and artsy!!!

Debbie Sullivan said...

You have awesome awesome stuff...I'm a newbie to succulents and such...but really liking the Echeverias so I guess that's what I would pot!

Kathy Montes said...

Her hair would be Rhipsalis mesembryanthemoides. She would be "the head" of our outdoor Conversation Area!!!

Jacque Dunn said...

I just bought a verigated aloe that I think would look lovely in one of those pots! Hope to win!

Admiral said...

I think she would look lovely with a hat of MAMMILLARIA PLUMOSA.

Merrilee said...

What a great collection of face pots!

So many interesting plants would work. Crassula 'Watch Chain' is my first choice and I love how it looks since you planted it with that! But some trailing sedum and another tall hair plant would look great, too. Choices, choices, choices!

Janette Warner said...

Ok, I'm not anonymous, see above lol

ANGELA ANDERSON said...

DEFINITLY DONKEY TAIL. LOVE THIS LITTLE CUTIE!

Anonymous said...

Just as cute as can be! I would plant a pony-tail palm in the center and maybe strings of pearls around that.

Bridgitt Boggan said...

I love the pot and plant combo that you've arranged. I cant wait to try it. I never knew that face pots were something that you can find in a Rite Aid.

Kitoi said...

Might as well throw my name into the hat

Sheila Zanella said...

I know I know I can't have one of those pots...I'm crazy for them!!!

Kisses from IRELAND!!

Judy said...

How about Kalanchoe thyrsiflora .. no matter what is planted, it's a cool "pot".

Anonymous said...

I love the quirkiness of the pots! I've started a lot of cuttings, so not sure what I'd put in it yet. Would have to play around a bit, I think.

Edith I.
Apeanut@gmail.com

Ive Anderson said...

Love the face. I will plant some aloe vera for the spikes, then a blue & pink hortensias or azaleas & for the caribbean touch our national flower a red "maga". We are a territory of the USA. Had a US Postal Office. My address is P.O. Box 196, Juncos, PR 00777

Ive Anderson said...

Hi, I'm Ive Anderson from Puerto Rico. We are a territory of the USA. We had a US Postal Office, so it's no internatuonal. I would love to put in the head a very lovely spikes of aloe vera, a little pink & blue hortensias & for the caribbean touch our national flower the red "maga"

Jane Dickey said...

She has a Caribbean flair. I would plant a rat tail cactus so it would look like dreds. When it blooms it would be awesome.

Rhonda Kutche said...

So whatever happened???

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

Hi Rhonda! I told in the post after this one that Erin Thompson had won! Thank you all so much for entering and I hope to do something like this again!

Cindy Dy said...

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