Thursday, November 18, 2010

Accent Plants in Oyster Shells

Oyster and snail shells collecting becomes like rock collecting, there’s always one more coming into your collection once you start. There are lots of shells around, and I gathered many of them with pleasure in my walking on the beach. I like the jagged outline of the oyster shells and the spirals of snail shells, is fascinating to compare them... I never found two identical.

Accent plants in oyster shells

I'm using them in miniature gardens and small green eco-arrangements to bring into the viewer's soul a bit of serenity and the mirage of the ocean.

For special occasions (as Thanksgiving Day) I bought some giant shells, more specials, and I made nice centerpieces to decorate Thanksgiving's table.

Seashell with snail shell and accent plants on round rock
Last weekend I made some new arrangements to decorate our friend's office for a product presentation.

Seashells with accent plants on Grey rock
Seashell with accent plants on miniature mountain

 The tables were arranged in a circle and the space was quite limited, so we realized small eco-compositions with shells and rocks to transform the room into a  productive and inspiring space.

Seashell with accent plants

Oyster shell with accent plants on calcite rock

Oyster shell with accent plants on a piece of bark

In the Art of Kusamono usually a plant composition includes potted plants and flowers in unique ceramic pots or trays...
I did these arrangements with unique shells (natural trays) and accent plants combined with moss, grass, small rocks, kind of dreamy "micro-gardens" with succulent plants as Sedum Rubrotinctum, Sedum Angelina and Hens and Chicks: Sempervivum Tectorum / Sempervivum Macedonicum.

Oyster shell with succulent plants on calcite rock
Oyster shell with succulent plants on rock table display

To enhance their natural look, we used as display stands few of our rocks and pieces of wood / bark.

Oyster shell with succulent plants on crystalline calcite rock

Oyster shell with succulent plants on a piece of wood

 Hope you like them too.


A Whole Lotta Magic said...

Just lovely!

Come visit me at Beach Bungalow!


Xenia said...

I've never thought about shells as pots before - how unique and pretty!

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Interesting idea. They would make nice centerpieces. They are also so it would not take away from the table. Great idea.

chenlina said...

coach outlet
louis vuitton outlet
coach outlet
polo ralph lauren
louis vuitton outlet online
christian louboutin shoes
jordan 4 toro
ray ban sunglasses
louis vuitton handbags
kate spade handbags
michael kors outlet store
ray ban sunglasses
michael kors outlet
tiffany outlet
jordan 3 white cenment
true religion
cheap oakley sunglasses
adidas yeezy
designer handbags
michael kors outlet
kate spade
true religion sale
kobe bryant shoes
louis vuitton
nike huarache
louis vuitton outlet
nike trainers uk
nike basketball shoes
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors outlet
cheap nfl jerseys
louis vuitton bags
ralph lauren
coach factory outlet
louis vuitton handbags
oakley vault
michael kors outlet online sale
coach outlet
nike roshe run women

adidas nmd said...

coach outlet
jordan 8
los angeles lakers jerseys
nike tn
coach factory outlet
canada goose outlet
rolex replica
skechers shoes
reebok shoes
hugo boss sale

Unknown said...

ray ban sunglasses outlet
fitflops sale clearance
spurs jerseys
polo ralph lauren outlet
michael kors
rolex replica
reebok shoes
ed hardy outlet
mulberry handbags
uggs outlet

chenlili said...

stephen curry shoes
ray ban sunglasses
polo ralph
michael kors outlet
barcelona jersey
michael kors handbags
oakley sunglasses
off-white clothing
nfl jerseys
michael kors outlet

chenmeinv0 said...

five finger shoes
tory burch
air jordan
burberry outlet
asics gel
converse all stars
ralph lauren outlet
germany world cup jersey
replica watches
kate spade uk

chenlina said...

woolrich jackets
ralph lauren
omega watches
soccer jerseys
chrome hearts jewelry
jordan clothing
tory burch shoes
jordan 2
chloe sunglasses
lebron 13

Unknown said...

kobe shoes
nike shox for women
adidas stan smith uk
new england patriots jersey
nike air force
cheap nfl jerseys china
true religion outlet
yeezy 700

harish sharma said...

love shayari

love shayari in hindi

love shayari in english


Thank you for your support who has read our article. I'm very happy if you can share our article below

Obat Untuk Menghilangkan Biang Keringat pada bayi
Obat Untuk Infeksi Usus
Obat Kurap yang Ampuh
Agen Resmi QnC Jelly Gamat di Kudus
Obat Bronkitis paling Ampuh
Obat Radang Lambung
Pengobatan Flek Paru-paru
Pengobatan konjungtivitis paling ampuh

luckys said...

change number gbwhatsapp

noor said...

شركة تنظيف في الكويت شركة تنظيف بالكويت
فني صحي فني صحي في الكويت
سباك الكويت سباك بالكويت

شركة تنظيف كنب الكويت تنظيف كنبات الكويت
ادوات صحيه الكويت ادوات صحيه الكويت
شركة غسيل سجاد الكويت غسيل سجاد الكويت
فني كهربائي منازل الكويت كهربائي منازل في الكويت

شركة تنظيف في الكويت شركة الكويت سيرفيس للتنظيف

fmwa for android said...

love your idea of blogging. thanks for sharing.

Nino Nurmadi , S.Kom said...

Al Qur'an Keutamaan Doa Abu Darda RA Syekh Abdul Qodir Jailani Rahmat Allah SWT Malaikat Mazhab Hanafi Shalat Tahajud Shalawat Nabi Muhammad Shallallahu 'Alaihi Wa SallamCara Wudhu Nabi Muhammad Saw

jasonbob said...

yeezy boost
yeezy 380
lebron 18
moncler outlet
chrome hearts store
jordan retro
off white jordan 1
stone island clothing
curry 7 shoes

yanmaneee said...

golden goose outlet
supreme clothing
jordan shoes
hermes belt
golden goose sneakers
yeezy 350
supreme new york
hermes handbags

yanmaneee said...

jordan shoes
supreme new york
yeezy boost 350
bape outlet
golden goose outlet
curry shoes
moncler outlet

opbestcom7 said...

Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular post! It is the little changes which will make the largest changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

Click here to chceck my blog :: 부산오피


Relax (67) Vancouver (67) Scented Pelargonium (66) Flowers (47) Bonsai (44) Nature (41) Events (40) Decoration (34) Garden (34) Tree (26) Saikei (24) Herbs (22) Quotes (22) Indoor Plants (20) Wildlife (18) Poem (17) Seed (16) Recipes (15) Memories (14) Propagation (14) VanDusen (14) Accent Plants (13) Stanley Park (13) 3D Object Movie (10) Ficus (9) Abstract Art (8) Herbal Tea (8) Fireworks (6) Geranium (6) Bay Laurel (5) Indian Totem Poles (5) Pelargonium (5) Romania (5) UBC (5) Bulbs (3) Giveaway (3) Spruce (3) Ginkgo (2) Moringa (2) Pine (2) Erodium (1) Frankia (1) Juniper (1) Thuja (1) Truffle (1)
Scented Pelargoniums Seeds available for sale on our Store. Free Shipping !!!

Search our Blog