Have you ever wondered how someone gets a plant to grow out of a kettle spout? Probably not, but I have. I suppose there are various ways to do it, such as shoving dirt down the spout along with the roots. Or maybe planting seeds down in it. But how do they water it? Some spouts’ openings are horizontal, but others’ are vertical like mine. Well, I came up with my own idea and I’m going to share it with you.
I was lucky to have a neighbor who wanted to get rid of a collection of copper pieces. She had had them it for years, was tired of the set, and wanted a new look. Since I’m always on the lookout for cute planters, I was more than thrilled to take this gorgeous kettle off her hands. All I had to do was drill some drainage holes.
I just knew that if I could get a plant growing out the kettle spout, it would be unique. I gave it some thought for a few days, and then it hit me. Since I already had some English ivy growing roots in water, I slipped the roots down into the kettle through the spout. English ivy stems are a bit stiff and I didn’t want to break them. So I was very careful.
Once they got close to the inside, but trapped in the bend, I took a pair of tweezers and gently pulled them through.
Then I filled it with soil. Yep, that’s all there is to it. If you try this, make certain that when you water, to use plenty to get to the roots at the bottom. Eventually the roots will spread throughout the soil and be established.
I put this together about 6 weeks ago, and the ivy is growing and thriving. I hope this was inspiring.