Orrery (rejected design)

After patiently feeding them through the opening, I was so happy when I saw the lovely proportions of these Pitcher plants in this vase. Imagine, then, my dismay to discover the second vase in this pair needed for The Orrery, had been broken in my absence. I will mourn it's loss, as they have been particular favourite vases of mine, which I have not allowed other people to use!

  • dr.lowem 6y

    Are ya outta your mind? I'll gladly take a rejected piece! C/mon send it over to Singapore to me :)
  • {moonlight} 6y

    rejected? No way! this is AMAZING!!!
  • brigid_r 6y

    Hi what is the cultivar of your pitcher Sarracenia? It is just beautiful!
  • Ken Marten 6y

    I'm afraid I don't know what the particular cultivar was in this case. I saw them at the market and I agree they are quite beautiful. They are still thriving inside the bottle vase, I've not had to water them once. Usually when we use these plants in our contracts, they barely make it through a week due to lack of light & humidity.
  • Jacqueline 6y

    This is amazing!!!!!

    i love it!
  • Masivie 5y

  • Lling Tan 5y

    Awesome is the word. The top is open and you don't have to water it? How does it work?
  • theresa832 4y


    not quite the same and not clear :/ but similar
  • Ken Marten 3y

    Thank you Bob Cat, I have e-mailed the website concerned!
  • Treesiepopsicles 3y

    Hey Ken,
    This is absolutely amazing! I notice you mentioned in the description that you fed the plants - I wondered what you fed them with?
  • Ken Marten 3y

    Ah, what I meant was that it took me some time to carefully place the plants through the small opening in the vase/jar, but I used the word feed. I didn't actually attempt to feed the actual plants, although if I had spotted a dead fly, I might have been tempted!
  • AdamWyczesany 3y

    where did you find that vase?!? ive been looking everywhere for something similar but all my searching is leaving me empty-handed.
  • ferina1960!! 2y

    I would love to order this terrarium from you. Please let me know if this is possible.
    It is far and away the best one I have seen so far.
  • stephen boisvert 2y

    The important thing is to only water with distilled water. tap water is too mineral rich and will kill them.
  • Michelle Kauffman 1y

    That vase belongs on the window sill of a quiet, cool, peaceful reading room. It's just gorgeous and would add nicely to the serenity of the room.
  • Michelle Kauffman 1y

    That beautiful arrangement speaks of serenity and peace. I honestly think it belongs in my reading room, on the windowsill. Thank you for sharing it.
  • Chen Meng-Hsian 1y

    realllllly luv it
  • Debbie Sandeno 1y

    I don't care if its been rejected - when I saw this pic with those beautiful plant , the way it is planted and the vase it is in, just blew my mind- how lovely!
  • Jude 4mo

    This is an older post and not sure I'd you'll see or respond to my comment but I hope you will, please.

    I can't imagine it was easy to place them in the vase without breaking any but once in,I know it would easy to maintain. But what do you do when they outgrow the vase? Do they grow slowly or what? And how often would they need to be thinned or transplanted into another container?

    I have a green thumb and very knowledgeable about most plants but never thought of using pitcher plants like this. It's really quite lovely!
  • Marianne Rao 3mo

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