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A Very Texas Centerpiece

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When we went to the nursery for our tomatoes and citrus trees, they had a great display of succulents.  I decided to pick up a few and try to make some sort of centerpiece out of it for the deck.  C1 had fun searching through the “spiky” plants and deciding which ones we should buy.  Once we got home, I remembered the deer (maybe? that’s what I’m told) skull that C1 found with his grandpa while they were out exploring some time back.  When he brought it home, I wouldn’t let it in the house, so it’s been hanging out on our back door landing.  Since I was working on a centerpiece for the deck table, I decided it would be great to incorporate it into something useful.

So, that left me with the need to find a container for the centerpiece.  I had checked the nursery, the home improvement store, and a garden center, and I couldn’t find a large shallow dish like I had envisioned.  I decided to check the kitchen area of a nearby store and came across a steel strainer.  I lined it with a coco liner, which I trimmed to fit, to try to keep the dirt from coming out of the strainer holes, and then put it all together.  I’d still like to add some rocks, but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!

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