Last summer Los Angeles-area landscape and ceramics designer Dustin Gimbel stopped by for a garden visit en route to points north. He came bearing a gift, this sweet little pot made from marbled clay.
It seemed destined to become a succulent container, what with those generous drainage legs...but it never did. In fact summer zoomed by without my even planting it up.
Last autumn, when I started collecting pieces of moss, I decided I loved the plush green with the faux bois look and so I filled it up with some soil and topped it with moss. It sat on the patio wall until things got chilly and then it came inside.
Last week Dustin asked, via Instagram, who was living in my pot. When I answered moss he said "let’s see!" that's when I decided it was time to add the turkey tail mushrooms I'd been thinking about, but hadn't gotten around to...I love the result!
And yes, I'm aware that sadly the turkey tails are probably going to die. I tried to cut a little of the rotting wood they were growing on with them, but only got a little bit.
I'll enjoy them while I can.
In a strange coincidence of timing, right after I took these photos I saw a post on Dustin's Instagram feed that his shop was now live. So if you're lusting after this pot you can get one of your very own, here.
His design looks a little different now, the body longer, the legs shorter, but the overall style is the same. It's good! Oh, and if you're thinking his name sounds familiar it's because he also designed the sleek Point Pot.
Love those turkey tails...
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