Christmas Haul: Groot Planter - January 2022

This isn't part of *my* Christmas Haul (like the padded espalier training wire from last week), but I still wanted to post a photo of this gift that was received in our house by the Bird.  One of the things that we've done over the past year-plus is to watch ALL of the Marvel MCU movies as a family.  As part of that experience, some of the characters in the MCU have become family favorites. One of those is Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy.  The Bird (now) has some Groot shirts and even a little magnet shoulder-sitting Groot that she'll wear around.   But, when I think about all of the kids, the one that has the MOST interest in nature and plants and gardening (with me) is the Bird.  So, I'm thinking that is part of the draw to Groot:  he's organic and is plant-based.   

For Christmas, we came across this set of Groot planters on Etsy and knew that she'd love them.  There are four in the total set, but you can buy just one. Note: there are A LOT of 3D-printed Groot planters on Etsy.  The reason why we bought this one was a combination of how it looked, the price AND the fact that it has a drainage hole built-in.  It is about 4.5" tall and 5.5" wide elbow-to-elbow.  Here it is below.

We'll get to planting it in the coming weeks and likely put one of her succulents in it before placing it on her window ledge with the rest of her plants. 


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