Asked on Jul 20, 2015

Need some direction on how to grow this...

DeeTateTwoCarol
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Doing some research for my grandma. She saw this one day while we were scrolling through pinterest and I've had the hardest time trying to find details on how to grow/create this...any suggestions. Her specific questions was on how they did her head...
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  • Marda Swanepoel
    Marda Swanepoel
    on Jul 21, 2015

    I would love to know too.

  • Jane
    Jane
    on Jul 21, 2015

    I think it is a dolls face

  • Sharon hightower
    Sharon hightower
    on Jul 21, 2015

    I saw these at the San Diego Botanical Gardens They had all sorts of living sculptures. I feel they made the sculptures out of chicken wire.. and then grew succulents on them

  • Debbie
    Debbie
    on Jul 21, 2015

    I have seen head planters for sale... kinda pricey. I saw a method to make one using a styrofoam wig head and hypertufa or concrete. I love planted "heads."

  • Tamara Wood
    Tamara Wood
    on Jul 21, 2015

    Chicken wire form, Styrofoam wig head, then moss for tucking succulents in.

  • Linda Fox
    Linda Fox
    on Jul 21, 2015

    What did they use for the main form to hold the wire.? Where would I find how to do this.?

  • Dottie Unruh
    Dottie Unruh
    on Jul 21, 2015

    If I were doing this I would try to find a mannequin at a place which sells used store fixtures. Then I'd spray paint it with terra cotta colored paint, cover it with chicken wire and a mixture of wet soil and moss, then plant.

  • Carol
    Carol
    on Jul 21, 2015

    A good garden shop would likely have one of the chicken wire forms, or be able to get one for you. They are a bit expensive, however they last for years.

  • TateTwo
    TateTwo
    on Jul 21, 2015

    This is from the San Diego Botanical Gardens - their succulent display. They have another award-winning display as well. I figure you could start with chicken wire. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jun/10/botanic-garden-leader-wins-fair-horticulture-prize/

    • Duv310660
      Duv310660
      on Jul 22, 2015

      @TateTwo yes, chicken wire, foam and old fashioned hair pins. My mo would make living sculptures this way!

  • Dee
    Dee
    on Jul 21, 2015

    look to you tube under "wire sculpture forms / armatures."

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