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    Rock n Pings

    Never had much luck with pings in soil. So I tried a different approach and it has paid off. Everyone show off your rocks! These guys stay on the front porch year round except when it gets below freezing.
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    Very neat. I just saw a similar rock on sale with a sickly looking plant on it at a local nursery. I thought about buying it, scraping all the old plant matter off and covering it with pings but I didn't have anyplace to put it. But yours looks great! It looks very natural and the pings have good color.

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    I dnt remember if u answered in a previous thread about how u got the pings to grow on/in the rock, so sorry if u already answered the question.. But im totally intrigued and find this something i may be able to do as a project with a few of my friends children who are really getting into unusual looking plants. Do u drill holes and stuff them with soil? Or do u do something else? Id really love to know thanks

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    It's beautiful btw!

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    This rock is volcanic and like pumice. The first one I bought is the one flowering and I used an old drill bit. Made a hole about 2 inches deep and 1 inch wide and filled it with your usual ping soil. The rest of them I used a screw-driver and just burrowed a few holes. I have a larger piece of the same rock that I'm saving for the future. I just cut it using a hack saw because I wanted a flat bottom so the pings wouldn't roll away. All the moisture is from the tray, I never watered on top. The moss just started growing from the media.

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    There's a hobbyist on Facebook that posts a lot of pictures and a few tutorial of pings on rocks.

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    Really nice! Where did you get that rock?

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    I found the rock at a pond/landscaping place. Here are some better pics to see how happy they are!
    Two plants
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    This one is doing the same thing!
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    I thought I killed these two when planting
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