Ilex Studio – Avocado & Acorn Vases

Don’t you just hate it when you plant a seed to grow a tree and you can’t tell if it’s growing or not?? …..Ya me neither. I have yet to grow anything from a seed. Well maybe a lima bean or whatever they give you in school. You know, soak a school grade brown paper towel, pop the seed inside, all inside a ziplock bag, tape it to the window, and voila! Beans!

I can’t say I’ve never wanted to grow a tree from a seed…planted plenty of trees in my day, but never from a seed. I can be impatient (I know, right?!) so the thought is just a little discouraging. I’d have to put a pot filled with dirt, nothing pretty to show for it, in a prominent window in my house (I’ll forget to water it otherwise) to stare at for months on end, at nothing but dirt.

Or….check these! Ilex Studio‘s new vase design makes the whole thing just so darn pretty. Like honestly though! Starting saplings can be a challenge to say the least, but their brilliant vase design allows you to easily keep an acorn or avocado seed in the perfect position for optimal root growth for the beginning of this plants life. The large, clear, glass bottom of the vase gives you a great view of your seedlings growth. This will definitely make you feel one with nature seeing just the process the great towering oak trees start from.

A few tree quotes from the Ilex Studio website…I just had to include a couple to give you the warm and fuzzies about planting stuff 😉

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

―  Chinese proverb

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

– Greek Proverb

Get out there and plant a tree you….!

** All images courtesy of Ilex Studio **


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