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Clipping landscape
The contrast of blank space and plants

Picture is a framed planter that allows users to plant seeds and enjoy growing plants within the frame as if appreciating pictures in an art museum. Planter provides a stark contrast between the organic plant and the inorganic frame, and between the developing plant and the cropped nature of the frame background. Picture can be placed on desks or hung on walls.

A square aspect of a planter will have a variety of looks with different pieces of scenery pictures. A long rectangular plane may suit for the panoramic sea view stretching as far as horizon. A plane of another planter placed by the window may suit for white clouds floating in the sky. We designed planters to enjoy the contrast between the plants planted and a scenery picture shown on the planter. You can select whether to hang it on the wall or place it on the table.

How to grow
1. Put the water retention agent into the blister tray.
*Pour water in the amount specified in the manual for each planter into a measuring cup.
*Do not use the wrong amount because plants will find it hard to put forth buds.
2. Add water little by little.
*Add water while stirring with chopsticks etc.
3. Stir well from the end to make the water-retention gel.
Add water little by little to the tray.
The water retention agent pectizes immediately after it touches the water. Stir well while adding water.
*Insufficient stirring causes lumps.
4. Flat water retention agent.
After completely dissolving the water retention agent, flatten the surface of the water retention gel.
*Uneven water retention agent causes seeds to gather, making it difficult for them to germinate in the gel.

*You can make the water-holding gel in a measuring cup or by putting water in the tray and adding the water retention agent. Use the correct amount of water and use all the water retention agent.
5. Lay the orchard grass seed.
Sow orchard grass seeds on even water retention gel. Kneading the seeds with your fingertips, sow the seeds so that their intervals are equal. After sowing the seeds, mist the seeds with water.
*Keep the mister about 20 cm from the tray and gently mist the seeds so that they are not buried in the water retention gel.
6. Grow orchard grass.
When the surface dries, further mist the seeds. Keep the mister about 20 cm from the tray and gently mist the seeds so that they are not buried in the water retention gel.
*When the gel completely dries, it will not pectize any more even by adding water. Do not allow the gel to dry.

The first sprouts appear in one week to 10 days. Enjoy the plant growth while supplying with water.

2005 Good Design Award

price square small: 3,800yen(without tax)
square large: 5,500yen(without tax)
rectangle: 8,000yen(without tax)
name picture - planter
code 31010-31012
size square small: W310mm x H310mm x D40mm
square large: W380mm x H380mm x D50mm
rectangle: W915mm x H190mm x D40mm
material ABS
color White
terms of a guarantee 1 year from day of purchase
Orchard grass
price 500yen(without tax)
set 種:1.5gx個装2袋
必要分量 picture square small :
種・保水材 個装各1/2袋
picture square large :
種・保水材 個装各1袋
picture rectangle :
種・保水材 個装各3袋