I like using multicolored rocks to make a pot look "finished." The ones I usually use (simply because I found a big bag of them for cheap) are pictured at right. But then I got to thinking: what if the rocks themselves were a more central part of a composition? Wouldn't that be cool? (Answer: totally.)
Because I have been sick for a while I haven't been going out much, nor have I been able to concentrate on work... so I had time to make the following (shown below from different angles):
As you can see, I used the comeback kid (a crassula ovata gollum that I nearly killed last month), as well as a larger rock, to make a really spare-looking pot. I also planted a third, very small plant. Can you see it? If not, look closer:
Cool, right? Then I placed rocks of different colors throughout the pot, using that pink little plantlet as a starting point for my colors, since it looked like pebbles itself. I tried to be pretty precise, letting the colors fade into each other. The rocks I used were all from the mix I showed in the first picture. I just spread them out on a light-colored surface so I could find different colors, then used forceps to place them where I wanted.