Funny about these wonderful succulent bowls. They look so stylish and sophisticated, but really, they are SO easy to do! The first time I saw one I was so impressed I went home and made one for myself. I now have four, and the two older ones are begging for repotting. They seem to multiply...If you can't or don't wish to purchase plants, just ask your friends for cuttings. You'll be really impressed with your handiwork, and, let's face it - the plants do the growing!