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Container Gardening: Bloom Master 2010

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 28, 2010
8:21 PM

Post #7838195

I have two of them filled already... hoping to have the rest done by the weekend

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 28, 2010
8:24 PM

Post #7838204

before they were hung #1

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 28, 2010
8:26 PM

Post #7838207

here is #2

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 29, 2010
7:57 PM

Post #7841240

not the bloom master... but containers close to it

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 30, 2010
5:46 PM

Post #7843771

box planter was filled today

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 30, 2010
5:47 PM

Post #7843772

1st side

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 30, 2010
5:47 PM

Post #7843773

2nd side

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sylguy
Austin, TX

May 31, 2010
7:48 PM

Post #7847405

I saw you on the other thread. Yours look great, I'm already thinking of things I can poke holes in now that I had a trial by fire in my biggy "Pamela" basket. Good luck with yours, the box look like it will create a cascade effect.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 1, 2010
4:45 AM

Post #7847879

thank you.. takes a lot of plants but they are worth it

I did finish the other 4 but busy with new born puppies at the moment... will post them when I get the chance
gilraen
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2010
12:28 PM

Post #7852370

Ah, I wish I could post pictures. But I don't have the technical knowhow to get anything from camera to computer.

I have a bloommaster (rectangular) that I planted lantanas in about 2 months ago. It took a while to look good, but now it's spectacular. I love it.

I recommend bloommasters for anything that either flowers a lot, or anything that just has beautiful leaves.

I will be buying more bloommasters next year.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 2, 2010
3:59 PM

Post #7853033

wish you could post photo of that as well... the lantana is good side planted huh?... never tried them... good to know.. thank you for the info!!!

3 & 4

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onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 2, 2010
3:59 PM

Post #7853035

5

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onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 2, 2010
4:00 PM

Post #7853040

6

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onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2010
5:53 PM

Post #8027581

here is how they are going

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2010
5:55 PM

Post #8027584

loving the double orange impatiens

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2010
5:56 PM

Post #8027586

a little fuzzy ... sorry

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Decolores
Hillsborough, NC

August 8, 2010
5:57 PM

Post #8027587

They are absolutely gorgeous!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2010
5:58 PM

Post #8027589

box filled out nicely

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2010
5:59 PM

Post #8027591

thank you!!... the back is almost covered as well

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2010
6:00 PM

Post #8027594

I have to take a shot of the last post... it came out fuzzier than the fuzzy shot

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2010
2:52 AM

Post #8028191

Really nice comboc Allison

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2010
2:58 AM

Post #8028196

thank you JoAnn.. coming from you .. that means a lot!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2010
3:37 AM

Post #8028208

Thanks for taking the progressions.Loved the whole thread.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2010
4:52 AM

Post #8028273

i should have added more.. but just have not had the time

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 10, 2010
8:16 PM

Post #8032604

the last post looks so naked... need to buy more clay pots for it

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sylguy
Austin, TX

August 10, 2010
9:35 PM

Post #8032755

onewish, you should post that parrot on my "whimsy" thread in "garden art", check it out.

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sylguy
Austin, TX

August 10, 2010
9:38 PM

Post #8032762

Your "bloom masters" came out sooo beautifully, and I agree, I really enjoyed the progression, THX.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 11, 2010
2:40 AM

Post #8032888

thank you Sly

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2010
3:26 AM

Post #8068222

some end of August shots

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2010
3:26 AM

Post #8068223

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2010
3:27 AM

Post #8068224

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onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2010
3:27 AM

Post #8068225

the parrot planter didn't do so well.. I might not have had the drip line in a good spot

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onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2010
3:28 AM

Post #8068226

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2010
3:29 AM

Post #8068227

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onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2010
3:30 AM

Post #8068228

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 29, 2010
3:31 AM

Post #8068229

Those a really handsome Allison

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2010
3:31 AM

Post #8068231

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2010
3:32 AM

Post #8068233

thanks ... I think the plectranthus made a nice fill in ... in the box planter.. will have to remember that... even though they don't seem to flower from the cuttings I grew
sylguy
Austin, TX

September 2, 2010
1:57 PM

Post #8076844

onewish...soooo pretty.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 2, 2010
3:44 PM

Post #8077026

thank you
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

September 30, 2010
11:26 AM

Post #8129877

Those turned out beautiful, I have lurked watching, wanting to know how they ended up and they are beautiful in the pictures, so in real life I can't imagine how pretty they must be.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 30, 2010
11:39 AM

Post #8129895

I don't know if you saw on the other container thread... the box flipped over in a high wind storm... got all sorts of busted up.. with the nice weather this weekend I will take some shots
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

September 30, 2010
2:37 PM

Post #8130219

No I didn't see that, oh darn that must of been awful! They were beautiful, whatever you did sure worked out very well. I bought the womans book who did the plantings, but way too poor and cheap to buy the pots she was selling. I enjoyed her suggestion on combinations of plants tho.

I had high winds strong enough to cause all the mulch in my garden to become little projectiles. I couldn't figure out what all the scratches were on all the plant leaves (iris, hosta, etc) then it finally dawned on me. I was lucky at that time because I didn't have many containers.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 30, 2010
3:54 PM

Post #8130371

I couldn't even touch the broken pieces for a week.. it was very depressing... but what is left in there is still growing nicely
sylguy
Austin, TX

September 30, 2010
5:24 PM

Post #8130539

Wow, mulch damage that's a new one! I'm soooo sorry.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 30, 2010
5:29 PM

Post #8130544

somehow (don't ask me how) it landed top down.. the thing was so heavy I could barely pick it back up again

this post was the last nice photo of it http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=8068226

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happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

September 30, 2010
7:10 PM

Post #8130718

Wow, I am amazed it survivied at all if it flipped upside down.
The original picture it is very beautiful. I would of been so upset.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 30, 2010
7:18 PM

Post #8130734

trust me... I was... and as I said on the other thread.. the black eyed susan vines were holding the broken pieces so I had to wait for them to shrivel up before I could get them out... insult to injury
joy112854
Crestview, FL

October 22, 2010
4:35 PM

Post #8170077

Flowers might do well in the bloommaster but strawberries and cukes do not. I have one, that I'm thinking of planting pansies in.

joy

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 22, 2010
5:19 PM

Post #8170150

good info thanks Joy
joy112854
Crestview, FL

October 22, 2010
7:48 PM

Post #8170410

Your welcome, also, remember to use the lightest potting mix you can find and mix in the perlite or vermeculite at a pretty good ratio; like 40/60 the last number being your medium. I used coconut coir in mine as it absorbs moisture and holds it in and with the bloommaster that is what your will need, I also used those moisture retaining sheets you can add to the bottom of the container.
joy

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2010
4:36 AM

Post #8170880

I used coir, perlite and polymer gels mixed in as well... along with slow release fertilizer
joy112854
Crestview, FL

October 24, 2010
5:03 PM

Post #8173861

onewish1: Sounds like the way to go. I think flowers when in bloom would look great in them and I was thinking pansies so I could attract bees to the back yard for my veggies this Spring/Summer.
joy

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2010
6:55 PM

Post #8174050

impatiens and coleus do great in them
joy112854
Crestview, FL

October 25, 2010
8:40 PM

Post #8176442

Thanks for the info.
joy
shleigh
church Road, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 11, 2010
4:02 AM

Post #8205999

onewish1
Could you tell me where you purchased the Terracotta post hangers? I remember seeing wooden hangers somewhere in the past but I think it was at a garden/craft show. I would love to find some like the ones that you are using and your yard looks just fabulous. So many great ideas!
Thank you, Shleigh

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 11, 2010
4:44 AM

Post #8206013

thank you very much... they are hang-a-pot hangers

http://www.hangapot.com/
shleigh
church Road, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 12, 2010
4:20 AM

Post #8207610

Thanks loads, I will order some.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

November 14, 2010
9:55 AM

Post #8211089

Boy those are reasonable or did I read something wrong?

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 14, 2010
3:05 PM

Post #8211541

yes they are... they had a stand in Edison at the flower show... I mentioned I originally bought them in a co-op on here... and they offered me the co-op price in person.. since I was a return customer
Pippi21
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 6b)

November 16, 2010
1:14 AM

Post #8214188

Allison, how did you make the holes in the sides of your pot? Keyhole tool?

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 16, 2010
2:32 AM

Post #8214201

I bought them that way from bloom master... but I am sure you can cut the holes yourself

http://www.bloommaster.net/

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 17, 2011
6:58 PM

Post #8637422

new thread

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1190438/

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