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Container Gardening: Containers 2010 - WHose IN! - part 2

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2010
10:01 AM

Post #7913541

We came from here...

Containers 2010 - WHose IN!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1095234/

Now its part 2!

Just a pot of goodies.. lotso goodies...!

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sylguy
Austin, TX

June 24, 2010
3:33 PM

Post #7917486

I often say I'm a pot gardener 'cause I live in the land of pure caliche and rocks, so it's containers or raised gardens. I do both. Here's a few of my current ones starting with group of C&S I just got.

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sylguy
Austin, TX

June 24, 2010
3:37 PM

Post #7917499

These are three biggys, two with Ixora and smaller annuals and the center with a mega-tiger canna. I'll show along shot and then a close up of the coleaus that threatens the world!

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sylguy
Austin, TX

June 24, 2010
3:40 PM

Post #7917510

now a shot of the Ixora on the left almost drowned out my coleus leaves bigger than my hand!

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sylguy
Austin, TX

June 24, 2010
3:42 PM

Post #7917515

Even the bugs backed off of this one!

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sylguy
Austin, TX

June 24, 2010
3:49 PM

Post #7917536

Two little watering cans that were favors. I sprayed 'em red and poked holes in them and they're fun.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2010
4:06 PM

Post #7917571

WOW! That Ixora looks like a KONG COLEUS.. oOooh that reminds me, I must translplant my KONGS!

Im still messing with my loofas though.. Least now I have them cans sunk in the ground, but we been dodging nasty weather...

I just hope I get sponges this year.

Are you sure that is not a Kong coleus?? They could pass for twins!

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sylguy
Austin, TX

June 24, 2010
4:11 PM

Post #7917578

The Ixora is the perennial bush in the middle, I haven't a clue as to the gynormous coleus.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2010
6:34 PM

Post #7917949

Here is one of my Kongs... is a dark colored one, but same shape leaf as yours!

These are just a little over a foot, maybe foot and a half tall without the spike

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sylguy
Austin, TX

June 24, 2010
8:46 PM

Post #7918394

The shape's a lot alike. Love your burgandy colors, yummy.
Calico_Coleus
Northeast, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 24, 2010
8:54 PM

Post #7918418

Do you ever deadhead your Kong Coleus?
CC
sylguy
Austin, TX

June 24, 2010
9:20 PM

Post #7918476

I pinched of budding blooms last week, and I think I'l take cuttings. I looked bac through my own plant files and found that every year I'm drawn to that dramatic color combo of lime and raspberry. Here in the middle of all the dull green cedar (junipers), I look for strong color or white, to pop. Sylvia
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2010
6:56 AM

Post #7919141

Yes, I try to deadhead, but before i pinched.. it dropped some seed in the pot.
I have a cutting from Kong from last season. I do cuttings on the coleus when I can.

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sylguy
Austin, TX

June 25, 2010
8:47 AM

Post #7919446

Yikes I somehow erased what I was writing, if it comes through double, sorry.

Blossom, I love the one in the foreground in the deepest burgandy with the showy thin lime edge. Are all those cuttings, and in soil directly? I've alway grown coleus because they rmind me of my mom, but I'm so not knowledgeable. I'm a bit of a by darn and by golly grower.

I had a tremendous pot last year of one I got in a gallon can in Houston and I kept pinching it and it bushed out beautifully at the front door. I wasn't successful at keeping cuttings of it going. I'll see if I can find a pix. Even after it bolted while we were gone one weekend it stay lovely for another month or so.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2010
10:11 AM

Post #7919644

Cuttings of coleus are easy.. you snip, dip and put in soil... I take my cuttings and dip them in rootign hormone.. thenpoke the cuttings in cell flats and put them in my GPS.. (um, thats my lil glorified potting shed of a greenhouse.. if you click on to my handle you will see a series of GPS threads then go to one and you will she my lil greenhouse!)

Anyway, eazy peezy! just dont forget to water them and I do them all year round. Did a huge pile of them in my livingroom in the winter under lights!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2010
3:53 PM

Post #7920464

love the kong!!!... yours looks so healthy.. mine usually get ratty from the rain
sylguy
Austin, TX

June 25, 2010
5:05 PM

Post #7920611

Blossom, I looked up your threads, love you shed, we're planning a leanto against the house out back.
I'll be rootin' and wishin' I'm as lucky as you, THX.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2010
7:13 PM

Post #7920883

Onewish.. PINCH it! Dont be afraid to pinch!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 25, 2010
7:39 PM

Post #7920945

never afraid to pinch... I didn't mean leggy... I meant the leaves get ratty with holes on mine every year
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2010
5:06 AM

Post #7921497

got nibblers? Mine will get holes poked from the rain

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 26, 2010
10:07 AM

Post #7922308

oh yeah I am sure that doesn't help either.. last year all my light green ones ended up as slug food
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 27, 2010
8:33 PM

Post #7926332

I dont seem to have a pest prob with the coleus
sylguy
Austin, TX

June 27, 2010
10:25 PM

Post #7926489

That Kong of mine y'all helped ID, has holes in lower leaves, but no bugs I've seen on early am checks. That coleus is too funny, I planted four and three took over in descending size from the direction of the am sun they get. There's papa bear, stunted poor baby, mama bear and big brother.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2010
2:02 AM

Post #7926584

Here is my container of nastuers and caladiums.It has been years since I could get Nastuers to grow in a container.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2010
2:05 AM

Post #7926585

More deck garden shots

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2010
2:05 AM

Post #7926586

Tall trailing Nastuers

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 28, 2010
2:25 AM

Post #7926595

love that 2nd container JoAnn... your nasties look wonderful!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2010
2:57 AM

Post #7926607

As soon as its light enough I will try for an album of the deck planters. Many are turning out wonderful.The tubs I doubted would be so great are keeping their word.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2010
4:11 AM

Post #7926695

This is todays containers
http://picasaweb.google.com/jgentle4/ContainersJune28

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 28, 2010
4:16 PM

Post #7928583

8, 10, 12, and 14 are my favs!!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 29, 2010
2:08 AM

Post #7929582

Nothing like those big showie caladiums.
janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

June 29, 2010
2:54 PM

Post #7931025

a few of my containers... =)

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janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

June 29, 2010
2:56 PM

Post #7931031

another

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2010
6:34 PM

Post #7931601

Yum!!
sylguy
Austin, TX

June 29, 2010
7:55 PM

Post #7931841

My new coleus arrangement.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2010
1:37 AM

Post #7932149

very nice matches with the begonia.
janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

June 30, 2010
5:54 AM

Post #7932379

here is another

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sylguy
Austin, TX

June 30, 2010
6:47 AM

Post #7932527

jane, that's a lovely group!
I croud on my deck 'cause that's my only sun. Here's how.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 30, 2010
8:23 AM

Post #7932808

some shots from me

http://picasaweb.google.com/AllisonNJ71/20100629?feat=directlink
sylguy
Austin, TX

June 30, 2010
1:29 PM

Post #7933416

One, your album is great. I especially love the basket posts, are they sunk in concrete?
I need to try Picasa to to groups/albums.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 30, 2010
1:32 PM

Post #7933422

my honey dug the holes... and filled it with rocks & dirt... really packed it down with another smaller post... I was standing next to him and he packed them so hard I could feel the ground shake standing next to him... think they are down 3 feet... they aren't going anywhere

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 1, 2010
2:09 AM

Post #7934807

Albums save space and time for the poster.Just 1 click instead of posting every image.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2010
3:37 AM

Post #7934839

I did a photo bucket thing once. It went inactive for a short time and the next thing I know, ALL MY PICS disapeared.

The best thing for storage is a memery stick. Get some software where you can make albumns, enhance your pics, title them etc and put them on a stick.


I use PhotoImpression4 wher I can do a lot of neat stuff to the pics. It has capture so I can take and make a contact sheet like this... I make contact sheets for mapping my gardens.


Example: My garden at the back porch.. it has all of these flowers in it.

Im going to take these later and make a collage how the garden is laid out so I have better mapping.

My gardens are big and it has taken me literally years to take photos of all my "babies"

I have them mapped on paper.. but the papermaps get ratty and so as I get them done on the puter, I will be also able to print the maps and correct them as I add or delet plants! Been a huge undertaking!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2010
9:50 AM

Post #7935579

Begonias...and old shoes. Really old worn out shoes...LOL!

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sylguy
Austin, TX

July 1, 2010
12:11 PM

Post #7935851

Love the old sneakers! Re-use, re-cycle!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 1, 2010
3:54 PM

Post #7936250

nice!!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 3, 2010
2:54 AM

Post #7939625

nice every one

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 3, 2010
3:11 AM

Post #7939634

This container has a trailing Nastuerteum Moonlight.

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GordonHawk
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2010
7:34 PM

Post #7943680

well... here's some containers.. they are on the roof.. this week has been what the effort was for... as things are starting to blast away...

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GordonHawk
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2010
7:41 PM

Post #7943696

here's my favorite little bunch of them...

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 4, 2010
8:44 PM

Post #7943780

very nice job!!!
GordonHawk
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2010
10:07 PM

Post #7943883

well thanks 1 ...
I can be encouraged... here's more of the roof aspect of it there... the sod is from this firm that makes it for Yankee Stadium.. so I thought the marble bases were an obvious choice...for stepping stones..

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2010
1:26 AM

Post #7943991

That is amazing when you consider ALL of it had to be hauled from somewhere else. Great job and sweet space.
sylguy
Austin, TX

July 5, 2010
10:06 AM

Post #7944888

Gordon, I also saw your pics on "too many plants". You have a wonderful outdoor room there and the plants are so beautifully layered and arranged. All that's needed is a plate of nibblies and a glass of wine and closed eyes to take in the scents. :)
janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

July 5, 2010
3:20 PM

Post #7945609

I love you area!!!!!!! My DH just doesnt get it... I would love to just sit in your area! I'm upstate ,,when I decide to do some shopping in the city,,I'll come visit!!.. lol
GordonHawk
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7b)

July 5, 2010
5:02 PM

Post #7945800

what's to get... it's a garden... it grows food sometimes.. mostly it's flowers and atmosphere... sure... come on by... there' complementary beverages..here's another photo
That's 180 * panarama across the front at night..from the left... the harbor.. lower manhattan center and downtown Brooklyn right side

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 5, 2010
5:43 PM

Post #7945891

Just popping in with a sunny knee high and I find yall up on the roof! Neat!

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GordonHawk
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7b)

July 5, 2010
6:30 PM

Post #7946034

well I'm on the roof now.. it's cool.. here's what's blooming

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GordonHawk
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7b)

July 5, 2010
6:33 PM

Post #7946040

this was earlier todat.. thermometer laid down on the roof for a minute...

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 5, 2010
6:48 PM

Post #7946073

must need a lot of water up there huh... that's hot
GordonHawk
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7b)

July 5, 2010
11:28 PM

Post #7946539

yes.. it needs water..after I water.. it's about 100 gallons of ferts disolved in water to feed them..
I read an interesting bit on trees transpiring water.. that you could lean a ladder aganst a big maple tree.. and you could carry buckets of water up the ladder.. and throw the water into the air at the top.. and the tree would give off more water in the day day than you could carry up in buckets and dump..
the small co-op here actually uses more water in the winter than the summer.. I don't know who abuses the water in the winter for them...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2010
4:11 AM

Post #7946639

interesting.

I use SuperThrive for fertilizer.. one drop in a gallon of water..plants zoom pretty good with it.

Yesterday it was so hot all my plants in containers suffered. I need to water thme this morning.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 6, 2010
4:28 AM

Post #7946658

Tubs today

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 6, 2010
4:28 AM

Post #7946660

other one

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GordonHawk
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7b)

July 6, 2010
5:15 AM

Post #7946713

My coleus container.. w/ basil..a tomato is just off to the right .. I always think of triming them both back.. but this year I did it early.. to keep them somewhat in bounds.. 3 or 4 of the planters house basil.. I'd like to make 52 packets of pesto for the freezer.. from my basil.. garlic... olive oil.. and grated Parmisan cheese.. and have one a week till next year...
Helpful Note :... I used to put the pesto in a baggie and roll it up... ..but in useing it i'd have to heat it up to melt it... which changes the make up of the grated Parmisan cheese in it... then I got the ,for me.. ground breaking idea.. the next year I put the pesto in a baggie as before... but press it flat and stacked this way in the freezer... filling up the baggie.. when I open it to use.. it's about like a 5" x 5" thin sheet of frozen pesto.. I just drape it over the pasta... and it instantly melts ready to eat...
Most of my planters are now 2" or on this one 1 1/2" builders foam from HD or Lowes.. cut and screwed / glued together .. and covered with an acrylic stucco..
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OH Blossom.. I have a bit of superthrive in a foliar spray. the brug folks talk about.. with molasses and beer... ST >> Seaweed and epsom salts..Tea tree oil, MG and some other things... I try and use once a day early or late...

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angedawn47
Lake Charles, LA

July 6, 2010
5:35 PM

Post #7948319

Blossombuddy, what are those plants in the first photo at the top of this thread? There's one with purple heart shaped leaves and one under it that is a whitish gray color. They look awesome.

Sylguy, you have the same problem I do, caliche clay. I don't know why it took me so long to realize I couldn't amend it. I'm still can't believe it.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2010
4:27 AM

Post #7949130

angedawn47, Isnt that an awesome collection of color in that pot!... your gonna love this..

Go to my thread the GPS 10 at

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1103915/

There you will have to scroll to about midway through it..., but look for the photos of pots I am holding up on a blue background. All the photos with those containers that I am talking about were the plants that I put in that basket and a couple others and that cost me 25c each at my local hardware this spring! Names included...!

The basket as of yesterday was doing awesome and I dare say I did get my moneys worth and then some. I am hoping I might be able to propagate most of them as the baskets get a bit more fuller and dare I start snipping at them! Or hopefully overwinter the basket in the house. Well its a thought anyway. I will have to take a new pic of it for you.

Hopefully my events of this week will not kill it as I might not be able to water it and the heat is on.

Thanks for asking!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2010
7:12 AM

Post #7949394

I was surprised at how much I like this dark combo.

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sylguy
Austin, TX

July 7, 2010
1:54 PM

Post #7950412

Gordon your flat pesto idea is genius! I'm all about easy, and when we cook, it's often pasta or fish. I used to put pesto in old timey plastic ice cube trays and I'd dump them out as needed, but your way would thaw so much better, thanks.
This yummy little plant was given my by a friend out of their garden, The frog and I ponder what it is.

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bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 7, 2010
2:04 PM

Post #7950424

Hi syl...we're back from the lake! Can I play too? DGS's little camouflage Crocs on the fence...

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sylguy
Austin, TX

July 7, 2010
2:09 PM

Post #7950436

bbubbles, hope you got to relax and didn't work too much at the lake.
The salvia you gave me perked right up in the ground, glad I didn't pinch it down.
The brug threw two huge blooms and is massing up leaves so I'll see what's next...that's the fun of it all.
I picked up some cute little pots to drill at Goodwill, see my Drilling Pots for Dummies thread.
All the coleus I bought with you are doing well, as are the begonias.
hugs :)
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 7, 2010
2:29 PM

Post #7950477

Good to hear! I took some salvias to the lake to plant...probably deer food by now. We had a great time, came home sunburned, tho. This rain has been great! I think it was the first time I've not squirmed by the second day to go home so I could water pots!
The rain has made Rock Rose and asst. salvias creep back up in the crushed glass in front of my courtyard wall. Going to have to dig 'em out. My big pots are starting to lean...

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2010
9:06 AM

Post #7957333

Th corner of the deck

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janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

July 10, 2010
10:01 AM

Post #7957472

Gordon- I want to win a get-a-way weekend on your roof top! I'm upstate in utica near syracuse so i'm not that far! =)

Love all the different pots! How much would you pay for a pot?

--DH and I had "words" the other day... do you really NEED another pot?

jm
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2010
10:58 AM

Post #7957604

IN a word...YES! hehehe!

Keep them coming everyone! They are so neat!


Um, hello stray sunflower in my strawberry pot!

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GordonHawk
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2010
11:16 AM

Post #7957647

Well... Jane Marie.. That sounds like fun... it's great sleeping weather up there in the evenings.. you just wake up so early up there.. with the sun and birds..
WELL .. I do make all of the containers.. out of treated wood... cedar or redwood...and more recently out of 1 1/2 " or 2 " foam.. with an acrylic stucco finish... great for weight and insulation.. I do buy the smaller ones.. the plastic I have ..some are ancient.. so a $40 pot in 10 years cost $4 a year... and it's still working just fine... and sometimes has a moss patina.. increasing it's value.. [ to me anyway ] clay pots will also last forever if they are taken care of... and the nurseries always give you a pot with everything you buy.. so these I reuse.. store .. or throw away.. folks here throw out dead plants in their pots... so there's some from there... and reusing other objects
and items... for potting gives me some more...

the pots are the start though.. soil..
plants... fertilizers and something to kill the pests... additives and blooming potions... and the increased time and effort you'll have to spend to care for this pot.. is always greater than the price of a pot.. the pots are cheap although it surely does add up enmass.. I am somewhat reeled in myself.. by the lack of space and weight of bigger pots.. as every addict knows... it's scarcely the price of the item.. but the expected joy that has us buying more.. and you don't sound like a pot a holic...


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janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

July 10, 2010
11:53 AM

Post #7957715

oh I love pots,,, it's the hubby "look" i dont love!!!! I'm always on the look out for something different! I saw a pig pot in NC...and I didn't buy it and I have been kicking myself ever since!!! makes me mad i tell ya..LOL

okay who's up for the sleep over ..roof top...fondue right???

JM
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2010
2:36 PM

Post #7958004

Heeere is my "heart" pot... Ithink I should have stood back so you could all see the heart.. ...maybe next time!



I have spagetti foundue coming up for you guys on the roof! LOL!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2010
2:42 PM

Post #7958018

no comment...!

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GordonHawk
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2010
4:42 PM

Post #7958239

JMR...Oh neat.. was that really a pig pot .. or a Big pot
a Heart planter is nice... I don't have one of them.. but I have a heart wall on the way up to the roof... watch your step with the fondue... what can i get all ya'll to drink...

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janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

July 10, 2010
5:38 PM

Post #7958368

It was a pig pot...I told him I'm going to make...BIGGER AND BETTER!!!! he'll reget not luggingit home from NC...

oh sweet tea for me!

JM
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2010
7:11 PM

Post #7958587

I have been trying to get a PIG pot too...there isone at the farmers stand that I frequent and they wont sell it. Dang!
sylguy
Austin, TX

July 10, 2010
7:40 PM

Post #7958635

I'm a pot freak too and a foodie...3 threads tonight have featured food and even though I've eaten, they look yummy. One even mentioned "comfort plants". Here one might suggest "comfort pots".

Gordon from Brooklyn, really, and you say all y'all...where you from, 'riginally?

Blossom, I saw some heart shaped Hoyas at a nursery near here.

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sylguy
Austin, TX

July 10, 2010
7:54 PM

Post #7958669

I don't have a pig but a friend gave me this little cow.

I'm apt to plant anything with a depression in it. I'm now drilling small pots from Goodwill. I've become a wild woman with my new drill and bits and hole cutters. See my thread Drilling Pots for Dummies", acknowledging that I'm the dummie. I got lots of help.

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GordonHawk
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2010
10:25 PM

Post #7959008

Well...Sylvia.. I was born a delta boy.. but moved with the family early... I've been back south since... I built mother a house in AL mybe 30 years ago.. while I was down there as a single parent and then spent some time in the gulf building.. all the family were from MS.. ancestors as family history has it... were in Jackson.. when it was a few shacks on the Pearl river.. but moved back east some where the indians and panthers wern't so bad.. then it opened up some.. my grandfather was the first to plow his delta land when they got the levy working.. I was born there.. but I'm a temporary Texan.. right Sandi... I love the way your Crocks are Hanging..
I like NYC in lots of ways.. but untill recently noone grew anything.. now it's kind of a tull tilt
obsession.. like only money can provide for... I was making plant art here 40+ years ago
... and would have starved many times over... awaiting the curve to catch up.. someone had to awaken it I guess
my accent comes from the family and the TV...
well every post needs a picture.. what haven't I shown here...OK... the cloud over Manhattan is a 20 minute gully washer we just had..moving on the only rain in memory.. the 10' cannas are loving it...

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sylguy
Austin, TX

July 11, 2010
1:54 PM

Post #7960319

My late husband was from Oxford, Miss. a bunch of French Heugenots. many doctors , engineers, and mathematicians. When the med school moved from there to Jackson, they renamed the one at Ole' Miss, Guyton Hall and it's now the ROTC bldg.
I met him in Tx.
I was born in the really deep south, Lima, Peru...but we came to TX when I was 3 and I only went back in 91 and 96 with my present husband. The flowers there are phenominal, the city a little like San Francisco, no rain, just water from the mountains.

One of my cousins home...back at you.

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janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

July 11, 2010
3:48 PM

Post #7960790

I guess i have alot to learn! 2nd year garndner here! I want it all!!!! It takes time to build...

-but i'm sill up for fondue tho...=)
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 12, 2010
7:10 AM

Post #7962191

Well Gordon, I had to think about the "temporary Texan' for a few minutes! Forgot about the bumper sticker. Sounds like there's a mess of Missisppians here. I grew up in Biloxi. Both sides of our family were in politics. My dad's uncle was chief of police when I was growing up. (His cousin was Sheriff of Harrison County) My mother's uncle was city commissioner. The overpass connecting Hwy 90 to I10 is named for him. I have a cousin who's a State Representative...and another cousin who was a former one.
Our 45th high school reunion is in October. Don't know if we'll make it or not. Too much going on here.

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sylguy
Austin, TX

July 12, 2010
8:34 AM

Post #7962387

bigbubbles, love that dramatic shot! it's very interesting the far and near corners of the earth that make up DG, and all the asides as well as the really helpful information. i have learned a lot in a short time due to kind contributors. containers are my big thing because here digging a hole requires an act of congress, and amending would take the rest of my lifetime!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 12, 2010
1:07 PM

Post #7963060

LOL!.. well, heres my "redneck viranda" you can see the heart pot to the left of the pic.. most of the plants here and veggies are in containers.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2010
4:29 AM

Post #7967120

todays containers
http://picasaweb.google.com/jgentle4/TubsJuly142010
Henygirl
Morgantown, WV
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2010
11:56 AM

Post #7968224

Love my containers...

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Henygirl
Morgantown, WV
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2010
11:57 AM

Post #7968228

Did this for my mom while I was on vacation at her house. :)

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Henygirl
Morgantown, WV
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2010
12:00 PM

Post #7968237

And another favorite from my porch:

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bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 14, 2010
12:26 PM

Post #7968314

Sylvia...the large red pot has a smaller pot in it. I can remove the inner pot and change it out with the seasons. I'm still battling spider mites on nearly all my brugs. They look scraggly, but still blooming... Stay cool////
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2010
1:17 PM

Post #7968431

I want the wagon!!! That is sooo cute. Do post it on the Redneck Gardening thread too! Its awesome!
ultimateshopper
Tulsa, OK

July 14, 2010
2:15 PM

Post #7968568

Loving some of my containers - or at least it's loving the summer here! had too much junk around it so had to remove the mat, potting soil etc. to get a clearer pict of it - got the El Brighto coleus as a little thing from Rosy Dawn - have to say I really like it! It loves the sun

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ultimateshopper
Tulsa, OK

July 14, 2010
2:16 PM

Post #7968570

Muted oranges turned out well too

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ultimateshopper
Tulsa, OK

July 14, 2010
2:21 PM

Post #7968580

Did you know your hedge could suffice as a basket holder - put this there because one of the links broke - well now the non-flowering hedge looks like a flowering one! LOL

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GordonHawk
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2010
12:20 AM

Post #7969739

sylvia.. I love the hedge at your cousins... my... it's condition looks perfect.. and it's about 4' high.. and looks to be only 4' thick... i could never get it to grow like that here.. not enough moisture...and likely too much heat... beautiful...
http://rosemania.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/product576.html
I'm hoping it does the trick.. avid.. and my cocktail of sevenn e.. malathion.. bug b gone.. and some other poisions need some help..
my old night blooming cereus.. is getting into form.. I had 4 blooms open last night.. and two to open tonight...

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 15, 2010
2:42 AM

Post #7969771

Ultimateshopper! your combos are wonderful.I love Elbrighto with the petunia.
GordonHawk your plants continue to be great
GordonHawk
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2010
6:01 AM

Post #7969927

well.. thanks.. here's another picture of it .. for the folks unfamilar with the flower... you couldn't see it clearly with the flash... here it is just before wilting in the mornings light ..
the night blooming cereus was an american standard house plant ... through out Appalachia and down into the south.. It's easy to root and transport cuttings by waggon as migration moved south and west... there would be parties celebrating.. awaiting the night opening.. as the flowers were seeming to open.. I got my first one as a family legacy from my Aunt Velma.. and we grew them up together ... but both of us lost ours with in a year of each other ... this one is the one Logees has ..which I got as a replacment... but when she saw it bloom.. she said it was different from ours... so I set about to get out old family NBC... I got one from the hills outside Nashville... from peekaboo.. surely the one... and one from the gulf coast..from Kathy... suposedly from a New Orleans plant... that grew to be 6' across.. and one from the west coast... these have yet to bloom out for me.. and unfortunately Velma died before she could tell me if these are like our lost family heirloom

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bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 15, 2010
7:58 AM

Post #7970214

Great memories, Gordon. I love a plant with a "history." Lots of mine, I can point to and know exactly who if came from and when. My NBC blooms in Sept. Not sure if it's like the 'old South' one, but here it is. I also have a day blooming one that has red flowers. It bloomed in May. 'Smaller flower, tho.

(Oh, and it's in a container, so to keep with the thread)!

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 15, 2010
8:00 AM

Post #7970217

My GF got up to "stop photograpr" the cerus blooming.It's secent went all over the house.
sylguy
Austin, TX

July 15, 2010
10:39 AM

Post #7970540

heny, loooove the wagon, I'm here in Va. with my DIL, who said the homeowners assoc here would freak...that's why I love my very private 5 acres, a stones throw from sub-divisions, I can plant in anything, and have..

big bubbles, I've double potted as well, because the soil area was out of proportion with the plant.

I love the way Tom-Tom clusters pyramids of little pots that looks like one big arrangement.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2010
10:41 AM

Post #7970544

Ahoy! Redneck gardeners click here for more!!!!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1055336/

WARNING: Content of thread there will make ya laugh so bring yer Depends! LOL!
Henygirl
Morgantown, WV
(Zone 6a)

July 15, 2010
2:46 PM

Post #7970992

It is on my mom's back deck...the front of her yard looks nice and acceptable. She has a HOA too.
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 17, 2010
5:54 PM

Post #7976618

Hi, everyone! I just popped in to see if anyone has experience using metal coffee cans for planters. If so, is there some way to treat them (paint?) to keep them from rusting? Thanks!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 19, 2010
7:10 AM

Post #7980234

Rust primer then paint? drill holes on bottom ...just a thought!
GordonHawk
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2010
8:55 AM

Post #7980483

Yes.. whatever priming you do .. should be done inside.. also... much easier to get a plastic jug or recycled item of plastic to work better than coffee cans..
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 19, 2010
4:35 PM

Post #7981575

That's what I thought--it'd be a lot of work. Thanks!
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 26, 2010
7:11 PM

Post #7999084

Just had to show off the beautiful coleus Jo Ann (ge1836) started for me from cuttings. They are gorgeous! Thanks Jo!


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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 26, 2010
7:20 PM

Post #7999120

very nice!!!
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 26, 2010
7:26 PM

Post #7999135

Oooo, I like the dark ones...heck, I like 'em all!
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 26, 2010
7:30 PM

Post #7999143

Thanks. Jo Ann will be able to tell you which one it is. But I just love it. She gave me three starts.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 27, 2010
4:15 PM

Post #8000800

Hi I am home from Maine
The coleus is Mahogany Giant and they arent kidding.
sylguy
Austin, TX

July 27, 2010
4:44 PM

Post #8000842

The Mahogony Giant is killer, I'll be looking for some.

I just got back from a 2 week vacation and we had rains here. A big colorful pot I had in the middle of the deck in my raised surround had a Copper Plant that was about 14" when I left and is now about 3' tall and will need moving as it's obscuring the view of other things blooming out back...I'll take a pic tomorrow, the pot is Talavera and there's Sweet potato vine (lime) and a Penta that's overshadowed by the other two. Sometime things don't stay in balance, but that's the fun of it.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 28, 2010
2:41 AM

Post #8001553

It seems when we look at our gardens daily they seem to creep along. Mine are filled in and the 10 foot cosmose has grown a lot.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 28, 2010
6:02 AM

Post #8001798

I guess I'll have to start working on Jo to start me another one for next year. I really like the Mahogany Giant, and would love to have the same one over again.

I must have some iris you like, Jo.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 28, 2010
6:17 AM

Post #8001828

We can definatly talk Polly.
My garden just went crazy while I was in Maine. DD said there was severe storms and 3 days of rain.
http://picasaweb.google.com/jgentle4/GardenLongviewsJuly28
I know these are scenes but there are container pix too.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 28, 2010
6:34 AM

Post #8001863

I drool for cosmos... watward home for cosmos seed here if anyone has some they want to get rid of! Hint hint!
Henygirl
Morgantown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2010
5:10 AM

Post #8022031

Speaking of cosmos...several mags have featured the Chocolate Cosmos...I am soooo putting in a Chocolate Garden next year. I already have several plants mapped out for next year's garden...and convinced Dear Man that he would LOVE to help me put it in. :)


Seriously gorgeous those Chocolate Cosmos!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2010
5:48 AM

Post #8022111

Took these today.Lots of coleus and Tr.Queen is the greatest.These are coleus planted with perennials. Cant find the tubs coleus album.
http://picasaweb.google.com/jgentle4/GardenColeusAugust6
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 6, 2010
7:15 AM

Post #8022319

mixed with polkadots, vinca, dianthus

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 6, 2010
8:02 AM

Post #8022453

Boy this would make a fun jigsaw puzzle! Ha!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2010
9:26 AM

Post #8022725

My containers today
http://picasaweb.google.com/jgentle4/ColeusInPotsAug6
sylguy
Austin, TX

August 6, 2010
2:02 PM

Post #8023254

Oooh Ge, your containers are great. How do you do an album?
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2010
2:47 PM

Post #8023346

Hi, everybody, how's about a before/after of just a container? I found this algae stained old plastic planter at an abandoned house, and decided to give it a makeover.




Before:

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KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2010
2:51 PM

Post #8023354

I used 'plastic primer' spray, then painted it with exterior latex, then stained it with the gold antiquing, and sprayed a protective clear coat over it.





After:

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sylguy
Austin, TX

August 6, 2010
2:58 PM

Post #8023366

Ky, well aren't you stylin', turquoise is the Pantone color of the year for 2010! All those layers add up to a lovely effect and look good against your iron work.
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2010
3:14 PM

Post #8023383

Thanks! I didn't know that about the 'color of the year'. It's actually my favorite color, and my traditional birthstone (December).

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 6, 2010
5:28 PM

Post #8023726

looking great JoAnn!!!...

love the container makeover ... you did a great job... give lessons.. LOL
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2010
6:29 PM

Post #8023823

Thanks! I'm a beginner, but it's really easy. I'm enjoying the pics of everyones plant combos, too.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 7, 2010
8:42 AM

Post #8024766

Ky, that is a lovely urn! GIMME! LOL!
sylguy
Austin, TX

August 7, 2010
8:25 PM

Post #8025841

Ky, I collect turquoise, what a lucky birthstone! I have a jewelry business with the work of over 24 artisans as well as my own. I've always loved rocks and gemstones and yesterday a went to a cactus nursery that I hadn't been to in a lon g time and he had ^'x^' mounds of colored glass by the pound. Now I've seen glass up to golf ball size before, but these were softbal size and up. I'm looking all around deciding if I need some. I'll bet one woould be a pound, @ $3,00 a pound I'll have to be thoughtful, I could get carried away here. He had clear turquoise, the color of blue topaz. Wow.

Just FYI, Pantone is an internation group that votes among panels of color palletes, which then help dictate the colors used in everything for a period of time...housewares, dishes, fabrics, paint, so you can co-ordinate.

What colors are you going to fill your urn with?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2010
2:31 AM

Post #8026089

Pantone has been around for decades.We only THINK we have choices in fashion and cars.
If you watch movies from the 50's you can see why Pantone was a good idea.
sylguy
Austin, TX

August 8, 2010
9:32 AM

Post #8026622

ge, that's right. And the colors do morph fluidly from year to year so things blend for quite a time before they clash. I'd say about 6+ years.

Ky, in the old south, some urns were cast iron and VERY stationary. At my late husbands' grandfathers' home in Oxford, Mississippi, there was a pair, with fern of course, that everyone stubbed their toes on. They called them the DURN URNS!

KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2010
6:39 PM

Post #8027700

LOL, I put mine where it won't be tripped on. I can imagine those cast iron ones could put a big OUCH on one's toe.
sylguy
Austin, TX

August 9, 2010
4:12 PM

Post #8029728

ge, what do you mean "1 click" to post more than one pic?

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2010
4:41 AM

Post #8037027

These are the best of my containers for Aug 13.
http://picasaweb.google.com/jgentle4/BestContainersAug13

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 13, 2010
7:39 AM

Post #8037352

JoAnn do you know which this is ... the yellow one with red stem in the back?
http://picasaweb.google.com/jgentle4/BestContainersAug13#5504857347453409634

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2010
8:15 AM

Post #8037422

Yes,It's Lemon Sunsation. I took cuttings last fall and raised about 8 all winter.
I dont plan on doing that again.
sylguy
Austin, TX

August 13, 2010
9:41 PM

Post #8038747

wow! ge and one, love your pix and albums...clearly I have to get onto Picasa. After trip, goal.

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2010
1:50 AM

Post #8038838

Nice plants sylguy

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 14, 2010
3:08 AM

Post #8038860

it's a nice one JoAnn!!... very pretty spot Sly... so that's what matching containers look like (I never have any)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2010
3:09 AM

Post #8038861

Lemon Sunsation is slow to get started but very sturdy and takes seasonal cuttings well.
sylguy
Austin, TX

August 14, 2010
12:59 PM

Post #8039592

Is this one, 'cause I didn't get the variety.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 23, 2010
9:34 AM

Post #8057208

I like the way coleus fill in the garden.
http://picasaweb.google.com/jgentle4/ColeusInTheGardenAug23

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 23, 2010
1:29 PM

Post #8057640

music to my eyes JoAnn
mableruth
Bolingbrook, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2010
3:12 PM

Post #8057815

GordonHawk your roof garden looks wonderful. So inviting and beautiful. Wish I was there right now. I could use a break from my real life just now. Maybe I can put your picture up for wallpaper.
sylguy please please tell me the name of that coleus plant with the huge leaves. I know it is not hardy here near Chicago but I adore big leaves and would like to do something like that anyway. I have one coleus that I accidentaly wintered over - it was just tossed behind the garage when I was "cleaning up" ready for winter. When I took out my pots to pot up for the summer by golly that thing was already growing! I was amazed.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 23, 2010
3:28 PM

Post #8057837

Ohhhh Allison .I am so glad you turned me on to Kingwood Karnival.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 23, 2010
3:30 PM

Post #8057842

it is a good one JoAnn.. Henna is kickin butt this year.. looks like a mini tree

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 23, 2010
3:36 PM

Post #8057854

I also like Jungle Love. Its like a bush.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2010
4:09 PM

Post #8057911

Pretty!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2010
1:30 AM

Post #8058720

Thanks.
Jungle Love is amazing.
Here it is above the Rhodies and Hostas .The yellow flowers in back are Ligularia

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2010
2:22 AM

Post #8058735

please excuse the weeds and mess... but here are the containers in front

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2010
2:55 AM

Post #8058750

WOAH Allison. That is a beautiful scene. I love the caladiums with it.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2010
3:16 AM

Post #8058762

thanks... the kongs & giant exhibition coleus did great this year... that spot stay nice and moist for the caladiums... years and years of rody leaves in there

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2010
3:55 AM

Post #8058789

Isnt it great to have nature do the work?
I am considering taking cuttings for 8 coleus to over winter.I have limited the parents to 8 and cuttings from those to not exceede the size of my other large tray.I can keep all in my bedroom. First I will raise thye parents outside for several weeks until the weather is too cold at night.Then they come inside.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2010
5:33 AM

Post #8058883

Coleus will do ok indoors! I put mine under lights and they did great! I need to start bringing stuff indoors already... gonna be hard to pick which ones get tossed!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2010
7:11 AM

Post #8059049

I ended up with 8
Mahogany Giant
Kingwood Karnival
Fiesta
Electric Lime
Beckwiths Gem- Felix same pot
Jungle Love
Elfers
Velvet Lancelot Mocha

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2010
3:46 PM

Post #8060045

KK & beckwiths are both awesome!!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2010
6:32 PM

Post #8060311

wheres da pix of them!! ???~!! ...tell and show!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2010
6:51 PM

Post #8060363

my beckwith is on the lower left container... and there is KK in the upper left .. hard to see that one though... I have a better photo from last year

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onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2010
6:51 PM

Post #8060364

close up of beckwith

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2010
6:53 PM

Post #8060370

some of the KK in the upper right side of the photo

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2010
6:54 PM

Post #8060375

KK from last year

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2010
7:00 PM

Post #8060397

beckwith from last year... come on... can't beat that!!!!!

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2010
7:01 PM

Post #8060399

close up of KK

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2010
1:43 AM

Post #8060760

Blossombudy Did you mean a photo of the group of cuttings?
Its not much to rave about.
I'll post an album of the plants in containers.
http://picasaweb.google.com/jgentle4/CuttingsFor2011
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2010
5:19 AM

Post #8060868

well, the ones you just posted a list for, I was wondering especially what Fiesta looked like!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2010
5:22 AM

Post #8060872

Its really showey and strong.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2010
5:38 AM

Post #8060892

Very very nice! I need to chop mine back. they bloomed and the bees have been enjoying them, but the seeds are ready! All my coleus got leggy and one big plant even got woody stemmed on me! I dont know if I am going to bring any in this year.
sylguy
Austin, TX

August 25, 2010
4:36 PM

Post #8061921

mable...another DGr IDd it as a Kong.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2010
5:57 PM

Post #8062082

The Kong series is a variety with very large leaves.
sylguy
Austin, TX

August 26, 2010
2:46 PM

Post #8063734

I'm not sure what thread it was IDd on, maybe "coleous"?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 8, 2010
2:25 AM

Post #8086600

This container in the shade, will outlast the others in the sun on the deck.
Every year Trailing Queen knockes itself out.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 8, 2010
2:33 AM

Post #8086606

nice!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 8, 2010
2:54 AM

Post #8086613

Mornin Allison. Thats the Woodpile garden mostly shade.I found more sun dosnt make trailing queen as big leaved and pretty.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 8, 2010
3:45 AM

Post #8086635

morning!!! ... I agree.. it like part shade
PNWMountainGirl
(Sharon)SouthPrairie, WA
(Zone 7a)

September 8, 2010
1:34 PM

Post #8087595

Love your coleus, GE1836. Wish they did better in our climate. Caladiums, too.
sylguy
Austin, TX

September 8, 2010
1:38 PM

Post #8087608

ge...I have that mahogony too. Love your labels...something else for me to learn! You have great coleus.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 8, 2010
2:36 PM

Post #8087722

the wind keeps knocking over the one tall one I have in a clay pot.. the thing is so top heavy... I moved it to a new spot .. see what happens

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 8, 2010
4:31 PM

Post #8087893

ooooooohhhhhhhhhhh man... the wind knocked over my bloom master box... the thing is all smashed

:(

don't ask me how... I could barely lift it back up

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 9, 2010
2:24 AM

Post #8088506

Maybe it wrenched itself off the hook.I hope the damage wasnt too severe.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 9, 2010
2:36 AM

Post #8088508

not one of the hanging ones.. the huge box... and it's pretty bad

this was from the 28th last month... guess it will be the last photo of it

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 9, 2010
2:53 AM

Post #8088514

That is too bad.
sylguy
Austin, TX

September 9, 2010
2:14 PM

Post #8089464

Oh,bummer! ;o(

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 9, 2010
3:58 PM

Post #8089626

insult to injury... I can't get the broken pieces of Persian shield out... the BES vine is all wrapped around it...SIGH... I had to walk away

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 10, 2010
2:39 AM

Post #8090404

There are those moments of mourning in a gardeners life.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2010
3:03 AM

Post #8090408

it really is
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 10, 2010
11:46 AM

Post #8091144

oh man that was gorgeous! So sorry.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2010
8:13 PM

Post #8092033

thanks... I didn't even want to water the thing yesterday.. LOL
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 11, 2010
1:03 PM

Post #8093193

Well, yano, many parts might be salvagable (sp)~... like some plants!
my biggest thing is when I get something huge and trailing in a basket and then I have to cut things back.. its like losing a long queu of hair! LOL!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 15, 2010
4:51 PM

Post #8101172

the smashed version... I was able to pull out the broken pieces today.. shriveled up enough

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 16, 2010
2:00 AM

Post #8101701

It looks great Allison.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 16, 2010
2:43 AM

Post #8101716

when it flipped it landed on the top somehow
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 16, 2010
4:21 AM

Post #8101755

Well, you do have a lot of plant in that! maybe its flipping was saying "I need a hair cut"?!

Some of my containers are getting top heavy too! They look so good, but the container is not container enough for their heavyness... and Lord knows we hate to prune when they got a good frock of plant hair!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 16, 2010
4:24 PM

Post #8102936

that's right... just moved my clay pots that kept toppling over.. can't cut them!!!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 16, 2010
6:17 PM

Post #8103162

LOL!! I know that syndrone.. cant or wont! LOL! I got some coming in the house and they have to go for a trim if I am gonna have them next year!

So far I have brought in enough to fill only one level of my one plant shelf stand...got bunches to go. I bring in a few each day.. hoping I get them all in by frost! Im not gonna work my tushy off though and get a hernia over it.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 16, 2010
7:17 PM

Post #8103281

that is what my honey is for... "hey honey... can you bring these in for me?"

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 17, 2010
2:22 AM

Post #8103605

He is a champ

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 17, 2010
2:38 AM

Post #8103612

yes yes
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2010
6:33 AM

Post #8103832

yes,but does he trim! LOL. God I wish I had a large greenhouse.. well, I do, but it needs visquween! Then theres the thought of those LP bills...Im stuck in the house house for a bit.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 17, 2010
2:43 PM

Post #8104598

no no no.. he would never trim
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2010
3:29 PM

Post #8104678

LOL! Well...hope you got lotsa room then! I hate trimming them when they look so purdy!
sinkevito
Auburndale, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2010
11:37 AM

Post #8116629

I just got an unusual planter from Lowe's called a wishing well that you have to assemble. I put some unknown variety of bromeliads with ivy in it that I got there too.

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sinkevito
Auburndale, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2010
11:38 AM

Post #8116633

A closeup of the bromeliads

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 23, 2010
3:52 PM

Post #8117074

That wishing well is AWESOME! I LIKE IT!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 23, 2010
5:57 PM

Post #8117251

I agree.. very cool
sinkevito
Auburndale, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2010
7:54 PM

Post #8117515

I was going to Lowe's for something else and I just happened to see it and I thought I got to have it. By the way, the bucket goes up and down with the hand crank.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 25, 2010
5:05 AM

Post #8119893

I love the way coleus change color for fall. This is Elfers

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2010
5:21 AM

Post #8119914

YUM!
Deepwater805
Bajamar
Mexico

September 27, 2010
1:14 AM

Post #8123178

I planted some Canna surrounded by Petunia's in a couple of large cement pillar pots next to the back deck wall. The Canna were from tuberous roots, so it's taken a couple months for them to show, and grow. No flowers from them as of yet, but the Petunia's took off like there's no tomorrow. Once the Petunia's start to die back, I'll probably change them out for some spring blooming Hyacinth's and Freesia.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 27, 2010
2:01 AM

Post #8123191

lovely

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 27, 2010
2:38 AM

Post #8123206

nice... cannas like so much water ... I am surprised you are able to keep up watering it

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 27, 2010
2:41 AM

Post #8123207

I agree. 2 years ago when I planted Canas They were huge and by the end of summer I couldnt get the roots out of the pot.
They make a dramatic statement tho.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 27, 2010
2:49 AM

Post #8123211

I have a bunch this year... just simply love them... hit & miss for me overwintering them... 1 year it was fine.. the next not so much.. going to try again this year

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 27, 2010
3:00 AM

Post #8123219

DD overwinters with luck. She was also marginally sucessful with Caladiums last year.
I never have been able to do anything like that. Basement is too dry.
Deepwater805
Bajamar
Mexico

September 27, 2010
4:18 AM

Post #8123276

Here's a shot from a Canna, Palm, and a couple Giant Bird of Paradise that I planted last year. The Canna did pretty good last year, but exploded this year. I know what you mean about their thirst though. With water retention in mind: I plant all my pots with that Miracle Grow water retentive soil, add a few sprinkles of water retentive polymer beads, and line the top soil with decorative gravel to reduce evaporation. This seems to help allot, and since I have to leave for weeks at a time, it becomes a must. So far so good.

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sylguy
Austin, TX

September 27, 2010
7:55 AM

Post #8123654

Wow, my tiger leafed cannas are bursting out of a 24" pot now and I may have to put them in something bigger...I'm thinking a big square on a square dolly. Digging big enough holes in my tough ass caliche is out of the question. I've lost the young guy that helped us to following a girlfriend out of town and I need to keep hubby fit for draggin' all my jewelry around to shows in October/November.

Friends always say what fun I must have doing jewelry shows...I do, but that's after we set-up! 'Till then it's like carrying tools and rocks...because that's what it is, stone and metal. :D

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 27, 2010
8:03 AM

Post #8123663

Welcome to my past D.
I made pottery and setting up was horrible .I loved selling ,it was great to meet the people who liked what I did.
Are you a jeweler? Rep?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2010
7:52 PM

Post #8128838

Been moving containers indoors already.. filled on pland stand...heres one shelf load!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2010
7:58 PM

Post #8128853

more...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2010
8:03 PM

Post #8128862

and more...still need to bring my imps in..

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2010
8:13 PM

Post #8128888

had this lil hitchhiker in one of my pots that I brought indoors...

Eeks, hope there are not any snakes or other "pets" that I do not want!

Well, the froggie is a keeper, he has been released back to the wilds of BLOSSOMVILLE here.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 30, 2010
2:50 AM

Post #8129093

hope there are no more friends either... eeekkk... I really have to get moving to get these containers in as well

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2010
2:53 AM

Post #8129096

We were supposed to have frost over the weekend. Its not going to happen now but temps at night will be in the 40's

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 30, 2010
2:56 AM

Post #8129099

might get down to 37 on Sunday night

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2010
3:21 AM

Post #8129110

Here we are !!!!!!!
New thread
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1132061/
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

September 30, 2010
5:44 AM

Post #8129208

Good Idea.. movin on! See ya'll there!

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