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MGCrystal
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 6, 2011
6:40 AM

Post #8409789

I am interested in ideas of how to grow my MG's on...pics of how and where you have it growing would be great! Thanks
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 6, 2011
8:36 AM

Post #8410018

MGCrystal - Fences, arbors, trellises, in pots with tall bamboo stakes tied into a teepee form, in pots and allow them to ramble along the ground, etc. These vines are pretty versatile, so you can grow them in a variety of ways. Here is a photo of different ways I grow mine. In pots with wire trellises and along my fence.

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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 6, 2011
8:42 AM

Post #8410035

And here is a photo of some MGs growing on a cattle panel arbor.

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MGCrystal
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 6, 2011
10:07 AM

Post #8410192

Wow! Pretty
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 6, 2011
2:48 PM

Post #8410648

Becky, those sure are pretty!
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 6, 2011
6:17 PM

Post #8411012

Thanks, MGCrystal and KayJones! :-)
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

March 9, 2011
10:00 AM

Post #8416475

I love the way they are growing Becky, very nice, you know that with those ridges on the buckets, it makes them look like planters, not buckets at all. They look great, you could probably paint them in several colors if you wanted, they have paints just for plastic too. They look great white though.

Becky, Have you noticed if any are getting brittle yet and how old are they. Some of the buckets here that I've had for about 4 years are breaking apart, but they have been outdoors the entire time, so the sun has beat them up. I am wondering how long they will last, it sounds like they would last just as long as other plastic pots to me.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 9, 2011
11:07 AM

Post #8416577

Antoinette - Thanks! I like the white color of the buckets because it matches my fence and reflects the intense heat of the sun. I had thought about spray painting them, but I really think that white is a good color for hot Florida.

I was told that the buckets should last 4-5 years. They will break down (decompose) from the weather. Which is fine. I can always replace them in the future.
patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 14, 2011
1:46 PM

Post #8426732

I missed this thread and another one completely. Love your blooms and
the beautiful presentation Becky. Georgous against the white fence.
kimarj
(Kim) Philadelphi, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 15, 2011
3:50 AM

Post #8427827

Just lovely! Becky when you say metal trellises are they store bought or your own creation? How many plants per bucket? You see where this is going right : ) I have seedlings popping up!
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 15, 2011
8:04 AM

Post #8428239

Kim - Here is an article on DG about using cattle panels to make arbors/hoop houses:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2879/

I have photos somewhere on the MG Forum showing how my cattle panel arbors were built. You could check around on some of the old threads to see if you can find those posts. I built the cattle panel arbors about 15-18 months ago.

This message was edited Mar 15, 2011 10:05 AM
MGCrystal
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 15, 2011
9:53 AM

Post #8428404

That would be so pretty covered in MG's...a nice place for the kids to hang out in also.
kimarj
(Kim) Philadelphi, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 15, 2011
12:33 PM

Post #8428617

Awesome! I wish I had that much room.I like your pots along the fence : ) gonna check out some old threads!Thanks :)

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