Photo by Melody

Container Gardening: Summer Containers Garden 2011

Communities > Forums > Container Gardening
bookmark
Forum: Container GardeningReplies: 246, Views: 1,727
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 26, 2011
1:53 PM

Post #8655975

This is a continuation of last thread on spring to summer containers gardening in zone 7b. Please join in and share your idea, thought ect. We came from here if you like to go back and visit. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1188992/

I've added several different perennials and annual vines to the arbor for added summer interest. Birds too love to come to the garden so I've hung a grain feeder here.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 26, 2011
1:59 PM

Post #8655984

OT, this isn't container grown, a newly added perennial coneflower to the garden. The blooms are bright and cheerful, so I thought I'll add it here.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 26, 2011
2:02 PM

Post #8655989

A different flowers that sort of explain my screen name :-) for I so love Lily;

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 26, 2011
2:06 PM

Post #8655996

One of the containers with annual Sunflower;

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 26, 2011
2:09 PM

Post #8656007

Cannas gives the area a 'tropical' ambien.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 26, 2011
2:15 PM

Post #8656021

Other containers-- to the right there is another canna which sent out its first bloom, this one is yellow with speckles. These cannas are also hardy here (zone 7b). At the end of the growing season, I simply cut the talks stalks down to the soil level, turn the container upside down. Then the following spring I just turn the pots side up and resume water and fertilizer, viola. Early summer they cheerfully reward the gardener with beauty.

This message was edited Jun 26, 2011 4:37 PM

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 26, 2011
5:41 PM

Post #8656410

Blue Butterfly plants (Cledrodendron blue) Million Bells and Sunflower;

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 27, 2011
5:36 AM

Post #8657146

A corner of the 'tropical garden'.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 28, 2011
7:05 AM

Post #8659629

Lotus and Gloriosa lilies blossoms.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 28, 2011
6:45 PM

Post #8660979

More blooms;

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 29, 2011
1:33 AM

Post #8661486

The Nana's are reported to be the smallest hosta. I will try for a photo with refrence point when the dun is up

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 29, 2011
2:46 AM

Post #8661499

Here's Nana with coffee spoon.

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 29, 2011
7:01 AM

Post #8661775

That's supper cool! Jo Ann. To show case demunitives, miniature tinsy tinies blooms. Here are some of them.

#1 Species butterfly bush. May I add regular hybrid BB's flowers are bigger than this typical inflorescent.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 29, 2011
7:04 AM

Post #8661782

Painter's Pellets, very intricate flowering wands with bright red color.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 29, 2011
7:08 AM

Post #8661790

Duranta charming blue blooms. Small, but not very very small. I'll return this evening with more tiny little darling blossoms. Such as 'Jewels of Opra' and others. Got to run for now. Have a good day in the garden everyone.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2011
9:25 AM

Post #8664038

I'm late in returning, but here is 'Jewels of Opra' as promised. I hope you can see how the tiny flowers and seeds are loveable.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2011
9:28 AM

Post #8664048

Another view;

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2011
9:30 AM

Post #8664053

just beautiful. I love how small a delicate they look.

Jan

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2011
9:33 AM

Post #8664062

One nice thing about them, they do reseed.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2011
9:36 AM

Post #8664068

I'm gonna have to look around for that one...

Jan

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2011
9:56 AM

Post #8664113

Jan, those plants can sometime be found at local box stores.

Larkie

Larkie
Camilla, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2011
10:49 AM

Post #8664222

I love the Jewel's of Opar, but be careful here in the south.. I have them everywhere, and I mean everywhere, lol.. I love them because the were a gift plant from my grandmother over 35 years ago..I love your containers, they are beautiful..

Larkie

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2011
11:35 AM

Post #8664366

Thanks Larkie, they're so delicate, even when they stray, they can only compliment other plantings. :)) I'm glad you've enjoyed the thread as well.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2011
1:47 PM

Post #8664585

Sunflower complimented by durantas' blue flowers.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2011
1:51 PM

Post #8664593

Lotus and Gloriosa lily;

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2011
3:14 PM

Post #8664766

that lotus is incredible... all your plants but seeing as how I'm admired lotus plants from afar that one really is catching my eye.

I took a stroll through your garden journal and just love the water feature you and your husband created, I'm sure your backs were breaking after that project.

Jan

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2011
3:20 PM

Post #8664784

Thank you Jan. Hard work paid off...that afforded us many years of enjoyment. I'm glad you've visited.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2011
3:28 PM

Post #8664801

I loved looking in on all your projects. A women after my own heart. Up north my garden buddies always came over to see what new project I was into...LOL

So your ws didn't seem to go as good as you thought??? I some last year and had over a 100 jugs, and oh my goodness, the plants were growing up out of the jugs before I could get them all transplanted...

Don't know if down here it is worth trying, but I might...

Thumbnail by meadowyck
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2011
6:48 PM

Post #8665151

Thank you Jan. I've not done alot of winter sowing lately. But I need to try again soon. Love that flower, cosmos?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2011
4:56 PM

Post #8666884

Here is an example how the demunitive 'Jewels of Opra' compliments other flowers. Here is Datura purpura.

This message was edited Jul 2, 2011 8:10 AM

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2011
5:14 PM

Post #8666908

Mexican sunflower. One.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2011
5:32 PM

Post #8666929

Two Mexican Sunflowers.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2011
5:35 PM

Post #8666934

Plumeria in blooms. Very fragrant blossoms.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 2, 2011
7:13 AM

Post #8667700

Not in container, lovely double bloom Echinaceas.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 2, 2011
11:48 AM

Post #8668138

I planted one Artichoke in this container. A Petunia seedling volunteered in the pot and docorates the pot nicely.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 3, 2011
6:31 AM

Post #8669322

Angel Trumpet -- container grown;

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 3, 2011
3:29 PM

Post #8670192

Verbena et al.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2011
6:42 AM

Post #8671211

Alamanda 'Jubilee' and Thunbergia grandiflora among purple fountain grass.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2011
6:46 AM

Post #8671218

For added interests, I've planted some annual vines. Lakwa vines, its first few fruits;

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 4, 2011
7:02 AM

Post #8671259

what is a Lakwa? can't find anything on google, I've never heard of this (which really isn't a surprise as since moving south I'm finding a lot of plants that I never heard of before...LOL). What does it taste like?

Jan

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2011
7:24 AM

Post #8671307

Jan, it's a fruit that is widely used in the Orient for cooking as well as medicinal. It definitely requires an acquired taste in order to fully appreciate the flavor. For a full flavor, I purchase the plump fruits from the Oriental market. What's I grow at home is purely ornamental. Try DG's pf. they have this vine on file. :))

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2011
7:25 AM

Post #8671314

Oh, picture above shown the leaves of the Lakwa vine. The red cherry tomatoes is red cherry tomatoes in container. :)

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 4, 2011
7:47 AM

Post #8671382

oh you silly, I knew those were tomatoes... LOL

Jan

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2011
9:27 AM

Post #8671587

Tehehehehe, I thought I've got you there for a minute. lol

Let's see what I've got here. This was the pix I intended to share. Another angle of the Lakwa fruits. I'm delighted that you're enjoying these along with me.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 4, 2011
8:41 PM

Post #8672808

I'm more than enjoying them, seeing has how I have nothing to enjoy. I did try to bring some of my clems but I'm afraid to say I think I will be seeing them pass on. The heat is too much for them. It is such a slow painful death of them to me... which is why I didn't bring them all (I had 38 of them).

I'm living my summer of gardening through your beautiful garden. So don't be shy with any pics...

Jan

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 5, 2011
11:11 AM

Post #8673868

Jan, I can only imagine the transition from gardening up North versus down South. Care to share more about your journey? I'll share more pics. soon.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 5, 2011
4:56 PM

Post #8674552

Oh lily it wasn't a happy one, which I hate to share here. I'll pm ya.

Keep up the pictures they are so wonderful, your pictures are so good that I sometimes think I could almost smell them, not so much as scent but just plants, at least I use to, but I've had no smell for the last 3 years so I try to remember how plants smelled, especially good composted horse manure, I really use to love the smell of a barn. I had the best nose every for smelling things, now nothing. That's what sinuse polyps disease will do to ya.

I'm really taking full advantage of everyones beautiful flower beds and gardens this summer.

Jan

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 5, 2011
5:09 PM

Post #8674582

Here this is just for you, Jan. I'm sorry to hear of your difficult experience with sinus polyps. I bet that affects your sense of taste as well. Hope things will improve soon. pm is welcomed.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 5, 2011
5:11 PM

Post #8674589

that is so beautiful... would you mind if I made that a background on my computer.????

yep, no taste as well. you learn to eat for texture...LOL

Jan

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 5, 2011
5:43 PM

Post #8674665

Jan, if you wished, I can dmail that flower to you so there is no writing on the pix. Just let me know. That's one of my fav. tropical hibiscus.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 5, 2011
6:12 PM

Post #8674728

oh yes, please send it to my reg email meadowyck @ g m a i l . com (without spaces of course...)

thanks so much.

your are a very talented photographer of your plants.

jan

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 5, 2011
6:19 PM

Post #8674745

Okay, I'll email you tomorrow, okay. Happy gardening everyone. Thanks Jan.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 13, 2011
6:59 PM

Post #8690981

Some of the containers in the front yard.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 13, 2011
7:04 PM

Post #8690989

Fragrant blooms of duranta.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 14, 2011
4:03 AM

Post #8691384

love the container plants, they would really look good in my yard...LOL

Don't ya love trying to sneek up on the butterflys to get a pic... One afternoon I spent 3 hours following one around my yard up north...

Jan

Thumbnail by meadowyck
Click the image for an enlarged view.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 14, 2011
4:05 AM

Post #8691388

As you can see this one had some damage, but I sure had fun that afternoon, felt like a kid again...LOL

Thumbnail by meadowyck
Click the image for an enlarged view.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 14, 2011
4:06 AM

Post #8691389

that last one, sorry about the lack of clearness , but I was taking to take an undershot and when ya get too close my camera doesn't do well. I just thought it was interesting shot.

Jan

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2011
6:48 AM

Post #8691631

My deckgarden is really filling out. The tall spikie plants are glads,they should bloom in a couple of days

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2011
6:49 AM

Post #8691632

more

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2011
6:49 AM

Post #8691633

yet more

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2011
6:49 AM

Post #8691634

still more

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2011
6:49 AM

Post #8691635

Stone walk

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 14, 2011
7:12 AM

Post #8691689

Thank you Jan for sharing the butterfly's pix. JoAnn, the containers on your deck are fab.!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2011
7:23 AM

Post #8691703

Its worth the wait all spring. Thanks Lily-love

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 14, 2011
7:45 AM

Post #8691728

I was pleasantly surprised to have discovered these blooms on my houseplant that was vacationing out in the back yard. 'Queen's Tear' brom.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 14, 2011
11:04 AM

Post #8692061

My best container combo. for the time being. :))

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 14, 2011
7:08 PM

Post #8692911

I so love that grass as well, I used it in containers all the time up north, now I found some here and I have 4 good size plants waiting for the horse manure before I plant them out in the yard here. They were an annual up north, so I'm hoping to see them around all the time where I'm at here.

Love your color combo... Queen's tears is a monster size plant...wow.

Jan

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2011
4:38 AM

Post #8693483

Jan, I read that the purple fountain grass is hardy to about 20F. degrees. The last few years it dipped down below 10F. down here, so I've to replace them each year. But it's worth it. To keep it attractive all summer. I selectively deadhead some of the faded blooms that become lighter and lost its purplish. They seem to look best that way. Alamanda 'Jubilee' are those mauve blooms. Then the Thungergia is the one with blue blooms. The La-kwa vine is trailing up that pot as well.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2011
4:45 AM

Post #8693489

Here is La-Kwa in pf : http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/61001/

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 15, 2011
11:10 AM

Post #8694108

I love me grasses...LOL I think that is why I've gone crazy over bamboo now that I can really have access to a lot of varieties. I'm getting two new ones tomorrow... I can hardly wait. I'll post some pictures of them when I get them home.

Going tonight to pick up 250 lbs of horse do do...

Jan

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2011
2:25 PM

Post #8694388

LOL Jan. Happy gardening. Be careful with what type of bamboo you're getting. Some varieties can spread and be such pests.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2011
2:29 PM

Post #8694397

Unusual blooms? Check this one out!

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2011
2:34 PM

Post #8694410

Hold your breath please, here come the open up version which carries an odorous aroma to attract pollinators -- the flies! Meet the oxotic looking of 'Starfish'.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2011
2:37 PM

Post #8694416

Among these cacti and succulents plants, there is a 'Queen of the Night' epi. that's making bud.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 15, 2011
6:53 PM

Post #8694883

I'm sorry but that starfish attacting flys would not be in my garden, that is down right nasty...rofl

Jan

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 16, 2011
6:01 AM

Post #8695433

These dwarf gladiolus are starting.
Kosmic

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 16, 2011
6:01 AM

Post #8695434

nuther view

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 17, 2011
5:58 PM

Post #8698477

Beautiful Glads. Jo Ann.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 17, 2011
6:00 PM

Post #8698481

The container to the front, dappled shade garden.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 17, 2011
6:04 PM

Post #8698482

The above container's mirror image on the other side of the entrance.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 18, 2011
2:30 AM

Post #8698837

nice pots

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 18, 2011
3:07 PM

Post #8700176

House Plant vacationing outside during the growing season.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Larkie

Larkie
Camilla, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 18, 2011
4:17 PM

Post #8700371

I used to have this plant and loved it.. Left it out one winter & might know, it was actually one year we had some winter, lol...Lost it.. Would you consider a trade or a small piece for postage?

Thanks..

Larkie

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 18, 2011
5:10 PM

Post #8700464

Larkie, you've dmail. FYI, queen's tears bromeliad will wither after the plant produces flowers. Like some of our exotic tropicals i.e. the 'Voodoo Lily' I'm fond of it but the tuber withers once it spends energy to produce flower.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2011
12:51 PM

Post #8702022

Mexican sunflowers, a butterflies and hummingbirds' magnet.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2011
12:55 PM

Post #8702034

Miscellaneous container grown. Featured here is 'Lipstick' flower. Next to the flower buds is an epi. :)

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2011
1:00 PM

Post #8702049

The Lipstick vine's first bloom of the season for me.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2011
1:35 PM

Post #8702104

There are more of the charming 'Lipsticks' to come. :)

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 19, 2011
2:13 PM

Post #8702169

now that lipstick vine is really unique.

Jan

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 20, 2011
9:25 AM

Post #8703714

It's a fun vine, Jan. The flowers while develope, they look like lipsticks coming out from a tube.

Here I've brugmansia 'Tropical Sunset' first blooms. Although some of these brugs. can be hardy in our climate here. I have some in containers, with lots of TLC they blooms much earlier in the season for me. Those planted on the ground in my neighborhood aren't making flower buds yet.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 21, 2011
1:04 AM

Post #8705366

I will definatly get coleus Sedona next year, This is with glads Kosmick

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 21, 2011
3:48 AM

Post #8705483

brugs will something that so many folks had up north which is the part of why I never had any, plus the fact that they could kill one of my dogs should they decide they wanted to sample it. So I never grew them, they are amazing, but one plant that never called me to take ownership of...

ge1836 that is most unusual one for sure.

Jan

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 21, 2011
3:51 AM

Post #8705490

Brent and Beckys said it was 12 to 24 inches. NOT.
Thanks its a Flevo I guess they re supposed to be dwarfs.The flowers are small but thats it.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2011
7:25 AM

Post #8705770

Hummm, I typed a response to Jan. Then it disappeared ... Jan, I understand your concern about brugs. I'm not sure it's a myth or fact. But, a healthy respect for nature is a must and caution is taken to protect our beloved furbabies. Love those colorful glads. Jo Ann.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2011
7:27 AM

Post #8705776

Lipsticks. :-)

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 21, 2011
10:46 AM

Post #8706266

OMG I have never seen a plant like that

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2011
12:29 PM

Post #8706486

LOL, Jo Ann. I have to appologize for the present of the green whishbone-like epi. right in the middle of the picture. This is actually a vine from a nearby basket.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 21, 2011
4:29 PM

Post #8707011

where did you get the lipstick plant? locally or did you mail order it, please share where if mail order...

thanks so much

Jan

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2011
4:38 PM

Post #8707041

I had the plants for several years now. Jan I'll check with the source, which is a small ma & pa nursery a county away from where I live. If they have them. I'll ask if they'll ship for you.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 21, 2011
6:42 PM

Post #8707331

oh how cool that would be.

thanks for taking the time to do that, no hurry as right now nothing being shipped would last... so I will be interested after september, should be ok by then to ship, especially since it most likely would be 2 day.

Jan

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2011
6:51 PM

Post #8707363

Their business is like a hole in the wall. That's small. I hope they're still around. But I'll keep you posted. It only gives me a chance to look at their lush looking plants lol. I need to quit for I don't need any more lol.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 23, 2011
3:47 PM

Post #8711152

you can never have enough...LOL

I'm glad I gave you an excuse..

Jan

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 24, 2011
7:29 PM

Post #8713271

Pic. taken today of more containers in the back yard.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 26, 2011
6:49 AM

Post #8715935

These might be my favorite combos.

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 26, 2011
6:50 AM

Post #8715936

I think small leaf coleus are just as nice as trailers.
This container has Mahogany Giant,Beckwiths Gem and for trailer Cantigne Royal.
\Plus a dicentra and Hosta Nana.

This message was edited Jul 26, 2011 8:51 AM

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 26, 2011
7:11 AM

Post #8715974

Great arrangements, Jo Ann.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 26, 2011
7:15 AM

Post #8715984

I just love this time of year when plants are mature.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2011
7:18 AM

Post #8715989

I too love those arangement! The Nana hosta is one tiny tinsy little bit hosta! Hi Arlene.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 26, 2011
7:20 AM

Post #8715992

I don't put my favorite hosta, plantaginea, in containers because deer love it TOO much!

Thumbnail by pirl
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2011
7:24 AM

Post #8716002

Awww, deers do look nice from a distance, not right in one's garden. Down here, beavers are more of a pest for me. They took down some of my favorite nornamental trees in the garden. :((

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2011
7:28 AM

Post #8716006

I've got scattered reblooming clem. among others.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 26, 2011
7:33 AM

Post #8716019

I have some clem's as well.

How do you protect your gardens from beavers?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2011
8:03 AM

Post #8716076

We don't! Just kidding, Arline, we tried to raise chicken wire mesh around the trees that we "think" that are vulnerable. Usually we failed thus far for they are capable of chewing two feet above ground-- as if the critters know how to climb up tree. DH thinks he needs to stay up all night and hunt for them critters. lol
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 26, 2011
8:47 AM

Post #8716158

Hmmm...beaver stew?

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2011
3:36 AM

Post #8717906

the pic of your hubby up at night in the garden looking for them varmits...LOLOLO thanks for my laugh to start the morning.

ok off to get ready for work.

Jan

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
6:36 AM

Post #8718119

Have a good day at work Jan. The idea maybe amusing, but in reality it's never going to happen. lol We call the day off with the roosters anymore. Gone are those days that we can stay up well into the wee hours...

Hoya's blooms from hanging basket.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
6:39 AM

Post #8718131

Oh Arlene, I appologize for being tone-deaf. Goodness beaver stew? I haven't thought of that one. lol
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 27, 2011
6:45 AM

Post #8718147

We're also past the point of staying up all night to spot the deer, Kim.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
6:52 AM

Post #8718181

Jan, yesterday I went and look for that little nursery that I purchased this vine years ago ... sadly, the strip of the shopping center has changed beyond my recognition. There is now a Zazby and numerous others stores that weren't there before. So I stopped by HomeDepot and asked one of the nice ladies that waited on me there, she recalled the name of the store "Sun Shine" was closed over a year ago.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
7:02 AM

Post #8718222

One of my fav. containers over the years. A 'bonsai' wana-be. lol Actually it's a dwarf Crepe Myrtle "plant in a pot". If the condition is just right. The draping shape of the plant will be smothered with flowers soon as the summer winding down.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 27, 2011
7:22 AM

Post #8718261

Thank you, Kim! You're the best. I love that container!

A DG friend sent me two Crape Myrtles a few years ago and I potted them up and now the smallest one is blooming while the other grows taller. Now, hoping that my little one will grow prostrate, I'll be sure to keep it potted.

Thumbnail by pirl
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
3:52 PM

Post #8719392

Arlene, I love that shade of pink CM. Then the yellow center highlights it even more. I've a second one, from this corner you can see the bonsai's like of the little tree.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 27, 2011
5:22 PM

Post #8719571

That's great. Did you train it to that shape? Love the trunk!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
5:32 PM

Post #8719585

No, I wished I could take credit for that, but it came from the nursery like it's. :))
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 27, 2011
5:34 PM

Post #8719592

Rats! I was hoping you'd give me a lesson!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
5:38 PM

Post #8719610

LOL, this one is genetic I afraid, nothing we can do to alter its shape. lol
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 27, 2011
6:01 PM

Post #8719672

I can't imagine you'd want to change the trunk, Kim. It's so beautiful.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
6:24 PM

Post #8719696

No, I can't either. Arlene, look up Creoles CM, see if you find them online. I just came back in from watering the garden. One of the baskets is marked "Creole Crepe Myrtle" from Hazelwood nursery in Pell City Al. :) I've two pink and a lavender of these dwarf kind.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 27, 2011
6:27 PM

Post #8719707

They are only "marginally hardy" here, Kim, so I'm sticking with the Native American names. I have Powhatan and love it. That one is tree form where my original 18 year old CM is Zuni.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
6:39 PM

Post #8719741

Correct, Arlene. It's indeed marginally hardy starting from your zone 7a to warmer climate. Thanks all for your participation on this thread. Have a good evening, I shall return tomorrow.

This is Japanese windflower (in the garden and not in container).

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2011
6:40 PM

Post #8719744

sad to hear that things changed so much in that area. Gone a year, wonder if the downturn in the US put them out of business.

Thanks for taking the time to go check.

Jan

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2011
6:56 PM

Post #8719790

Yes, lots of turn over with small businesses in small cities and little towns. I hope our downturn will take up an up swing in the near future. Hugs to all.
Kim

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 28, 2011
4:10 AM

Post #8720424

Favorites today most likely the rest of what I didnt photo the other day.
Beckwiths gem

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 28, 2011
4:10 AM

Post #8720425

.Gays delight

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 28, 2011
4:11 AM

Post #8720426

.gem and cantigne royal

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 28, 2011
4:11 AM

Post #8720427

.deck group

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 28, 2011
4:12 AM

Post #8720428

.scaveola

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 28, 2011
4:12 AM

Post #8720432

.trailing queen white zinnia profusion

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 28, 2011
4:13 AM

Post #8720436

.Finally Chinese Houses, such a disapointment after Tom Toms impressive plants. Seeds started in May.

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 28, 2011
9:21 AM

Post #8720875

Jo Ann, the caladium or is that the dainty looking flower called "Chinese Houses"?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 28, 2011
9:32 AM

Post #8720908

The dainty flower is Chinese Houses. The caladium is White Queen.
In real life and realy success with seed starting they are 2-3 feet tall and sturdy and loaded with blooms.
I am not going to try this again. Seed starting no matter where,in the house or outside,is just not for me.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 30, 2011
12:11 PM

Post #8725519

I understand. Of all the seedlings I've ever tried, it was a tree that turned out well. I'm looking forward to seing the tree to yield flowers. :))

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 30, 2011
12:13 PM

Post #8725526

Brugmansia in container.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 30, 2011
5:45 PM

Post #8726122

Yellow blooms 'Crown of Thorns' and canna.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 31, 2011
8:38 AM

Post #8727190

I really like seeing others' container combos. Here is an urn at the corner of my house. It was tulips this spring and now has brug mansia ("Charles Grimaldi") in the center (still small - I started it from a twig this spring), lantana (white and "Confetti") and green and bronze ("Georgia Brown") sweet potato.

Thumbnail by LeawoodGardener
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 31, 2011
8:59 AM

Post #8727232

LeawoodGardener, that's a very well put together container planting. I remember having seen some of your posting on the spring garden that were out of this world- beauty. Welcome to the thread. And thank you for sharing your joy of gardening. Charles G. brug is going to be a show-case when it comes into blooms! I see that full sun condition is agreable with brugs in your setting. Well done!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 31, 2011
9:02 AM

Post #8727241

Plumeria in blooms.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 31, 2011
9:20 AM

Post #8727308

Leawood gardner.That is stunning. Doyou leave the tulip bulbs in the container?
I am adding the sweet potato to my faves trailers list.Lovely soft colors.

This message was edited Jul 31, 2011 11:21 AM

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 31, 2011
9:57 AM

Post #8727388

Trailing plants are made for container's fillers. They enhance the focal planting I think.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 31, 2011
11:38 AM

Post #8727622

Thanks, all. get1836 - no, I take out the tulips after they finish in the spring.

Here's a thread about forcing tulips for my containers: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1050342/

This is what the urn looked like last spring with "Princess Irene" tulips - the photo was taken April 19, 2011.

This message was edited Jul 31, 2011 12:39 PM

Thumbnail by LeawoodGardener
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 31, 2011
12:05 PM

Post #8727679

LeawoodG, that's one pleasing view of garden's art.!!! Exquesite in designing, envision that setting. I love, love it.

editted for typo.

This message was edited Sep 28, 2011 7:59 AM

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 31, 2011
1:31 PM

Post #8727843

Looking like cucuber's flowers. These are La-kwa's flowers with air-born friend.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 31, 2011
1:35 PM

Post #8727853

If the above friend did a good job (of pollinating), this is the result; A baby La-kwa is born: :-)

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 31, 2011
1:39 PM

Post #8727865

Here is Junior a little way down the road. A young La-Kwa fruit.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 31, 2011
2:22 PM

Post #8727945

Second flush of blooms on this commonly known as 'Million Bells'. After the first wave of blooms. I sheared them back to 1/3 and gave them a weak balanced fertilizer. Viola, the second wave of blooms soon appeared.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 1, 2011
6:30 AM

Post #8729260

Datura this morning.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 4, 2011
7:53 AM

Post #8736303

This morning;

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

August 4, 2011
9:54 AM

Post #8736508

Lily-Love wrote: "Trailing plants are made for container's fillers. They enhance the focal planting I think."

I agree. Here's a photo of an urn I planted last autumn - a snowflake mum with lysimachia (moneywort/creeping Jenny) "Goldilocks"

Thumbnail by LeawoodGardener
Click the image for an enlarged view.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

August 4, 2011
9:58 AM

Post #8736513

Several years ago I planted two large urns with trailing lantana - a bright yellow and a lavender. By fall they were spectacular.

Thumbnail by LeawoodGardener
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 7, 2011
7:45 AM

Post #8741672

Those are very attractive, LeawoodGardener. A job well done!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 7, 2011
7:47 AM

Post #8741675

Some tropical blooms in the garden at present.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 7, 2011
9:56 AM

Post #8741909

Lotus in a small tub.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 8, 2011
8:23 AM

Post #8744048

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1206940/
Above is a thread about a different type of container plants in the garden.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 9, 2011
6:43 PM

Post #8747591

Late blooming Lotus this eve.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2011
6:53 AM

Post #8748303

Crotons et al.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2011
2:59 PM

Post #8749203

Mexican Sunflower;

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 11, 2011
4:45 PM

Post #8750969

Although brugmansias can be hardy here in our zone. I've a selected few in containers. This is one of the named cultivars;

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 11, 2011
6:45 PM

Post #8751206

The dramatic change in colors of the brug. during different stages of development. Same brug as posted above.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 12, 2011
9:21 AM

Post #8752086

Oh so beautiful when they all open. The fragrant is pleasing in early morning hours. So in short, the buds begun from banana-green to yellow to white then finally turn to pink.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 15, 2011
11:24 AM

Post #8757779

Red, white and blue basket of petunias.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 15, 2011
11:43 AM

Post #8757802

Tropical ginger.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 15, 2011
2:26 PM

Post #8758011

Dwarf plumeria and 'firecrackers'.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 15, 2011
2:31 PM

Post #8758025

Adenium or 'Desert Rose' blooms.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 15, 2011
7:10 PM

Post #8758445

From a very small blooms of the dwarf plumeria 'Dwarf Pink Singapore' (one before last pic.). To the very large bloom of 'Raspberry'. A bright pink plumeria.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 15, 2011
7:13 PM

Post #8758452

And from small cluster of blooms above, to a large inflorescent with lot, lot of flowers that of 'Kona Hybrid #26' plumeria.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kiseta
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)

August 15, 2011
7:46 PM

Post #8758519

Lily, is that a lake in front of your house or you live in the Golf. My son used to live in Mobile, and they where able to grow things that I can't here in Augusta. Now they live in NC outerbanks , just like you ,have a creek in front of they house. I keep telling my DIL to plant some nice flowers on the bank, but they just have grass, what a waist of space.I like your flowers, first time this year I did not grow Mexican Sunflower, I miss that red color, always reminds me of Hungarian paprika, since I am a Hungarian I always try to plant something I remember from home. I have in the container some puple Angelonia with orange zinnia and some white bacopa. It is very prity but it has been some hard Summer to keep everything alive in this heat. Etelka

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 16, 2011
5:20 AM

Post #8759074

Etelka
Quoting: ...always reminds me of Hungarian paprika, since I am a Hungarian...
I can totally relate. I especially favor 'tropicals' since that was my first love, I gathered. :)) One major thing with the love of these flowers. They require lot of care, plus they're not winter hardy. I've to haul them inside comes end of the growing season.

Mexican flowers, I've just discovered them this season. Butterflies and hummingbirds just adore those flowers. I'm glad I've found them.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

August 18, 2011
9:59 AM

Post #8763078

The brugmansia ("Charles Grimaldi") in my urns are finally starting to bloom. The first bloom will probably open tonight.

Thumbnail by LeawoodGardener
Click the image for an enlarged view.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

August 18, 2011
10:02 AM

Post #8763082

The bougainvillea is also (finally!) starting to bloom.

Thumbnail by LeawoodGardener
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 20, 2011
9:43 AM

Post #8766259

LG, those are absolutely gorgeous!!!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 22, 2011
12:01 PM

Post #8771145

'Dwarf Pink Singapore' finally is making its debut;

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 22, 2011
6:13 PM

Post #8771846

Various others containers plantings.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 26, 2011
5:34 PM

Post #8778699

This M.E.M. brug blooms almost continously for months now, while most others (brugs) still in dormancy stage.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
7:02 AM

Post #8779388

Here are some of my pots. They are much simpler than some of the lovely ones I've seen here.

Thumbnail by DonnaMack
Click the image for an enlarged view.

DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
7:04 AM

Post #8779390

I just grow a bunch of seeds and put the excess into pots. Does she like blue and purple? Yes!

Thumbnail by DonnaMack
Click the image for an enlarged view.

DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
7:11 AM

Post #8779406

I have them in the front and on the side of the house.

Thumbnail by DonnaMack
Click the image for an enlarged view.

DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
7:14 AM

Post #8779411

Three kinds of salvia farinacea, with a baby Oregano Kent Beauty

Thumbnail by DonnaMack
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2011
7:24 AM

Post #8779422

((((((((((Donna)))))))))) I like those combos. Nicely done.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2011
8:23 AM

Post #8779508

Some of the container in partial shade, seems it's getting leggy and not producing much flowers.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
5:00 PM

Post #8780150

Thank you sweetie. I'm inspired by people like you.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 1, 2011
6:54 AM

Post #8788293

Brugmansia blossom; One of the seedlings that I created myself. Unfortunately I lost tract of the parentage record. I named this one 'Amy'. (unofficial name -- not registered).

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 1, 2011
6:57 AM

Post #8788297

Plumeria 'Dwarf Pink Singapore'.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 3, 2011
6:48 AM

Post #8791289

Hydechium blooms. These are mildly fragrant.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 3, 2011
8:46 AM

Post #8791435

So, so beautiful!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 3, 2011
9:23 AM

Post #8791471

Thank you Donna, I'm glad you enjoy these blooms as well. How is your garden coming along this time of year?

Amy Lou this morning.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 3, 2011
9:27 AM

Post #8791476

Other Brugs. are showing signs of happy to bloom as the weather shifts toward autumn air.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 3, 2011
10:43 AM

Post #8791557

In my garden right now roses are king. They are blooming over and over - it's delightful.

Heritage in a self watering pot.

Thumbnail by DonnaMack
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 3, 2011
11:30 AM

Post #8791596

A beauty that delights the senses! She's beautiful!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 3, 2011
11:33 AM

Post #8791599

Plumerias are Queens in my small 'tropical' garden.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 3, 2011
4:17 PM

Post #8791870

Your plants are oh so beautiful. A number of them I have only seen in Hawaii. I remember the scents. Plants like these bring something very special to your life.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 4, 2011
5:37 PM

Post #8793353

Indeed, those tropicals do give us the sense of being far away...moments. I'm thankful of the bounty.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 7, 2011
7:22 AM

Post #8797454

Plumeria called 'Raspberry' this morning.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 7, 2011
7:35 AM

Post #8797478

'Kona Hybrid #26' plumeria next to Raspberry.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2011
11:47 AM

Post #8797760

Just extraordinary. I really have to move south!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 7, 2011
12:05 PM

Post #8797777

Common down Donna, we can gardening together. Move South when mortgate is affordable.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2011
2:24 PM

Post #8797955

I'm looking seriously at North Carolina. Very seriously. I've been there several times and the people, climate and surroundings are lovely. Not to mention taxes and housing costs. I go there every year and I' going to make a couple of trips next year to scout it out.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 7, 2011
3:51 PM

Post #8798067

Good choices, best wishes to you. Please keep touch.

'Elizabeth' hedychium begins to open up, (a tropical ginger) which is hardy here.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2011
6:18 PM

Post #8799838

Stalk bulbine, plant is said to be originated from Africa. I afraid it's not hardy here, so it's in container culture.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2011
6:34 PM

Post #8799876

Another tropical, Blue Sky Vine.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2011
6:38 PM

Post #8799882

'Buterfly Ginger' this can be hardy here. This emits a very pleasant fragrant.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2011
6:40 PM

Post #8799885

This also has a fragrant that's similar to that of the white flowered ginger.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8799889

This hedychium look pretty, but has no fragrant likes the other two.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
8:09 AM

Post #8800489

I'm thinking that by moving further south, the gorgeous plants I have to keep indoors in fall and winter can be outdoors.

It will be a couple of years before I make a move. And I certainly intend to take all my garden friends with me.

Donna

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2011
8:14 AM

Post #8800503

Donna, I hope that I didn't mislead you to believe that these beauties I've shown in this thread are "outdoor". These are just a "small" portion of the "portable tropical garden" in my collection. I watch for the first frost date, and try to get them all situated in my basement every year. The basement is equip with bells and whistles to keep them flourish over the winter. Then every spring, I watch for last date of frost. Out go all the tropical back to the out side.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2011
8:18 AM

Post #8800509

Hoya's second flush of blooms, as well as 'Lipstick' vine.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 9, 2011
8:33 AM

Post #8800517

edited to removed comment, as I never meant to offend.
Jan


This message was edited Sep 9, 2011 10:57 AM

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2011
8:42 AM

Post #8800527

"caretaker"? Jan, I hope you're not angry with me for some reason? Hope what you've said has not a smidgent of conotation?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2011
2:44 PM

Post #8801020

Another tropical/tender perennial; 'Blue Butterflies'.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
3:28 PM

Post #8801101

I love the bells and whistles. I've never had more than brugs and cannas (and where did those come from?!!). But I now have a few indoor plants, like an abutilon, a ficus erecta, and mimosa plant. I want more!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2011
3:43 PM

Post #8801126

Tropicals surrender a brightness that not many others (plants) can compete. Here is crotons under the evening sun rays. Yes, Donna, it's like eye-candies. But like Jan has suggested, it takes lot of hard work for our climate. Unless we're on the Keys (west) or Hawaii or some some other tropical Islands.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
5:15 PM

Post #8801251

I actually see crotons quite often here. Indoors, of course. But they are amazingly available. The only things that compete are lilies. I'm in the process of removing lilies from pots to store in my mini fridge till spring. These are all in pots, and the pots also have roses. Not as glorious as your beauties, but that's the price we northerners pay!

Thumbnail by DonnaMack
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2011
5:18 PM

Post #8801260

Now, when comes to liliums, Donna. Those are hardy here in our climate. If we can control critters that love to munch on them. We should have good success around zone 7-8 on ward. It's you that inspired me with growing lilies. Some fantastic specimens.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
9:57 PM

Post #8801669

Oh, you pay me a huge compliment mentioning me in conjunction with inspiration for you! I love looking at your pics on threads. You have the most wonderful plants.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 11, 2011
7:00 PM

Post #8804228

Thanks Donna, our feeling of one another is that of a mutual admiration. Gardening is a joy that is it lasting, never is a quick fix. :)) This early morning I caught a glimpse of one of my plumerias displaying a coloring which I haven't noticed before. The remainder of the day I was away. I'll check again tomorrow and see how these turn out.


'Kona Hybryd #26' shows a big influent of yellow to their petals, never have I seen this before.

This message was edited Sep 11, 2011 8:01 PM

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 12, 2011
7:51 AM

Post #8804920

Kona Hybrid #26, does take on a very nice coloration. It begun with a very deep red then gradually turned this attractive peachy color. Here it's this morning.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 12, 2011
8:14 AM

Post #8804955

You do that too? Go out and examine a plant in the morning and then examine it several times to get a better sense of its metamorphosis? I put some plants on my patio to make it easier to see the changes. I think it's wonderful.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 12, 2011
8:25 AM

Post #8804966

They do change alot with close observation, I've noticed. Fascinating a development!. I'm grateful I've the opportunity to enjoy nature in this intimate setting.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 12, 2011
2:32 PM

Post #8805484

I just adore doing outside and examining my beauties. For me it's an integral, peaceful part of the day.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

September 14, 2011
5:11 PM

Post #8808671

The cooler weather has really given my tropicals a boost. The mandevilla in these two urns has really grown!

Thumbnail by LeawoodGardener
Click the image for an enlarged view.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

September 14, 2011
5:13 PM

Post #8808675

And my brugmansia has finally started to bloom. July to September was unbearably hot and dry here. Don't ASK about my water bill!

Thumbnail by LeawoodGardener
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 14, 2011
5:17 PM

Post #8808676

Those are really gorgeous LeawoodGardener. I like the compostion. Is that 'Charles Gimaldi' brugmansia? I can't wait until mine blooms.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 14, 2011
5:23 PM

Post #8808683

Not sure, what I've here (until the pix is enlarged) Ours on the other hand is winding down. Most tropicals are winding down. Mealybugs did a number on my Mandevilla this summer. I can't use chemical so I had to forego my plants to rid off the majority of the mealybug. It's hard to combat bugs in the garden when you're organic-gardening.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

September 15, 2011
5:38 AM

Post #8809230

Wow. How impressive. I try to keep the chemicals to a minimum, but I cannot go totally organic. There is something in my nature that says, 'if it's a problem, treat it.'

Yes, the brugmansia is 'Charles Grimaldi' - it's a fast-growing, dependable variety that I've had for several years. I take cuttings each fall for the next year's plants. They are about a foot tall when I put them out. In the cool weather, their scent fills the garden in the evening and morning, as I water.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2011
6:29 AM

Post #8809318

Quoting: if it's a problem, treat it.
I can understand that. After all, we wanted to protect our pride plants. I'm with you. I love Charles G. (pardon the mispell of its name earlier). The yellow bud posted above must be something else, and not Charles.

This flower, Mexican hydrangea (Cleo. bungie) is very fragrant. (this isn't in a container -- they spread agressively).

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2011
8:59 AM

Post #8809523

The mentioned yellow brugmansia;

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2011
9:02 AM

Post #8809527

As the weather cooled down somewhat, Orchid is making buds.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 16, 2011
6:44 AM

Post #8810766

Some late bloomers. Actually these bloomed off and on all summer long.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 16, 2011
7:07 AM

Post #8810787

So were the tropical hibiscus.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 16, 2011
8:26 AM

Post #8810894

The yellow angel trumpet bud I posted turns out white this morning. That complete my wishes, I had yellow, then pink, now white brugs that bloom this year. Those in container did well. Those planted directly in garden not so much due to bad weather.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 16, 2011
3:03 PM

Post #8811358

What a beautiful thing. Is that a musa near it?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 16, 2011
3:08 PM

Post #8811365

Yes, Donna it's musa/banana. It's said to be marginally hardy up to zone 8. I could take a chance of it being outside, but I'm planning on bringing that one indoor too
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2011
4:45 AM

Post #8811943

I have a friend who had two huge ones. They were taken outside when in it warms here (which takes forever) and then pulled in when it gets cold. Last year I was given an offset in a pot, and I was thrilled. It was a little tough finding a spot for it, since it tended to burn in some locations, but I found one and it quickly grew to about three feet tall.

I'm glad I took such good care of it, because my friends missed the "winter window" and their big ones died. Since I had their offspring, I happily handed it back to be grown and propagated in the future. I'm really looking forward to having another.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2011
3:23 PM

Post #8812502

Over the years, I found one of the joy of gardening is that we share lasting joy.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2011
3:26 PM

Post #8812504

'Blue butterfly' another container grown tropical.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2011
9:50 PM

Post #8812930

Yes, I agree about the joy. I find myself corresponding with people all over about it. The ability to create and live with such beauty! And speaking of beauty, 'Blue Butterfly" almost looks like a sweet pea.

We are preparing to bring plants in here. My roses and perennials are still outside, but some of my more tender plants have been brought in. I try to look at the bright side. They are closer, and easier to see (and obsess over!)

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 19, 2011
5:22 PM

Post #8815473

Down here our tropicals can still get the benefit of being outdoor until mid. November. Night temp. has dropped considerably the last week here, but we are a long way off before the big move.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 28, 2011
7:32 AM

Post #8827684

Autumn's signs has begun to show down South. Some of the deciduous trees begun to shed their leaves prematurely due to the year's intermittent drought. Temp. although still hot and humid--during the days -- as usual, but the welcoming cool air at night is a gentle reminder that the growing season is soon to end... for the year.

Just as the weather cool down, that triggers brugs. to send out more blooms in the garden. Beside the pink, yellow and white. An apricot, or peachy color brug was a pleasant surprise found in the garden this morning.

Please come and join in with the next thread. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1222930/

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

You cannot post until you register and login.


Other Container Gardening Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Growing tomatoes upside down BittysGarden 112 Jul 19, 2009 5:51 AM
Raspberry Plants in Containers MummyOF4dolls 23 Mar 27, 2012 4:00 PM
Flower Pouches? nathalyn 80 Sep 11, 2008 10:49 PM
Growin' bags kwells 53 Aug 24, 2008 3:12 PM
How to make papercrete containers. Tomtom 423 May 5, 2013 3:52 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America