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Jen mine looks like I never dug it out for the last 3 years.. big & full.. took over that part of the slope again :(
we are going to try and get out as much as we can after this weekend.. told Randy I don't even care if we loose the black eyed susans that are there.. just get rid of it
Thats a hard decission and I amaze myself when I am willing to "off" a plant I thought was so special when I put it in the ground.
Right now spiderwort is growing on the roadside, outside of my fence.....I've been pulling all shoots that wander! Have more weeding to do in the veggie garden.....I was going to plant my cutting garden in rows this year, then decided to broadcast the seed instead....shoot me, please.....can't tell the weeds from the baby plants, & some are growing on top of each other!
Hi... I read this forum a LOT because my mountain zone is closer to yours than the rest of my state.
Having said that, I'll take ANY spiderwort anyone wants to send me!
mine might be mixed with black eyed Susan.. I can send you some if you still want em.. we are going to hopefully be digging them out next week
onewish1, that would be great... but I'm fund-less for postage (or anything else) until my next SS check since my debit card was compromised online.
Actually, mine is not spiderwort. Gotta figure out what it is.
Mine is, and it's blooming all over the place. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr......
Actually the bank will make good on the fraudulent charges, but being a small town bank rather than a national bank, they say 30-60 days. That doesn't buy any groceries this week!
ugh.. sorry.. bank of America had my funds back in a couple of weeks
if you are looking for some idea's for the yard check this out for some pictures of bedrock gardens in lee, nh - http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1265673/
When choosing nice containers, what takes priority when choosing the color, how it complements the plant, or the surroundings (house, patio, etc.)??
Of course I have cobalt blue ones that don't really go with either.
I match the plants with the pot which I picked out to go with the space in the first place. But that is in an optimal situation. So mostly I have pots that I have had for years that I put where they look best according to size, color and shape. Then they get planted with what ever I have or can buy that goes together. Some work, some don't, but as I love having tons of containers filled with color even those that aren't so perfect just become part of the chorus and blend with the rest or I move them to some spot where they look better.
But Jo Ann has some of the best containers that I have seen on DG so I think her ideas will be the best too. Patti
Obviously, the problem arises when you cannot match both.
I think the cobalt blue are classics, they go with everything
I have to match the house, then the plants need to compliment the container, I'll take a pic of the containers I just did, tomorrow
That's backwards! Clothes should be bought to match the hangers.
This sounds like a science.My planters were bought 10 years ago for the driveway of my old house because they were cheap and classic.
I joined my daughter, and hers were probably bought the same way.
OUR combined planters on the deck of the new house are eclectic to say the least.
I pretty much do what patti does as far as plants except I controle the major number and overall "look" by ordering choices from RD after a winter of plans.
The plants are combined for themselves. and because the planters dont stand out much , the plants are what are most visible.
I dont consult with DD as to which colors she is going to buy for her planters because she likes geraniums and petunias and all manner of flowers so I stick to colored leaves. Thats how the rail pot is white petunias and red geraniums and my pots in the area are deep subtle colors, a cacafiny( sp) of color.
We live together and there are areas where I just dont interfere.
Garden is a pleasure for both of us with different results which work when viewed overall.
I also love the cobalt pots but there is no place to store them over winter.
Victor, matching the pots with you eye color is always a safe bet. Patti
I buy pots for their color & form....my fav is cobalt...that said, this year I was too lazy to plant any pots, but I'm thinking about some annuals because the perennials will be gone quickly this year....