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rockette

rockette

(Zone 4b)

May 27, 2013
8:04 PM

Post #9536318

Has anyone tried the flower towers and if so, what type of flower did you select? Thanks.
fordpickup
Clinton, IN

May 29, 2013
9:27 AM

Post #9538309

Got one built but thats as far as it has went .

rockette

rockette

(Zone 4b)

June 4, 2013
7:54 PM

Post #9546725

A picture of the flower tower.

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rockette

rockette

(Zone 4b)

June 8, 2013
8:51 AM

Post #9551008

this is a picture of petunia flower towers.

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

August 2, 2013
1:36 PM

Post #9619563

Rockette, I am curious now that it is august how your towers are doing?

rockette

rockette

(Zone 4b)

August 2, 2013
3:50 PM

Post #9619661

Happgarden, they are doing better than expected. I added a few more petunias but they all filled nicely. I will do this again next year. I like the tower better than container because folks can see everything from a distance. The marigold flower tower back is towards the house so I didn't fill the backside with flowers and no one knew.

Edited to say I added moss roses to the marigold tower and the reds really added color.

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rockette

rockette

(Zone 4b)

August 5, 2013
5:28 PM

Post #9622512

Happgarden, the picture is one of two petunia flower towers. The other has more purple and red.

I will do these again next year. Easy maintenance.

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

August 6, 2013
2:25 PM

Post #9623326

omg those are amazing! Stunning. Smart woman not to fill in the back side no one would be seeing...rofl.

I will have to try those next year.

I have a three tier pot full of caladiums that I use every year that I really enjoy. They are in a shady area and I always use the white caladiums because they bring light to a very dark area.

But those towers are amazing. Thank you for posting another picture of them matured.

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rockette

rockette

(Zone 4b)

August 6, 2013
5:01 PM

Post #9623463

Happgarden, those look like white Christmas caladiums. Beautiful. Thanks for the picture. I have three-tier planters not used for a few years because they dried out quickly. This is my first year for caladiums and love the colors...after seeing your pic i am thinking next year I will use the three tier for caladiums.
cytf
Staten Island, NY

August 20, 2013
12:30 PM

Post #9636342

I have tried this one using terracotta pots and the rebar

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cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2013
10:31 AM

Post #9640073

Interesting, cytf, and I expect it will become amazing.
cytf
Staten Island, NY

August 24, 2013
11:28 PM

Post #9640606

thank you Cathy166, every year I try to add different flowers.I am thinking about putting another one in partial shade next year.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2013
6:37 AM

Post #9640734

Very pretty cytf.
cytf
Staten Island, NY

August 25, 2013
10:55 AM

Post #9640945

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

August 28, 2013
8:36 AM

Post #9643847

Every year our mg group plants the plantings around our small city. After seeing yours I may do that next year. We call them barrels but they are rod iron but about the size of a trash barrel, so short plantings can sometimes look a little odd, but a tower would really look good (if I could get them to look 1/2 as good as yours).
cytf
Staten Island, NY

August 28, 2013
12:34 PM

Post #9644035

Hi happgarden , when you are ready to build yours just D mail me and I will mail you the article from the magazine that I got the idea from.I do not mind sharing with my garden buddies
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2013
12:45 PM

Post #9644041

Well it won't be until spring of next year...rofl. They are so hard to plant and make look like anything that I probably won't forget.

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