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Container Gardening: My Deck Garden 2013

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 30, 2013
2:12 AM

Post #9539096

Hope this isnt a duplicate thread
http://smilebox.com/playBlog/4d7a59334f5445344e7a453d0d0a&blogview=true

jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2013
5:45 AM

Post #9540531

Very nice, you've given me some ideas, Thank you
Christine

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 31, 2013
5:48 AM

Post #9540536

Thanks
I work on the combos all winter.It keeps me from going nuts.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2013
11:16 AM

Post #9553672

Its been a few weeks since I last posted the Deck Garden
Lets see how things look now

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jaimelemon

jaimelemon
St. Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2013
2:27 PM

Post #9553929

Very pretty!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

June 10, 2013
2:56 PM

Post #9553957

Yes, coming along nicely.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2013
2:58 PM

Post #9553962

thanks
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

July 7, 2013
8:35 PM

Post #9590869

Ge, you always do a nice job with plant combos, but I am also impressed by your containers. I feel like the container queen, but I cannot afford to purchase pricey containers so I make the rounds early in the season, picking and choosing what I know will work.
Marcia

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 8, 2013
1:05 AM

Post #9591010

My container overload is from 15 years of planting in a narrow driveway at the old house.
DDand I combined our collections when we moved into the new house.
They aren't all mine.
The latest pix ,I see I havnt posted in a month.

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2013
1:10 AM

Post #9591012

You have a nice variety. Looking good.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 8, 2013
4:29 AM

Post #9591082

The Latest

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jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2013
4:37 AM

Post #9591086

Lovely, you do such great work..
Christine

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 8, 2013
4:53 AM

Post #9591095

Thanks Christine

jaimelemon

jaimelemon
St. Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 8, 2013
7:20 AM

Post #9591285

What is the name of the green/pink/orange succulent in the 3rd picture of the last batch? It is so pretty!!!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2013
7:42 AM

Post #9591312

I don't know if ge is here but that's Kalanchoe luciae (Flapjacks, Paddle Plant). Beautiful, isn't it?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 8, 2013
7:53 AM

Post #9591328

Thanks Cvill.It was x4 smaller last year.I hated to leave it to the snow and freezees.DD will carry it in for me this fall.
We have had 10 straight days of humidity and rain,the poor desert plant doesnt know what to do.
Over on AllThings Plants there is a place to post pictures and tag the plants.Its really neat.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

July 8, 2013
10:14 AM

Post #9591542

ge, do you fill your containers with soil or do you have some false bottoms? I have to use spacers of different sorts or else the pots are too heavy to move. I love that you have clay spacers below the pots.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 8, 2013
11:23 AM

Post #9591605

Some of mine,in fact most of mine are filled. I learned the false bottom trick too late on DG.
The containers stay outside all winter and I top off in spring with compost and more potting soil,mix in as far down as I can reach.
This one of a pair of containers have a 16 inch planter that drops into the tops.Just dumb luck that worked out the way it did.
Its not so much the weight but the expense of filling every year.
If there is a container with a whole lot of root growth that takes out a lot of soil when I take annuals out at end of season,that container gets a false bottom and new soil mix.

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jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2013
11:45 AM

Post #9591637

I love the purples, the container is fantastic it looks just like wicker, is it ceramic?
Christine

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 8, 2013
11:58 AM

Post #9591652

Its a woven pattern in a inexpensive fiberglass planter.Christmas Tree Shope around $20.00 each.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2013
4:39 AM

Post #9592552

Those little red sentries complete the job.

Is your deck in the front of the house where everyone gets to see the fruits of your labor? I like to put my best foot forward as I live on a street with sidewalks and passersby. Due to a long, cold spring, I got a late start, did not overwinter too many too well, and take very little credit for container composites. Ge, I KNOW you have been working year round on these.

jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 9, 2013
4:41 AM

Post #9592553

Thanks ge, guess I need to take a trip up to Albany
Christine

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2013
5:34 AM

Post #9592592

Goodmorning:
Deck is on the back but as we are set at an angle our back yard and most large gardens are visible to 3 neighbors back decks.

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