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cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2013
7:02 AM

Post #9592720

For several reasons I started to do a lot of container planting at least 5 years ago.

For one thing, our deck gets a lot of sun, so we put in 35-gallon containers for tomato plants and other small vegetables. We also had a garden with a highly invasive plant so I pulled all the lilies and put them in containers. Then it seemed that the foliage plants did so well in containers and wintered indoors, and we were well on the way. Certain zone 8 and 9 plants are started indoors. Now when a plant is not happy we try moving the container to a happier location. Plants that get sunburned go to a northern exposure with partial shade.

I like to mix different plants with similar watering needs, but sometimes I goof and one of the plants seems to take over. Creativity via necessity. What do you do?
Marcia

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 9, 2013
3:43 PM

Post #9593271

Hi Cathy!

I grow a lot of things in containers around my garden for a number of reasons - it gives me some spots of color on the patio, where everything else is hot, hard surface and it lets me put some 'seasonal'
things out for the summer, then bring them back in for winter.

Pic 1 - the patio with pots of hibiscus and dwarf canna growing in a Chinese bowl. (the paper lantern was part of the decor for an Asian-theme dinner party last Saturday).

Pic 2 - Sun coleus in pots lining the path to my garden.

Pic 3 - a round-leaf begonia that spent the winter in the basement under lights is enjoying the summer under a table on the patio, where it gets lots of indirect light, and I don't forget to water it.

Pic 4 - Mandevilla on a trellis in an urn beside the garden

Pic 5 - The Oleander topiary that spends the winter in front of a window in my bedroom, enjoys the full sun and heat in the center of the patio.

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LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 9, 2013
3:47 PM

Post #9593277

A Boston fern grows from an urn on the patio in full sun, while a foxtail fern spends the summer next to my shade garden.

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cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

July 9, 2013
7:31 PM

Post #9593520

LG, no surprise that they are all outstanding—you have good taste. That oleander is quite a handful to overwinter indoors, and I love that foxtail fern. I'm not familiar with it, but it is very, very pretty.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 10, 2013
4:25 AM

Post #9593735

Foxtail ferns are close relatives to asparagus ferns. They are a little slower growing, but, in my experience, are easier to overwinter.

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

July 11, 2013
10:27 AM

Post #9595294

LG: Love your foxtail fern! I keep mine indoors in winter and in shade from May through October. Seems yours can take more sunlight so I might give it a try. Thanks for the positive thought with it.

1. An old copper box that has been in use here for plants, for 20+ years. Every winter I anguish over what colors I'll use. Sometimes it works out beautifully and other times it doesn't. This year I hit upon an accidental pairing as I was bringing plants to the garden and just set down a heuchera for a moment - you all know how that works out! Then I added some caladium meant for shade (but the colors did appear to match!) and then some petunias, etc. I'm enjoying how it looks now...despite my original plans for it.

2. Here's an original very old clam basket that I used to cover a vacancy I created by removing daffodils after they bloomed. I should get a better photo of it but it's nice and full now.

3. A little planter chair we bought on Cape Cod a few years ago. Yes, it's those petunias again and the green Sweet Potato Vine! Every time I go to the mom and pop nursery she gives me more of each because she knows I love them so I'm forced to find good spots for them!

4. My unplanned purple pot has been a joy and hasn't needed any additional watering since the irrigation system obviously gives it all it needs. There's plectranthus, heliotrope, petunias and Persian Shield growing in it.

5. Though I envisioned this yard sale torch lamp with overflowing plants, it hasn't yet happened due to the heat and the fact I didn't give it shade while we went to Maine! I did find the same petunia and replanted it last week so I still have high hopes for it and will report back when it's lush...probably just before frost!

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cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2013
1:14 PM

Post #9595488

Arlene, these area all lovely. I am impressed by both of you! Such creativity.

I have the same lamp in 5 (I think it came from Bloomingdales about 50 years ago). The only plants that have "spilled" this year are the ipomoeas, and one has really taken over. The petunias that I include are ok, but the heat is choking them. Many of the plants that do well with less water (every 2-3 days) are really requiring more attention and movement to a partially shaded location.

I can't wait to see them as they fill out.

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 11, 2013
1:52 PM

Post #9595526

My favorites this year!

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tapla
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

July 11, 2013
6:16 PM

Post #9595724

Some of mine:

Al

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

July 11, 2013
6:35 PM

Post #9595743

You are forever and always an inspiration, Al! I love each design!
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

July 11, 2013
7:53 PM

Post #9595833

Louise, I like your designs and your containers, too. I just had to look sideways. You can open them, turn and resave to get them in upright.

Al, Arlene said it all!

lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 11, 2013
9:58 PM

Post #9595932

Sorry! I am using my iPhone and it is wacky posting photos.
cindyeo
Duxbury, MA
(Zone 7a)

July 21, 2013
4:03 AM

Post #9606788

I have 2 very large clay pots in my pool area. The first 2 photos are the lime/purple/orange I did last year. This year I decided to use the space for some edibles, so I mixed in mint in the center of the one that's more shady, and pineapple sage in the more sunny one. The mint is working nicely, working it's way gently through the other flowers, but the sage took over, I keep cutting it back, and of course that encourages it MORE! I love the flavor - I've been using it in fruit salads, I especially like it with mango, but I don't think I'll grow it in a pot again.

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cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

July 21, 2013
10:51 AM

Post #9607164

Even when they don't do much, petunias are one of those plants that help to make container shine. Cindy, they are nice complements and nice containers as well. Great combinations!

My inground sage was overtaken by some other plants, so this is the first year containerizing it as it winters well here. This year's sage is purple sage, and it seems to be keeping its place quite well for us, but you know the heat and watering situation these past few weeks. The nasturtium in this little herb garden did not do well, the basil ok, and the dill and rosemary are fine, the sage being the least affected.
Marcia

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

August 2, 2013
1:28 PM

Post #9619557

I am growing hostas in containers now for a couple of years due to drought and horrible tree roots.

I also grow several tropicals in containers but this is one I really like which is a 3 pot planter that for the last few years have grown caladiums in. This is next to my glider and in a really shady spot. On the other side of the glider is the pot of red caladiums. I should of put something on top of the soil but thought the caladiums would lay down a bit. Next year I will add something.

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cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 2, 2013
1:36 PM

Post #9619565

Love those caladiums, Happ. I've been "messing" with caladiums for a while, and they say that if you de-eye, you will have fuller growth. I don't de-eye, but I did read that if you clip that large stems when they first appear, it will have the same effect. Now some of the containers have different sized foliage, and it's a bit confusing. The fuller growth has shorter stems.

Do you have deer going after your hosta?
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

August 2, 2013
8:06 PM

Post #9619847

The white caladiums are planted in 3 pots that are in tiers. Course the reds one are just one layer.

I have a 120# black lab so I don't have problems with deer...LOL

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2013
2:58 AM

Post #9619997

Beautiful containers everyone has planted. I enjoy seeing the variety of things we all grow in our containers.

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cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 3, 2013
11:24 AM

Post #9620324

How lovely, Cville. I love that little kettle spilling over. Do you over-winter the first two of them indoors?

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 4, 2013
5:46 AM

Post #9620870

No, all my semps stay outside over the winter. Tough little things as long as they don't get too much water.

A few more ...

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

August 4, 2013
6:46 AM

Post #9620910

Pretty pretty Cville. I didn't do hardly any coleus this year. That red one is very pretty. Yes and I love the little pot laying on its side, too cute.

Does anyone have any luck overwintering caladiums?

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

August 4, 2013
8:43 AM

Post #9620992

We've had cooler weather and rain in the last few days, so the mandevilla is looking great. It seems to do best in cooler weather, even though it is a tropical.

The firecracker begonia and bacopa are also thriving in the cooler weather.

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 4, 2013
9:39 AM

Post #9621027

Looking good, Leawood.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2013
11:57 AM

Post #9621139

beautiful and classy.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 4, 2013
1:25 PM

Post #9621241

No question about it, Leawood. You have good taste!
cam223
North Olmsted, OH

August 6, 2013
4:39 PM

Post #9623451

This summer we tried hostas, caladium and coleus, angel wing begonias and torenia and lots of begonias. Alstromeria, million bells and verbena.

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

August 6, 2013
5:36 PM

Post #9623491

How gorgeous! Love them all but that begonia is magnificent! Which one (or more) is it?

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

August 7, 2013
2:55 PM

Post #9624253

The planter with the coleus is gorgeous too! Kudos!
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 7, 2013
5:08 PM

Post #9624374

It is gorgeous. Love the color combinations!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2013
11:43 AM

Post #9625097

Most diffently love those planters.

These are commerical planters that I saw but gave me some great ideas and you all might like them also. I love the color combinations.

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

August 8, 2013
3:55 PM

Post #9625280

I have two large urns anchoring the corners of my garden. This year I planted them with pink hibiscus and blue plumbago. I like the color contrast.

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cam223
North Olmsted, OH

August 9, 2013
11:32 AM

Post #9625918

Happgarden, very nice combinations. Great for ideas.

Leawood, very pretty urns. Everything looks so healthy!
cytf
Staten Island, NY

August 9, 2013
5:25 PM

Post #9626184

I experimented with caladiums , hostas, coleus and 4oclocks. All my coleus were from cuttings that I made last fall and my faithful hostas came back from last year . This watering can was being thrown away by one of my daughter"s friend and I added a purple sweet potato vine.

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

August 9, 2013
5:51 PM

Post #9626212

Very nice, cytf. I really like the sweet potato vine in the watering can!!
cytf
Staten Island, NY

August 9, 2013
6:57 PM

Post #9626266

Thank you pirl
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2013
7:17 PM

Post #9626282

Cytf, very nice color combos. That dark coleus is a great trailer. It overwinters well also.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 10, 2013
5:04 AM

Post #9626423

I like the watering can planted with the sweet potato vine. I enjoy things like that that are repurposed and reused.



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cytf
Staten Island, NY

August 10, 2013
12:27 PM

Post #9626781

Hi Cville , what is the name of that plant in the first picture? It is beautiful and your bench area seems the right place to sit and meditate on an early morning with a cup of coffee

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 10, 2013
2:34 PM

Post #9626880

Hi cytf. Thank you. That plant is Persian Shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus). It's such a beautiful foliage plant.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 10, 2013
8:42 PM

Post #9627121

So nice, Cville, I like to repurpose as well. Unless that bench came from a bus stop, it looks like it was Heaven sent for that spot! It is so pretty. Everything looks wonderful!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2013
2:08 AM

Post #9627192

Thanks, Cathy. I got my bench at a yard sale so I don't think it came from a bus stop. :)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 21, 2013
2:02 AM

Post #9636852

Great looking containers everyone.Loved the flag and red and blue flowers.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 21, 2013
9:19 AM

Post #9637204

Consider that a compliment. Joanne(sp?) is a fabulous container designer and gardener.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2013
7:25 PM

Post #9637660

Here are some shade containers I planted.
They are doing pretty good.
I am a little disappointed in the Praying Hands Hosta, I have 3 and they are really not doing anything. One I have had a couple of years and it hasn't done anything either...any one of any experience with these?

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lavender4ever

lavender4ever
(Louise) Highland, MI
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2013
10:33 PM

Post #9637759

These have filled in so much, it's hard to see the pot!

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cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 21, 2013
10:33 PM

Post #9637760

Joyce, I don't know about the hosta, but the Heucheras look great together.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 22, 2013
12:30 AM

Post #9637775

Joyce, I'm not sure about the Hosta either. I don't have that one yet but have been thinking about it. The container looks good. Maybe too much competition?

Louise, your containers are beautiful. I really like your Semps. They are one of my favorites.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 22, 2013
7:33 AM

Post #9637981

Louise, those are nice color combos.

If you send from you cell and they come out sideways, try turning your cell a quarter turn in the other direction. Watch, they'll come out upside down LOL.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2013
8:39 PM

Post #9638687

I have one of the praying hands hosta in a pot alone and it hasn't done any better or worse than the ones in the pot with the Heucheras. Just don't know about them. I had seen pics where they were in pots with necks and they really looked good.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 22, 2013
11:59 PM

Post #9638734

Me too. Maybe someone has done that and will know. I'm just not familiar with that one. Perhaps it's just slow to develop. I had a hosta start that a friend gave me several years ago. It sat for a couple of years doing very little but this year it has almost filled the pot and is blooming. It's a smaller one so I thought it would grow more quickly than the larger ones but that hasn't proven to be true.

Some hostas but none of these are but not the one I was talking about ...

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cam223
North Olmsted, OH

August 23, 2013
8:16 AM

Post #9639048

I bought Praying Hands last year and it got planted in the ground which had special compost, etc. added to it. Unfortunately, that variety isn't doing well for me. Since I got tons of rain, most of my hostas, even the other 20 I got last year did extremely well. Mine is barely limping along. I am very disappointed in how poorly it has done for me.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2013
6:59 AM

Post #9639906

Very interesting Cam. I nursery person told me that the giant hosta Wu cant remember full name was really slow to start but like you Praying Hands is not giant and I expected more. Time will tell I guess but so far wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
cam223
North Olmsted, OH

August 25, 2013
7:32 AM

Post #9640781

One of my containers in semi shade is blooming away--the heat is back this week so we'll see what happens.

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

August 25, 2013
7:44 AM

Post #9640798

cam that is beautiful. I like the color combination!
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 25, 2013
8:25 AM

Post #9640829

Cam, it's lovely. Although it looks very nice, I have never used that fibrous material for lining. Do you need to water it more often or does it hold water well? You would think I'd ask at the nursery, wouldn't you?:)
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2013
11:25 AM

Post #9640972

cathy I don't know about Cam but I have a few pots like that but I water everyday. I have heard if you can line them with a diaper and put the peat down then the diaper and then the soil. The diaper will hold the water in, also heard if you put a plate in the bottom it will help also. I have not tried any of the suggestions tho.
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

August 30, 2013
6:27 PM

Post #9646273

This is my latest creation.

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

August 31, 2013
4:01 AM

Post #9646507

Nice, peg. A good use for broken pots. And for succulents, of course. :)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2013
1:31 AM

Post #9648210

We container the deck to make the huge space look more cozy. Every year about this time I think I will weed out half of the jungle but then the next june comes and it looks sparse.
Here are a few from a couple of days ago.
Caladium Florida Sweetheart,coleus
Railing planter portulaca and succulent
wire teacup with sempervivums
The Kalanchoe Flapjack and annual sun lover impatiens and portulacas

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 2, 2013
2:03 AM

Post #9648213

Luv those, Jo Ann. I've had K. flapjack and it is a favorite of mine. I do favor succulents and cacti. The small planter with the sedum in the last shot is very sweet. Luv that. Also the tea cup planters. They are all interesting. Thanks for sharing.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2013
3:09 AM

Post #9648227

Cville: Thanks.I am new to the FlapJack and wondered what you do with yours when it gets too tall.
I really like the shorter stage. Can they be cut back and rooted?

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 2, 2013
3:33 AM

Post #9648232

They do sometimes tend to get leggy. They are monocarpic plants so they bloom once and die. It's fairly easy to propagate them before that happens. Take some small leaves from the base of the plant or the lowest plump leaves if the plant is already leggy. Put them in a shady place for about 3 weeks to callous over. Then you can put the calloused leaves in well draining soil that is just damp, not wet. Set in a warm, shady spot. Mist the soil to keep it barely moist, never wet. It usually takes about 3 weeks for them to root. The big thing is not to over-water.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2013
3:59 AM

Post #9648253

Thanks.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 2, 2013
4:10 AM

Post #9648262

You're welcome. :)
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

September 2, 2013
6:59 AM

Post #9648391

Very pretty.
Does anyone bring there containers in for the winter?
I do but don't want to bring the bugs in with them, what do you do to bring them in?
cytf
Staten Island, NY

September 2, 2013
2:35 PM

Post #9648834

some of my containers that I enjoy in the my yard.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 3, 2013
1:43 AM

Post #9649267

Thats a handsoms bunch of Hens and Chicks.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 3, 2013
1:44 AM

Post #9649269

I agree. I luv Hens and Chicks. I like the dark purple coleus too. :)
cytf
Staten Island, NY

September 3, 2013
5:23 AM

Post #9649329

Thank you ge1836 and Cville, one of my friends gave me some chicks and hens a few some years ago and I leave them there all year round.My dark purple coleus were made form a cutting I got from a friend in Pennsylvania .Every fall I make cuttings of all my coleus
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 3, 2013
5:34 AM

Post #9649334

Me, too!
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2013
3:42 PM

Post #9649936

Joyce, I bring in my containers for everything except the Heuchera and, of course, lilies.

If you are concerned about insects, give them a little pesticide bath or spray a few days before bringing them indoors. A little spray of something that tastes bad on the foliage and a spritz on the soil of whatever suits you best. I would not bring them in for a few day.

I never (keeping my fingers crossed) seem to have pests on the caladiums or begonias, but I'm always ready for a surprise.
Marcia
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

September 3, 2013
6:39 PM

Post #9650093

Thanks Cathy, I bring in several tropicals and I worry more about insects in the soil, like rolly pollys and such. ee's and brugs I have problems with spider mites and fight them all winter in the garden room. I have to be careful what I bring into the solar room because it is hot and dry. So I like to hear what other people do so I can learn lessons easier instead of the school of hard knocks...rofl.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 4, 2013
12:58 AM

Post #9650263

I use the Bayer tree and shrub soil drench treatment on succulents before bringing them inside for the winter but on other plants too. A number of people who grow succulents use this treatment. One treatment and good for the entire year as it kills insects and fertilizes. Unfortunately, they have reformulated the product so you have to be careful what you buy. Dominion Tree & Shrub has the same amount of imidacloprid systemic insecticide with no fertilizer. And Bonide systemic Houseplant insect control also has imidacloprid in it at a much lower rate. A lot of people use just the imidacloprid treatment without the fertilizer.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2013
8:58 AM

Post #9650479

Cville, what rate do you use on the tree/shrub ?

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 4, 2013
10:01 AM

Post #9650528

1 ounce (2 tablespoons) per gallon.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2013
11:52 AM

Post #9650619

Thank you so much. Think I will start that tonight. Hopefully have a month until frost. Sides just bought a new pot for my succulants so I want to redo them for winter. I had stuffed the bottom of the current pot with "stuff" old plastic pop bottles and such, but I think something is living in there and with my luck it will be a snake...sort of creeps me out. So the transplant of succulants could end up being one of the most looked at videos if that is what I find! rofl. Did I say that creeps me out...ughhhhh

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 4, 2013
11:54 AM

Post #9650621

Oh,happ. The fun never ends. :)
JPlunket
Vieques, PR

September 4, 2013
8:25 PM

Post #9651002

Does driftwood count?

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2013
2:20 AM

Post #9651076

Very attractive, J. I used driftwood a lot in CA where I collected it on the beach. I think it's beautiful. :)
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2013
6:46 AM

Post #9651210

Beautiful!

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2013
8:57 AM

Post #9651342

Oh, that's lovely too, pirl. It appears you are very artistic as well. :)
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2013
9:09 AM

Post #9651351

Thanks. It's been better but the 10 day July heat wave didn't help anything including the plants.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2013
10:13 AM

Post #9651430

Is that a sweet potato vine?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2013
10:30 AM

Post #9651437

Yes, it is. Thanks to cathy166 (Marcia) I've taken cuttings and rooted many of them.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2013
10:34 AM

Post #9651441

I grow it here every year. It's one of my favorites. I'm a lover of chartreuse green.
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

September 5, 2013
5:57 PM

Post #9651849

My driftwood planter

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 6, 2013
2:00 AM

Post #9652075

Very nice, Peg. I am a succulent lover so that's right up my alley. :)
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 6, 2013
7:28 AM

Post #9652281

Love these driftwood containers. Beautiful AND creative!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2013
6:39 PM

Post #9653652

Wow very nice! I love succulants also. They are so interesting in pots so many varieties.
plantlover49
Hamilton, OH

September 9, 2013
5:29 AM

Post #9654815

Good Morning, I Love your Thread, can anyone just Join in, if so here's one of my Favorite Plants, I have to grow a lot of plants in pots, mainly because of my zone 6

Elizabeth

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2013
5:38 AM

Post #9654829

Yes, anyone can join in the threads. Love your epiphyllum. I grew a lot of them on our lanai patio when I lived in CA. They could be outside year around there. I have a couple here growing from cuttings people have given me but they are still too small to bloom. They stay in the garage over the winter.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

September 10, 2013
7:43 AM

Post #9655973

I have at least 3 pots for years and only 1 has bloomed, what's the secret?

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 11, 2013
2:24 PM

Post #9657318

They like bright light, not too much water. Bloom fertilizer January, Feb, March. Difficult to say for sure since everyone's growing conditions vary. You know how that is. :/

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

September 11, 2013
3:02 PM

Post #9657353

Not much water...hummmm, must of been why one bloomed one bloom last summer in the middle of our 100 degree days and I had missed watering for some time...hummm. Fertilizer, I have got to get better about doing that especially potted plants, they luck out in that when I transplant them they do get soil with fertilizer in it if it is still good that is...

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 12, 2013
12:39 AM

Post #9657647

I know what you mean. I've neglected fertilizing my potted plants and containers this year. Got to get back on the ball. :/
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

September 12, 2013
8:55 AM

Post #9657863

Just had an idea after helping DH organize a few things in his building...
See any similarities? They might need to be a few details worked out but:
This second picture is of a set of storage bins is ideal for storing nuts, bolts, screws and other small parts around the shop! The bins feature reinforcement fingers to create a lip for hanging them off the wall to save space. 20 molded mount bins and five wall mount brackets are included to make this a great set of storage bins to keep your garage or workshop organized and tidy.
• Ideal for storing nuts, bolts, and small parts
• Includes 20 molded mount bins, five wall mount brackets
• Reinforcement fingers create lip for hanging bins
all for $9.99 which I think is amazing from Harbor Freight. Might also be a good way to start plants...
Second picture are the containers from harbor freight. Now granted the first set does have a drip cap at the bottom, but... If you don't have a harbor freight close to you, you can order online...

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meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 20, 2013
7:27 AM

Post #9712965

happgarden

I like your way of thinking. I've got some of those and I've been wanting to start some lettuce which I feel would work well in these. Thanks for the idea, bye for now, going to go look for them.

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

November 21, 2013
6:51 AM

Post #9713578

Thinking in January I will get busy on those and hang them in my garden room.

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