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Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Oct 13, 2012 5:06 AM CST
Dedicated to Bev and Lynn who i know are container aficionados.
Some of these containers don't hold much soil or moisture, not for normal plants. Its all work in progress. Still got a lot of spots for them.
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The lower three containers are for ferns. Pop the ferns in through the holes.
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I will post latter on photographs of more normal looking containers.
Regards,
Masud.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 13, 2012 8:13 AM CST

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Hurray! Masud, what a wonderful container show you gave us. What lovely plants, and the containers are amazing. Where do you get such interesting terra cotta?
The fern containers are so interesting. I can't wait to see them all planted up, what a sight that will be.
Thank you so much for posting them.
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ge1836
Oct 14, 2012 4:53 AM CST
Those are so amusing. I like the cut-outs in the candle houses.
Name: Bev
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webesemps
Oct 14, 2012 4:00 PM CST
Wow, what a collection you have! OK i am jealous. YOu must have spent a lot of fun time looking for all that (or did you make them?).
As to your comment: "Some of these containers don't hold much soil or moisture, not for normal plants. Its all work in progress." I think the fulfillment will be in the challenge of how to work some of that out. Thank You very much for sharing with us what must make you happy every time you look or go outside!
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Oct 15, 2012 8:25 PM CST
Thank you all. Jo Ann, lovely candle houses aren't they,, a lost art and unknowing generations. I started this thread so that when i go container hunting in future i will take my camera along and you all can can see the variety and how a artisans mind works. Every artisan seems to have his own favourite designs.
No soil, no moisture, well there are plants that hate both. They love to grow in cracks and creveasses. You can appreciate one which seems to be growing in living rock.
Regards,
Masud. Thumb of 2012-10-16/KAMasud/e105c4
Rolling my eyes.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 15, 2012 9:10 PM CST

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Would love to see a close up of that plant Masud. : )
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Oct 17, 2012 9:01 AM CST
Close up of that plant? I suppose when i head in that direction i will think of how to clamber up to it. That plant normally stands tall (9 feet) and bushy down South. Here, the rock face heats up and provides a niche system for it to survive but you can see how the frost has broken its back plus lack of nutrition. True Monks of the plant world, survive on what God gives them and enjoy life at the same time.
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Here, enjoy my terracotta tree pots. Smiling
What i do with my first year vines is, i mulch them in well in winter lower and coil them on top of the roots. Then i cover it with straw on top a thin plastic film, weigh it down. The heat of decomposition from the mulch and straw sees the roots through the winter.
Regards,
Masud.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 17, 2012 9:17 AM CST

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What a very clever idea Masud. How cold do you get?
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Oct 17, 2012 9:25 AM CST
Minus five Centigrade which works out to twenty three Fahrenheit but the principle still stands even if it gets colder. Here people make a small thatch hut for first year trees and it retains heat quite well.
Regards,
Masud.
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goldfinch4
Nov 5, 2012 2:01 AM CST
I just came across this thread. What wonderful terracotta containers! I love all the unusual shapes!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Nov 5, 2012 8:52 AM CST

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Masud, are you back from plant hunting?
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Nov 5, 2012 9:17 PM CST

Lynn, yes, why? Last hunt got Cholera and while i was flat the Malaria Virus (Lorenco Marques, Africa present) hidden in the Liver took over and had a wonderful time until i realized what was going on and got rid of it back to the Liver. This Sunday i am thinking of going and looking at that wonderful Euphorbia growing in the rock face whose close up macro you requested and while i am at it, collecting some Sedums and ferns. Plant hunting or getting lost in a forest is a good way of getting away from it all. No mobile phones either. Hilarious!
Regards,
Masud.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Nov 5, 2012 10:19 PM CST

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I knew you had been sick and I was worried about you, since I hadn't heard from you for a few days. I assured my self by saying you went on a plant hunting trip. *Blush*
Glad to know you are better and ready for another grand plant hunting trip. My goodness, I hear the words Cholera and Malaria and it scares me.
Take lots of photos. I can't wait to see what you find. Hurray!
Take lots of hand sanitizer. Am I sounding just a little paranoid? Whistling
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Nov 6, 2012 12:05 AM CST
Yes, please take care of yourself, Masud. All your collection of terracotta containers with plants need a healthy you!
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Nov 9, 2012 12:22 AM CST
Thank you Bev and Lynn Lovey dubby for a part of the world which remains at ideal incubation status seven months a year eating a fungus or two is quite normal. Even the birds don't need to sit on their eggs, maybe fan them instead. In spite of the best precautions these incidents happen and in Monsoons, don't ask.
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Regards,
Masud.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Nov 9, 2012 12:50 AM CST
Masud, I notice a lot of your pots are hung pretty high or up the walls. Do you water all these pots are does the monsoon do a pretty good job? I'm amazed at the amount of pots you have but have wondered what part of the world are you located? Please excuse me if you had already mentioned your location, but now I am curious of a place where huge plants grow out of cracks, birds fan their eggs, and people go plant and terra cotta hunting and may come back with cholera or malaria. You mentioned a place in Mozambique?
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Nov 9, 2012 3:03 AM CST
That is a beautiful arrangement of clay pots. I am partial to clay.
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Nov 9, 2012 3:59 AM CST
Why thank you Jo Ann, love clay, less chances of root rot but some people are quite capable of that even. Hilarious! porous surface or no porous surface.

Mozambique, Mombasa, Lorenco Marques that's where i got a malaria virus which does not like to be eradicated. When i am weak due to any reason then its fun time for them. Ex Merchant seaman at your service I tip my hat to you. .
Cradle of humanity, Adams peak, perfect incubation temperature and humidity where birds have to fan their eggs and fungus grows in no time on cooked food. South Asia, Pakistan to be exact. I am in Rawalpindi and the last trading post before you get into Kashmir, Himalayas. South of Rawalpindi are the plains and desert country. North by NE, Himalayas then China. West, Kalla Chitta range, Hindu Kush range then Afghanistan. North by North West, Pamirs then Russia. East, India. South, Arabian sea.
Well, all the water hating plants i have put out of reach of kind persons. If some one wants to water them then he/she and its a she most probably (daughter) has to make an effort. Then i want them to be visible when they flower. As to having to many pots, that is due to a large variety of plants. Some hate water, some only love well drained moist soil, some want to grow with their roots waterlogged. Then some are tropical and have to come inside in winters, some hate the peak summer sun and they also end up inside. Some like it to be cool. Oh, well it is easier to run around with pots not larger then nine inches. Mostly instead of potting on i just wash and prune their roots.
Regards,
Masud.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 9, 2012 9:02 AM CST

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Hurray! How wonderful that we get to see plants from that part of the world, through your photos Masud. What a gift you offer us. I have really been enjoying all your photos, but particularly the ones of the native plants. It's like finding treasure. Lovey dubby
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Nov 9, 2012 12:57 PM CST
Lynn, you are a jewel, love you and may you keep the flame high Lovey dubby
Except for birth, there go I. Thumbs up
Regards,
Masud.

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