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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Dec 26, 2012 7:08 AM CST
I started my combos for deck garden containers.These arent final as its months til May.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 26, 2012 7:50 AM CST
You're off to a good start with your planning. How many containers do you have?
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Dec 26, 2012 8:12 AM CST
35. Many have perennials so dont need too much in the way of coleus and other annuals,just to tuck in.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 26, 2012 11:16 AM CST

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Wow Jo Ann, I love them all. I can't even pick a favorite they are all so great.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 26, 2012 11:41 AM CST
I agree
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Dec 26, 2012 11:46 AM CST
I agree Very nice!
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Dec 26, 2012 11:53 AM CST
Anyone elase have some ideas? Toss 'em in.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Dec 26, 2012 11:56 AM CST
I'm not that close to planning. Looking at seeds now. Just love yours, you inspire me to get moving.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 26, 2012 1:04 PM CST

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I will work on some to see what I can come up with for several pots that need redoing this spring.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Dec 26, 2012 1:31 PM CST
The downside for me is "What will I do in Feb.when I am so anxious to see spring."?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 26, 2012 2:00 PM CST

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Read more catalogs? Big Grin
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Dec 26, 2012 2:25 PM CST
Needlepoint? Whistling
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 26, 2012 2:27 PM CST
Hilarious!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Dec 26, 2012 4:34 PM CST
tee hee
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Dec 29, 2012 10:08 PM CST
Those will make great container combinations, Joanne.

One that I am thinking of trying from seeds:
Agrostemma Ocean Pearls
Hibiscus acetosella
Hibiscus cannabinum

These three do not transplant well.

This year I am only doing petunias under lights.

Some containers will be sunflowers-I bought a grab bag of sunflower seed packets.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 30, 2012 2:52 AM CST
How many containers will you be planting, Caroline?
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Dec 30, 2012 4:18 AM CST
Good luck with all those.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Dec 30, 2012 11:25 AM CST
I have half the driveway covered in planters and also some scattered around the yard.
And then there are hanging planters for around the garage.
My total is probably over 50.
Some will be done with vegetable seeds and/or tomatoe plants.
The sunflower ones will be clustered into an arrangement of containers, some on stands.
Or that is the plan-it may change as time goes on!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 30, 2012 12:25 PM CST
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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 6, 2013 12:01 PM CST
On a packet of Sunflower seeds :

"for a sensational garden" combine these Lemon Sunflowers with Bright Lights Cosmos,
Tithonia Torch and Morning Glory Tricolor"

This was not necessarily a container recipe---but even in a bed?? The sunflowers grow 5 to 6 feet.
The Cosmos are about 12 inches to maybe 18 inches and I don't know how tall Tithonia grows as it does not grow for me.

Is there a shorter yellow Sunflower variety? It seems there would be a gap between the Tithonia and the Sunflowers?
I have seeds for a shorter Orange Sunflower which might work,but I think I'd like to use a yellow.

I would use a short yellow sunflower, the Bright Lights Cosmos, Amaranthus Autumn Palette and a deep blue morning glory.
This would be in a large container. Any ideas???

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