Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Using found objects for planters

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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 25, 2013 10:56 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Ok, so I want to hear from people about what rocks or other planter things they're finding! Photos too!! Springcolor shared a couple of things she's found, a shelf and a 4 shelf cart!!! I think those were posted on Pacific North west gardening forum. Just curious what people come up with! I will begin looking for 2 large long skinny rocks! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Mar 25, 2013 11:05 AM CST
LOL!! I was pruning a small weeping crab yesterday and there is this little walkway going by it that the former owners put down. It is more visual than functional. As I was stepping on it and the stones were wobbling about I decided hey, this would make a great semp planter if I pull it up and put these in vertical! So, if spring EVER gets here I'll start that project!!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 25, 2013 11:07 AM CST
Ooh!! Jennifer I like that!! I know I'm going to do that, I just have to figure out where in my yard that it'll work! I may do what Clint said about planting this in a large pot - which I just happen to have Sticking tongue out
Anyway, love to see photos when you've done it!! Now you may need more semps for the project huh!?? Shrug! Whistling
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Mar 25, 2013 11:18 AM CST
Oh yeah, that is right. I don't have many semps. Hadn't thought about that. I'll just go see my Grandma. I'm sure she'd be happy to give me some of her houseleeks.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 25, 2013 11:19 AM CST
There ya go!! I love resourcefulness nodding I hope spring comes your way soon! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Mar 25, 2013 11:31 AM CST
I was very close to bringing a wire mesh tray home from work today - it would make a good vertical planter. But I resisted for today, don't know if i'll be that stong tomorrow lol
Kate UK
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 25, 2013 1:00 PM CST
I've been totally liking wire/metal for planting options Smiling
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Mar 25, 2013 2:10 PM CST
Greg, How about making your own rocks? Blue fox has some excellent ways to do so. You could make your crevice rocks

http://www.bluefoxfarm.com/hypertufa-strata-planter.html#axz...

Edited to add two more sites worth checking out

http://www.drought-smart-plants.com/a-handful-of-hypertufa-h...

http://www.wildgingerfarm.com/slate-crevice-trough.htm

Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 25, 2013 6:40 PM CST
Thanks Marilyn! I'm trying to avoid learning a new "thing" Thumbs up Thumbs up For now anyway! I'll probably use quick dry cement for some projects, but I'm wanting to see what I can actually "find" or have friends find for me, for building a unique planting space!! nodding
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Mar 25, 2013 6:58 PM CST
I'm working on an article. I hope to finish it soon. I bet y'all haven't seen this one!
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Mar 25, 2013 7:14 PM CST
I am considering using some of the Styro leftovers to form some "rocks" to bury in my planters.




Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 25, 2013 9:02 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Marilyn do you mean at the bottom where no one can see, or on the surface, making them look real to life??
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 25, 2013 9:41 PM CST

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Okay Clint, I'll bite, seen what? Big Grin
You know we want to know what you are up to, and see it also. Hurray!

Marilyn that is a great idea. Of course that would work, after seeing what tabby did with hers. And it wouldn't be back breaking work since the styrofoam weighs just about nothing. Hurray!
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Mar 25, 2013 9:54 PM CST
I'm experimenting with some stuff we use to make those leaf castings. Wednesday I have no school that morning. I will post some pics. Hurray!
Name: Kate
S Wales UK (Zone 9a)
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Eviesmummy
Mar 26, 2013 3:07 AM CST
Ooo I can't wait to see Clint!

I'm considering a small spiral shaed rock garden, I pinned a few ideas last night, but I think it'll probably be a project for next summer.
Kate UK

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