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SharLynn
Apr 6, 2013 12:48 AM CST
Suggestions on what to plant in a beautiful planter my mom brought from New Mexico? I thought it would be filled with gorgeous plants and living on my patio table already. Alas, my mom has not filled it. It's multi-colored, briliant blues, yellows, greens, pinks, etc.
Oh, if only my mommy would fill it for me! :sad:
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Apr 6, 2013 10:07 AM CST

Poor neglected baby girl. Lovey dubby

I bet if you took it to her house and offered a couple hours working in the gardens as trade

she would be glad to teach you how to pot it up .... Hilarious! doncha think?



Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Apr 6, 2013 10:08 AM CST
Sounds pretty Sharlynn! What USDA planting zone are you in?? What size is the pot? Do you have a photo of it? This will help people think of things to plant in it! Big Grin I tip my hat to you.
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SharLynn
Apr 6, 2013 11:47 AM CST
Mom! What planting zone am I in? (and the pot is still at my mom's) Crying
Where is that Valleylynn? I would think she'd be responding to this ASAP! She must be out in the garden!
I see my Auntie here though! Hi Auntie M! Big Grin I will have to think about this strange possibility of offering some time helping in her garden...seems so foreign to me! Blinking Would that involve any dirt?
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gg5
Apr 6, 2013 11:55 AM CST
Shar - yes dirt but the kind you can brush off...not greasy dirt from machinery! Rolling on the floor laughing How fun that you have an "Auntie M" !!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Apr 6, 2013 11:59 AM CST

Dirt is good stuff...... It helps take away the anxieties of our stress filled lives.

God designed us to play in the dirt.

Didn't he put us first in a beautiful garden?

I bet those grandchildren love to play in the dirt like G grandma ... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing


SharLynn
Apr 6, 2013 12:08 PM CST
Greg - as long as I can brush it off I think I'll be okay then.

Auntie M - you're right. Maybe I'll start gardening now with that perspective...yeah, right! Let's be honest...that's not going to happen. I do enjoy sitting in the garden visiting while Mom's working on her plant beds though (and actually have been known to get my hands dirty occasionally and actually help!). I suppose if I want plants in the planter I'm going to have to suffer through a little dirt. Shrug!
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abhege
Apr 6, 2013 1:09 PM CST
Well, at least show us a picture of this beautiful planter so we can all drool over it! Hilarious!
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Apr 6, 2013 1:12 PM CST

YEA a picture???????????????


SharLynn
Apr 6, 2013 1:17 PM CST
I would show you a picture, but the plantar is at Mom's! Crying
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 6, 2013 1:39 PM CST

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Okay, I am now feeling the quilt trip. Come on over Sharbear, and will pot it up together. Big Grin
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springcolor
Apr 6, 2013 1:54 PM CST
That is beautiful. Lynn, lets see if I have this right, CD's sister is your sister in law and now we have your DD? Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Apr 6, 2013 2:14 PM CST

Lynn, call me suspicious but I think that might have been the ploy behind the post Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Yes you have it right Spring. I tip my hat to you.



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springcolor
Apr 6, 2013 2:37 PM CST
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Name: Audrie
Parker, CO (Zone 5a)
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t1nkerbelle
Apr 6, 2013 3:24 PM CST
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Beautiful planter BTW!!

SharLynn
Apr 6, 2013 3:55 PM CST
Auntie M! I'm hurt to think you believe there are any ulterior motives other than trying to figure out what plants should go in this beautiful container!
Rolling on the floor laughing Angel
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Apr 6, 2013 4:22 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 6, 2013 4:58 PM CST

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Okay, you all need to know that whatever goes into the container must be
1. tough
2. drought tolerant
3 perennial
4. 1/2 day of sun


I would like to see something that will drape over the side, with plants that will mound in the middle.
What do all of you think?
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abhege
Apr 6, 2013 5:42 PM CST
Drooling Drooling Drooling

I'm not good at planters, my Jennifer is, maybe she will pipe in?

Jennifer, what do you think?
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 6, 2013 5:51 PM CST
Shar(bear) ...couldn't resist calling you that Sticking tongue out Do you live near your mom? So you're in zone 8?
Lynn by "tough" do you mean its going to get knocked over? Or that it won't get watered often?
I of course think a sedum should be somewhere in the picture!! nodding
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling

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