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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Apr 7, 2013 5:25 PM CST
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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Apr 7, 2013 5:29 PM CST

Wow what a great planter..... YOU DONE GOOD!!1

Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Apr 7, 2013 5:34 PM CST
Thanks, Marilyn. The plant towards the back is a Heucherella 'Sweet Tea' that I rooted last fall. That was the first Heuchera-type plant I ever rooted. It's towards the side that gets less sun. I used a different mix with less grit for it. I hope my Delosperma 'Fire Spinner' blooms this year. I was shocked how long the roots were. I turned them sideways down the log so they would have more room. I think it will do great!
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Apr 7, 2013 5:35 PM CST

We'll be looking for pics in a couple three weeks, I bet it fills in and overflows.

Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Apr 7, 2013 5:39 PM CST
I hope so. I wanted to put some Angelina Sedum around the Purple Semps to make them pop. If it crowds them any or vice/versa, I'll pull out and plant in other spots in the garden. This was so much fun! I also fixed the first photo that wasn't showing up. I wanted you all to see the Delosperma 'Fire Spinner' and how much it grew from a cutting over the winter. It actually grew into another pot it was sitting on top of. I had no idea the roots of that one got so large!
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Apr 7, 2013 5:51 PM CST

OHHHH I just love it. What a nice birthday gift to give yourself, you will enjoy for years, I know.

That fire spinner is lush... Can only imagine how pretty when it blooms. Is everything in full sun?

all my delosperma died in the intense heat last summer, am not ready to try again yet. Angry Crying





Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Apr 7, 2013 6:01 PM CST
They get some shade in the hottest part of the day, especially the ones on the end towards the Heucherella. I have been experimenting with Semps here and they do ok with some shade. I guess it's so hot and humid here in the summer that it helps protect them some.
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Apr 7, 2013 6:20 PM CST
Beautiful! Thumbs up
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Apr 7, 2013 6:25 PM CST
Clint, That is one long log. I kept thinking railroad track...
I wouldn't have been able to stop planting it. You have good self control; and you have some nice specimens. That's not Carmen sitting in there, is it? If not, what is the big green semp sitting in picture 2 a little after the delosperma?
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Apr 7, 2013 6:26 PM CST
Clint that is so cool!! Congrats! Totally agree with Marilyn that its a bday gift to yourself! Is one of the semps "Silver King" ? It looks very like the one I have! Great job! Hurray!
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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Apr 7, 2013 6:46 PM CST
Thanks, ya'll! I did get carried away by getting such a huge log, but when I saw it, I knew I had to have it. My Dad said the last Catalpa log he used lasted 20 years. I figure with these plants not needing much watering that I can make it last even longer. I'm going to slide some sort of concrete tiles up under it to keep the weeds out from around it and prevent moisture on the log.

I didn't put Silver King in there unless it's one of the NOIDS. That is Carmen. I like her so much, I just had to stick her in there. She's about to be a mother so I gave her a little extra room. However, her babies may be put up for adoption if she puts out too many. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Apr 7, 2013 7:04 PM CST
Ahhh, Clint has taken container gardening to new heights lengths! Looks wonderful!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 7, 2013 7:44 PM CST

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Hurray! Wow, Clint that is one gorgeous log. It makes my heart flutter just looking at it. I can only imagine how beautiful it will be once it is all filled in. A piece of art. Lovey dubby
Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Apr 7, 2013 7:50 PM CST
Thanks, Lynn! I have this giant clay pot that's over 3 feet across. I got it for 2 dollars on clearance. I have to plant it next! Hurray!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 7, 2013 8:05 PM CST

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3 feet long? Okay, you need to show us a photo before you plant it. That is one long clay pot.
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Apr 7, 2013 8:07 PM CST
It's round and thick. I've had it outside for 2 years and never planted it. It's so crazy that I got it that cheap. They had them 90% off.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 7, 2013 8:08 PM CST

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That is amazing Clint. Can't wait to see a photo of it.
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springcolor
Apr 7, 2013 8:40 PM CST
Love the log. That's going to be so fabulous when it all grows in. Watch that neighbor of yours, he doesn't copy you.
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Apr 7, 2013 8:59 PM CST
LOL. I can't believe you remembered that. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Andrew
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Irrelephant
Apr 7, 2013 9:53 PM CST
Wow, that is one of the neatest things I have ever seen!

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