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Name: Susan
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gardenersdetective
May 1, 2013 8:35 AM CST
What do you plant in your down under pot? I have tried Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost' and Tuberous Begonia.

I want to try something new this year. I have shade and want to attract hummingbirds. Hanging next to it will be a hanging basket of Lavender 'Mona' & a hummingbird feeder.

Has anyone tried Begonia 'Bonfire' in a Down Under Pot?

Medium pot is 9 1/2" high x 7 1/2" diameter
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 2, 2013 10:53 PM CST

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Susan, what is a Down Under pot? How does it differ from other containers?
Looks very interesting.
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goldfinch4
May 3, 2013 3:30 AM CST
I've never planted in one of them and have always wondered if the plants do as well as they claim. What do you think Susan?
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
May 3, 2013 8:29 PM CST
valleylynn said:Susan, what is a Down Under pot? How does it differ from other containers?...

Ditto on Lynn's questions...and What is at the top of the pot? Looks like a big wick?

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 3, 2013 9:55 PM CST

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Is it something to hang it by?
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pardalinum
May 3, 2013 11:51 PM CST
There is a little video here showing how to plant them:

http://www.kinsmangarden.com/category/Down-Under-Pots

The hook is somehow secured inside... Confused Confused
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 4, 2013 12:04 AM CST

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Well that is cool.
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pardalinum
May 4, 2013 12:11 AM CST
Yes, they look very nice. I still wonder what holds the hook on, unseen. It looks like they come in all colors and glazes. Neat!
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
May 4, 2013 12:13 AM CST
I may have seen somewhere, a cactus planted in one of those. Silliest thing I've seen...
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pardalinum
May 4, 2013 12:23 AM CST
Well now that would look pretty silly.
Name: Susan
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gardenersdetective
May 8, 2013 8:03 PM CST
pardalinum said:There is a little video here showing how to plant them:

http://www.kinsmangarden.com/category/Down-Under-Pots

The hook is somehow secured inside... Confused Confused


Thanks for stepping in with the info, I've been out of town visiting sunny Florida filled with beautiful palm trees and just got home this afternoon. I planted it with a purple Oxalis, watered it in well, and left town. My experience is it gets rooted in best if left turned upside down for two weeks before hanging. I checked it today and the plant didn't do so well while I was gone. I gave it a drink and hope it pulls through.
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gardenersdetective
May 12, 2013 8:55 AM CST
I planted an oxalis and it is not doing well.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 12, 2013 9:07 AM CST

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Oh no. Sad
I am not familiar with oxalis, anyone else here know much about them?
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
May 12, 2013 1:37 PM CST
I have a purple oxalis but it is kept indoors and near a window in filtered light. Even with that limited light, I get flower blooms. It likes to be watered regularly.
Name: Sylvia Butler
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citysylvia
May 13, 2013 2:18 PM CST
Oh its the prettiest little plant! I have grown the green and the purple.. but I don't know what happens to them ,they come back but I think I plant over them before I realize will be nice to plant in my Hosta pot.,
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Name: Sylvia Butler
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citysylvia
May 13, 2013 2:22 PM CST
BTW I saw those pots at the Texas landscape convention.... hmm might work as a fundraiser. Smiling I forgot what keeps the soil in. Confused
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Name: Susan
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gardenersdetective
May 13, 2013 6:28 PM CST
citysylvia said:BTW I saw those pots at the Texas landscape convention.... hmm might work as a fundraiser. Smiling I forgot what keeps the soil in. Confused


One end has fiber & a hanger the other end is the hole you add damp soil & plant. Let it sit that way for a couple of weeks so plant gets rooted in. Hang, soil doesn't fall out. I got mine from http://www.kinsmangarden.com/category/Down-Under-Pots
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tarev
May 15, 2013 5:03 PM CST
That pot looks really nice! I wonder how heavy it gets..?
Name: Susan
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gardenersdetective
May 15, 2013 8:19 PM CST
It hangs on a Shepard hook at my house.
Name: Sylvia Butler
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citysylvia
May 17, 2013 12:12 AM CST
Cool but I don't think I would hang a cactus in one, unless its somebody you want to stop visiting. lol
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