Containers forum: Summer 2013 Container Combos

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jul 3, 2013 10:41 AM CST
I didn't want to horn in on anyone's thread but lets see every ones summer containers. I just know there is more of you out there. Hurray! Hurray! I'm a bit behind and just finishing mine. Here's a few that have been planted for a few weeks.
Thumb of 2013-07-03/springcolor/b659d5 Thumb of 2013-07-03/springcolor/9a8c09
Thumb of 2013-07-03/springcolor/457bad They still need to fill in a bit.

Come on now a strut all you beauties here! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Jul 3, 2013 11:28 AM CST
We have six of this one as entrance containers at the lane and around the barnyard. Lantana, Plectranthus, yellow petunias
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Red Mandevilla on South Deck
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Red Bougainvillea
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Red Disocactus on East Deck
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Four boxes of Terracotta Petdhea and Silver
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These are my favorites and you can tell I like red. Green Grin!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 7, 2013 5:55 PM CST

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Great containers Julia. I that Euphorbia 'Blackbird' in the first photo?

Jacquie those boxes have really filled in since I saw them. And yes I can tell you love red. Big Grin
Your Red Disocactus is impressive.

Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jul 7, 2013 5:59 PM CST
Yes. that's right Lynn. JB, beautiful containers
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 7, 2013 6:00 PM CST

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Thumbs up I love that one.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jul 7, 2013 6:02 PM CST
So do I. It stays compact and the color is so beautiful. I have tried many of them in containers and this is the best for me here in the PNW.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 7, 2013 6:48 PM CST

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Good thing to know. I have that one, Tasmanian Tiger, Ascot Rainbow and Rudolph. So far the only one that hasn't don well is the Ascot Rainbow.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jul 7, 2013 11:29 PM CST
I didn't do will with 'ascot rainbow' either. Never had the others, Tasmanian Tiger sounds like it gets big?
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jul 8, 2013 2:12 AM CST
WOW Great containers.So light and airy.Great colors too.
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Jul 8, 2013 3:41 AM CST
Wonderful colorful containers. The Red Disocactus really impresses me. I've never seen it before.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Jul 8, 2013 7:54 AM CST
I don't know about you all but some of my containers are looking terrible. In the last few days the weather has been extremely hot and trying to keep them watered is next to impossible. The boxes of those beautiful Terracotta Petchea are now so ugly, no flowers, the silver is rotting in the center. There was all that rain and then 90 deg. heat and it was just to sudden a change for them. Lesson learned for future years. Those boxes do not have much room for medium and I think that is part of the problem. Can not blame it all on the weather, they can not grow if they do not have soil and space. Usually they have been beautiful no matter what I put in them. This year a complete flop after July 1st.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 8, 2013 8:24 AM CST

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Oh Jacquie I am so sorry to hear that. I love those planter boxes. Sad
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jul 8, 2013 10:46 AM CST
That is so sad, it was so beautiful. I bet you know this but I'll share anyway. Next year you may want to add a bit of soil moist at the root line so you don't have to water so much. I use it and it helps later in the season when they get root bound. But what would I know about heat I live in Washington state, never get the heat like you do.
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Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Jul 8, 2013 11:22 AM CST
Here are part of the coleus I grow on my front porch.Thumb of 2013-07-08/stilldew/3d68bf
My stacking planter and some of the other pots in my drivewayThumb of 2013-07-08/stilldew/967fe2
More of the driveway pots including the Cool Wave pansies that are still doing well in this July heat.Thumb of 2013-07-08/stilldew/d0a7d8
A beautiful container that's located near the hospital where I work.Thumb of 2013-07-08/stilldew/0a6134
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Jul 8, 2013 12:13 PM CST
Spring, this is the first year this has happened. But, we had extremely difficult weather to deal with for a month or more. I am not surprised. Just disappointed. I use the moisture control potting soil in those boxes and never had a problem, just watered when the others got water if it did not rain. The big green containers have coleus in and they are growing like weeds. i may just go with coleus in those boxes next year and see what happens.
These little Jasmine Sambac "Maid of Orleans" are loving all this heat and humidity. They do not like sun so I have them on the northeast side of the house and they only get morning sun, which these days is HOT. So far so good. The fragrance is outstanding when you walk to my door. I have them sitting close to where I scrub pots so I can enjoy them. I sit on my chair, scrub pots on the wagon and sniff, sniff and sniff some more. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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JB
Jul 8, 2013 12:14 PM CST
Susan, your coleus are just beautiful. Thumbs up
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jul 8, 2013 12:49 PM CST
Susan, I just love that last picture!! Are those purple with the white rim petunias? Lovey dubby Your Sedona coleus is a beauty!!
JB, That Jasmine must make that chore a bit more pleasurable. Hate washing pots!!!!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 8, 2013 1:58 PM CST

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You all do such beautiful containers. I just don't seem to do well with them. But I sure love looking at yours.

Susan those are outstanding, I'm with Julia on that C. 'Sedona', it us stunning. I thing the pansies add a nice contrast.

Jacquie I can almost smell that jamine. Lovey dubby
My daughter grows it in NM and it has done very well. Surprised me in the hot desert, sandy soil conditions.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jul 8, 2013 4:10 PM CST

I agree I agree I agree you are a plant artist,
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jul 17, 2013 1:12 AM CST
A few of my containers.
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Thumb of 2013-07-17/springcolor/61e3e4 Thumb of 2013-07-17/springcolor/afd353These are filling in.
Thumb of 2013-07-17/springcolor/179f8b Thumb of 2013-07-17/springcolor/34dbbc Thumb of 2013-07-17/springcolor/c321b0
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Thumb of 2013-07-17/springcolor/871bb7 I grew this from seed. A new one for me called sparklers. Has a different bloom.
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