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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
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a2b1c3
Jul 26, 2013 2:48 PM CST
Hi i just made another vertical planter out of one of the 1 x 4 that the sheet metal for my roof came on and lath and chicken wire
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attached it to one of the patio cover poles
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Name: Hetty
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Jul 26, 2013 3:41 PM CST
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Xeramtheum
Jul 26, 2013 3:56 PM CST
How cool is that! Now I know what I'm going to do with my wooden wine box I scored at the thrift shop!
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Name: Bev
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Jul 26, 2013 9:10 PM CST
It's a first for me...I've never seen cactus in a vertical hanger! Thumbs up
Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Southwest Gardening
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Jul 27, 2013 2:52 PM CST
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i threw another together today, decided to do one that is all hens and chicks
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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
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a2b1c3
Jul 27, 2013 2:54 PM CST
@ Bev i have no idea what the cactus will do but it will be fun to find out
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Name: Anne
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Jul 27, 2013 3:44 PM CST
That's gorgeous! .. is the chicken wire the only thing holding the plants in the soil?
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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
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a2b1c3
Jul 27, 2013 4:29 PM CST
yup, when i did a bigger one i used 2 layers of chicken wire 1 /8 ' th of an inch offset
heres some photos of one i am working on
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i use staples then nail the lath over it for looks and it keeps the wire from flexing
the wire is galvanized and strong but it will rust out over time, by then your plants will be so thick they may very well just stay put
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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
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Jul 27, 2013 4:30 PM CST
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finished box not up yet
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Jul 27, 2013 5:10 PM CST
a2b1c3 said:...i threw another together today, decided to do one that is all hens and chicks


Nice one, Mark!!

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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jul 27, 2013 5:51 PM CST
Yes, yes, yes! I went all 'Meg Ryan' when I saw that. Are you trying to save space or just appreciate the unusual? Hope you don't mind emulation, I'd like to make/have some of these.

Does this give you ideas? Just put together a couple weeks ago. The sides of hanging baskets are boring, fugly, and wasted space.

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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
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Jul 27, 2013 8:05 PM CST
Thanks, Bev
Tiffany i am thinking about selling some of these and i am just fooling around with some ideas. And i had 30 feet of 1 x 4 that came with the sheet metal i thought that would work good for this. And it increases the size of my plant stock for future boxes. If you have the tools these are easy to build but make sure to pre drill the holes before you nail.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Jul 27, 2013 8:37 PM CST
Tiffany, did you drill those holes on side of hanging pot? I was trying to imagine growth of those plants hanging out of the holes and ...I think it may work!! Neat idea.
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Jul 28, 2013 4:16 AM CST
Everyone is getting very creative here!! Thumbs up
Name: Tiffany
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Jul 28, 2013 6:49 PM CST
Bev, thanks! I used an awl to poke holes, then a screwdriver to make most of them bigger, and scissors to make a few a lot bigger. I'm doing almost all of my hanging baskets that way, about a half dozen left to do. All plants with small stems, should be really cool when they fill in some.

Also have a rectangle purple wire mesh basket I think would look cool with tiny, creeping Sedums taking over it. This discussion gives me ideas to use it vertically so it takes up 1/3 the space. Sweet.

Mark, I'm sure that would go well, and thanks for that tip! DH does most of the tool'ing, he's got an eye out for the right pieces of 'scrap wood' to bring home from work. 'They' sell rolls of that wire stuff, if you need more, different size holes and strengths of wire, you probably know that.
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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
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Jul 30, 2013 10:13 AM CST
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i am still fooling with this but with a 1 inch hole you can screw in the top of a 2 liter for easy watering. the trick is to fill it with gravel so it doesn't drain super fast
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Jul 30, 2013 11:12 AM CST
Mark, that is interesting what you did to facilitate watering! nodding
Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Southwest Gardening
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Jul 30, 2013 1:31 PM CST
well the way i put them up i am not taking them down for watering, we will see if it works.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Jul 30, 2013 1:41 PM CST
I'm hoping it does the job for you. Your frame looks awfully big to have to take down and put up. Can I ask, Mark, what are the dimensions of your frame?
Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Southwest Gardening
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Jul 30, 2013 1:59 PM CST
19.5 x 10 x 5
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