Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Hanging Baskets of my Collection

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Aug 11, 2013 7:53 AM CST
After admiring a2b1c3's vertical planter I was all excited about creating one with the wooden wine crate I had .. that was until the weight was mentioned ... that stopped me in my tracks. I had been desperate about doing something with all of them and finally decided to put them in hanging baskets. It worked out very well as far as I'm concerned




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Name: Mark Mallon
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a2b1c3
Aug 11, 2013 9:39 AM CST
love it
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Aug 11, 2013 9:42 AM CST
Thanks! I had fun putting it together.
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Name: Bev
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webesemps
Aug 11, 2013 9:58 AM CST
They look great, Anne. You have nice plantings and had fun doing it. What more can you ask? Hurray!
Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Aug 12, 2013 6:16 PM CST
Nice work. I starting collecting C & S for the first time last fall. Most of them overwintered very well either in the house or under lights in the garage. I put them outside and all was well until we were unindated with rain last month--4 and 5 storms a day. Most of my semps just rotted, except for a few named ones that I kept inside under lights during that time. Unfortunately I have neither a covered porch nor a greenhouse. Looks like I'll be growing those in chicken grit with a little soil added. I lost a large Cereus Forbesii Cristata. I was late putting it outside and put it under a tree. A couple of days later some parts of it started looking peaked & turning black, so I cut off the bad part and left it in the garage under lights. I thought I'd sunburned it. It seems like one day it was fine and the next thing I know the whole plant turned black and collapsed. Rot, not sunburn. Grumbling Thumbs down It's a good thing Lowe's has a 1 year guarantee on their plants. Shrug!
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 12, 2013 6:19 PM CST
and you still had the pot and the receipt - would never have happened in my case! Hilarious!
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Aug 12, 2013 6:20 PM CST
I'm just learning about these kinds of plants .. only killed a few so far and they spent a lot of time in the greenhouse during the Monsoons we've had. Looks like they are going to start up again at the end of the week.
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Aug 12, 2013 6:23 PM CST
Hetty, I have made it a practice to save all of my Lowe's plants receipts and pots. They take such poor care of their plants, so anyone buying from them is taking a chance. It's best to purchase as soon as they arrive at the store. Otherwise, they'll get watered too death.
Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Aug 12, 2013 6:31 PM CST
Yep, again, Anne. August is typical for them, but not July. I've already asked DH to bring my C & S in the garage under lights. He has got to get me a greenhouse. Grumbling I tried growing my semps and succulents in Al's gritty mix, and they just rotted. I'm still working on a soil combo. DH just bought me a bag of perlite. But I'll have to wait until I'm on my feet again before I can do anything. Shrug!
Name: tarev
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tarev
Aug 12, 2013 6:51 PM CST
Lovely arrangments Anne Smiling I love hanging baskets too for my c& s.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Aug 12, 2013 6:55 PM CST
Thanks .. I'm hoping I didn't make a mistake by putting the Cream and Green sedum in the center and have it grow over everything. From what I've been reading, they don't resent haircuts.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Aug 12, 2013 7:33 PM CST
I find sedums more needy with water especially during our very dry summer months, so I spray them water, otherwise they dry up. And I try to place them in bright area, or dappled sun.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Aug 12, 2013 7:39 PM CST
Everything has been doing really well in blazing hot sun so far but definitely keeping an eagle eye out for problems.
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Aug 13, 2013 7:34 AM CST
Anne, the rains began again last night and will continue the rest of the week. Thumbs down At least we'll have slightly cooler temps. Thumbs up
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Aug 13, 2013 7:38 AM CST
When I got up this morning I noticed it had rained .. according to the 10 day forecast the temps by the end of the week will be in the low 80's to upper 70s!
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Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Aug 13, 2013 7:50 AM CST
I woke up around 3 am because of terrible thunder and lightning and heavy rain. The lightning was so close. I unplug all of my electronics during lightning strorms. I don't have a rain gauge, so I don't know how many inches we got. Only that it was a lot of rain.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Aug 13, 2013 9:30 AM CST
Uh-oh..heavy rain! Hope no plants of yours gets drowned out. Yeah, we had the weather cool down last week, it felt like fall, without the rain. But it was unseasonably cool for us in August, we are used to mid 90's to 100's in August and we were starting the day at 58F and barely to the 80's. The city trees began throwing out its leaves. It was fun gardening weather though! So I bet the cool system is now at your doorsteps but with rain too.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Aug 13, 2013 9:39 AM CST
Being in hanging baskets it's easy to just stick them in the greenhouse when the rains come. I was considering putting them in my front bed but nixed that idea because I was concerned people might actually steal them and there is really no way to control the soil moisture in a bed like that short of putting an umbrella over them.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Aug 13, 2013 9:49 AM CST
Lucky you having a greenhouse big enough to store them Smiling Agree with the hanging baskets, at least water does drain out well. I have most of my succulent outdoors year round..and always hoping for the best during our rainy winters. But I think as with other plants getting rained on is okay from time to time..good water for them..it is the cold and wet combo that will kill them.

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