Containers forum: Blooming in December

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Name: Julie
La Crescenta, CA (Zone 10a)
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JulieB
Dec 15, 2013 9:52 PM CST
...here on the patio in Riverside, CA

It's my first container garden & I'm so excited to meet you all & share this new-found passion! Such fun!

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 15, 2013 10:35 PM CST

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Hey there JulieB. Nice to meet your, and a great big Welcome! to ATP.
A big Group hug for starting right in with the wonderful photos of your containers. We love to see what others are growing in containers.
Wow, you still have tomatoes. Mine have been gone for over a month now. But then you are living in Southern California. I recognize that great big, fat grasshopper.
Your plants look so healthy and happy. What are your favorites?
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Dec 16, 2013 5:58 AM CST
I agree I tip my hat to you.
Great Fun and love the pictures!
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Dec 16, 2013 2:09 PM CST
Wow, lots going on in your container garden, Julie. Thanks for sharing and Welcome!!
Name: Julie
La Crescenta, CA (Zone 10a)
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JulieB
Dec 16, 2013 10:03 PM CST
Thank you for the warm welcome! My hubs bought a beautiful Bella'roma rose (adding that I needed to stop & smell the roses...) & it grew from there. I figured that since I have just a small space that I need to be selective: it has to be very pretty, smell great, or be edible! I'm new to container gardening & Zone 9B so I'm playing!

My favorites? I'm hoping to keep two night-blooming jasmines happy 'cause I love the scent at night (they never seem quite pleased, however) -- and the miniature roses -- something about those perfect little buds! And how cool is it to use fresh herbs in the tomato sauce?
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Dec 16, 2013 10:42 PM CST

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Between the rose and the jasmine you are surrounded by wonderful scent. Lovey dubby
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Dec 17, 2013 8:04 AM CST
Welcome Julie. Keep those pictures coming.
Container gardening is over for the season here.

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Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Dec 17, 2013 6:22 PM CST
Jo Ann,
Put some candles in it after you add the flavored syrup and have a Snowball Cake party! Thumbs up
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Dec 17, 2013 6:43 PM CST
Hurray! I agree Snowball Cake!!!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Dec 18, 2013 4:02 AM CST
Great idea.
Its always a good sign when local Maple grove s have "suggering off " parties. Thats in March.We know sap is running and live is returning.
Sat.is Solstice BTW. the sun returns.
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Dec 18, 2013 5:01 PM CST
Hi Julie, welcome! That's an amazing garden for anyone, let alone a professed newbie in containers. Bravo & thanks for sharing! "very pretty, smell great, or be edible!" My criteria as well. Fav plants of the moment are the holiday cacti blooming like crazy. Do you have any of those? Most of my containers are in the house at this time.

Yay solstice!! I agree, JoAnn!
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Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Dec 18, 2013 5:06 PM CST
I agree Thumbs up
Name: Julie
La Crescenta, CA (Zone 10a)
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JulieB
Dec 19, 2013 9:40 AM CST
I'm so happy to have found this site! People who enjoy talking about gardening!

Thank you again for the warm welcome and kind words. I've got two bowls filled w cacti & succulents, mostly because my husband loves weird odd stuff (proof in point!) - do cactus grow?!? The succulents (I love that word!) seem happy, slow growing. Is there a season for these puppies?

One of you'all has sent me researching daylilies so I'll be seeking advice there!

Hoping for the rain promised this morning. I just can't water like the rain can!

Warmly!
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
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purpleinopp
Dec 19, 2013 11:22 AM CST
What a beautiful rose! Coloring is similar to my namesake rose.

Hard to say about season w/o knowing what plants you are asking about?

I never knew how many cool non-cactus (non-prickly) plants are in the 'cactus/succulent' category until recently. So many cool 'foliage' colors, interesting flowers, undemanding care requirements. Fascinating stuff (and about all that's blooming from my collection inside at this time of year.)

Thanksgiving cactus:
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Just today, Kalanchoe blossfeldiana starting what will be a long-lived flower show.
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Kalanchoe x houghtonii flower started about a week ago:


Wax Begonias are also succulent & putting on a great show for a plant inside on a windowsill.
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As you develop plant-specific questions, you might get the quickest and highest number of responses by putting those questions in a separate discussion in the appropriate forum for that kind of plant.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Dec 19, 2013 8:31 PM CST

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Julie that is one beautiful rose photo. Do you know the name? I agree about rain being so much better than faucet water. Thumbs up

And more beautiful photos from Tiffany. Hurray!
Name: Julie
La Crescenta, CA (Zone 10a)
Container Gardener Garden Photography Hummingbirder Moon Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover
Organic Gardener Roses Region: California Cactus and Succulents Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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JulieB
Dec 20, 2013 12:22 AM CST
I love your photos, Tiffany! And I'll figure out specific succulent questions for sure! The rose is a Bella'Roma & it smells as good as it looks. Loved the little bit of rain!
Coffee. Garden. Coffee. Does a good morning need anything else?
~Betsy Cañas Garmon
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Bulbs Foliage Fan Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents
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purpleinopp
Dec 20, 2013 9:29 AM CST
TYVM, Julie! OOh that rose sounds awesome, wish the computer was scratch'n'sniff! Well, you can scratch it all you want, but it just doesn't instigate any scent, and kinda blurs the view...

There's a plant ID forum, for any that need a name (beyond like Phil or Gladys. DH says all of our plants are named Steve. I didn't know that until he told me - go figure!) Smiling
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