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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Feb 14, 2014 9:25 PM CST
Hi all, thought I'd share here my slate hanging garden. It is a metal shelf, wired with "hardware cloth" on the outside edges, then black weed block paper and slate pieces.
I will fill with soil and plant shade plants like ferns and creeping jenny and maybe a few mini hostas.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Feb 14, 2014 10:32 PM CST
Waiting for the step by step planting...
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Feb 14, 2014 10:37 PM CST
I won't bore folks with that!! I am planning to have it laid flat for a month or so, while the ferns etc, grow roots!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 17, 2014 11:35 AM CST

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Hope you are able to plant it soon, so we can see an update photo. Hurray!
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Feb 18, 2014 2:38 PM CST
@gg5 came across this thread which has some great ideas for plantings for your crevice garden and some great
pictues of mountains and deserts too.

Course you have to get a marmot to sit on some of the slate to make it real natural.
Can you find it?

The thread "Wild Rock Gardens" in Rock Gardens forum
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Feb 20, 2014 2:21 PM CST
Greg, I will go to this and see if I can find more info/shots to share with you.
It is a special event at Tagawa Gardens in Centennial Colorado this Saturday.

I took the picture out as it is from their website.

It is a seminar on "Bringing the Rocky's Home - Rock Gardens and Alpine Plants

And had a great picture of a hypertufa container with slates and rocks.

sent it as a treemail shared it with Lynn too
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Feb 21, 2014 6:36 AM CST
That is a very interesting idea. I too am looking forward to seeing it when planted.
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Feb 21, 2014 7:00 PM CST
I realized that I forgot I have to place soil in it and then a layer of chicken wire to hold the soil in - ooopsie!
Haven't done anything with it yet but I did almost forget that important step! Smiling Then I'll plant and leave it and slowly set it upright!
Marilyn @CDssister I love those ideas! Thank you, it is what I like in terms of plantings, things which bring in another dimension of character!
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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Feb 21, 2014 7:43 PM CST
Here's another-other hanging garden.

Soda bottles strung up horizontally on wires.

http://garden.org/thread/view_post/559526/
Name: Bev
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webesemps
Feb 21, 2014 9:27 PM CST
Similar to what Rick is referring to as above but this one is really against the wall:

http://garden.org/thread/view_post/308696/
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Feb 21, 2014 9:54 PM CST
I like these but I think I'd try to use metal or glass...for the decoration of it! nodding
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Feb 22, 2014 2:47 AM CST

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Great link Rick.
Bev I remember that post from Gordon. He is so creative.

Greg you hanging planter is going to be wonderful. I can't wait to see progression photos, then the ultimate photos from this coming summer. Hurray!
Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Feb 22, 2014 5:15 PM CST
Bev, thanks for that peek at an herb garden wall that Gordon posted. The green bottles make it really nice, and wind can't make them tangle with each other.

(Edited to reflect the fact that it was Gordon's post, not his wall of bottles. Thanks for correcting me, Bev.)

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Name: Bev
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webesemps
Feb 23, 2014 1:50 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. but not wall of Gordon's; Belongs to a restaurant growing its own herbs..
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Feb 23, 2014 4:28 AM CST
The bottles are a clever idea.The free hanging ones must be in some sheltered area.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Feb 24, 2014 3:44 PM CST
Thank You! Bev, I edited my post.

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