Keeping It Tidy: That is a very good idea! Thanks!

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Keeping It Tidy

By grannysgarden
March 29, 2014

Just after the threat of frost has passed, and sometimes before, garden clubs and county gardening organizations will hold their annual, or semi-annual, plant sale.

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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Mar 28, 2014 6:13 PM CST
Geez! I don't know why I never thought of that! What a wonderful idea! Much appreciate it! Thumbs up Thank You!
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Mar 28, 2014 6:39 PM CST
Thank you Becky. I put my excess plants in mismatched throw-away pots for gifts, garden sales, club trades, etc. year round and this not only keeps them together but keeps the garden looking good.
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sarahbugw
Mar 28, 2014 8:29 PM CST
That's a terrific idea! Thanks for the tip, and happy gardening. Hurray!
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gwhizz
Mar 29, 2014 3:18 AM CST
That first picture, caught my eye! I thought it was a weird 1960's car, parked in your garden[Take a look] Blinking
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Mar 29, 2014 4:18 AM CST
Nice tip and looks like a nice planting till you get them into permanent homes.
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Name: Teri
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Roses_R_Red
Mar 29, 2014 5:43 AM CST
I've designated an out of the way garden space to be the "holding" spot, but I think that this works much better because they can be enjoyed immediately as part of the garden and will be in close proximity to the area that I would want them in!! I'm going to start looking for a huge tub!!
Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Mar 29, 2014 9:44 AM CST
Nice - and somewhat more feasible than my sand-box-holding-area dream...
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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Mar 29, 2014 12:58 PM CST
Like the idea of raising up the small pots with bricks! Does the large container have drainage?
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Mar 30, 2014 4:42 PM CST
Yes, Anna it does have drainage. I purchase old tubs and zinc buckets cheaply wherever I can find them to incorporate into my garden. Most have rusted spots or holes and are perfect for plantings or holding areas. The ones without holes are used for catching rainwater, general washing chores in the garden and buckets without holes hold a lot of my Louisiana irises in pots. They love a little bit of water on their roots, especially during our hot and dry summers. Once you have a tub on hand you will find many uses for it.

And Teri you are so right! A tub of mixed blooms in the garden will temp you to let them live there for awhile. lol

Thank you all for the kind words for my little tip. Pass it on like we pass on plants. smiles
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