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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jun 5, 2014 6:42 PM CST
Check out these hanging baskets..........
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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CarolineScott
Jun 6, 2014 3:53 AM CST
Nice, but those are greenhouse grown?
Mine are outside, and do not get full until later in the season.
Are those planted all the way down a fibre container?
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 6, 2014 5:52 AM CST
I would bet that they are greenhouse grown under near ideal conditions. A local nursery has them each year as part of their display all summer. They are hooked up to a drip watering system. I'll check the containers.......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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purpleinopp
Jun 6, 2014 8:05 AM CST
Those are awesome! Dag nabbit, Petunias just don't like me, but I love these pics!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 8, 2014 5:29 PM CST

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What a riot of beautiful colors Paul. I just don't seem to have very good luck with hanging planters. Sure wish I did. I think it is forgetfulness/laziness on my part. They take so much care.
But I sure love looking at them. Smiling
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 8, 2014 6:08 PM CST
I went to the nursery yesterday with my 15 year old Grand Daughter. She said the baskets needed more yellow. I agree and actually took a few of the pictures with the ones containing yellow....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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purpleinopp
Jun 9, 2014 7:33 AM CST
I agree, the ones with a bit of yellow look electrified! Like neon signs!
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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Jun 17, 2014 1:10 PM CST
Paul2032 said:I went to the nursery yesterday with my 15 year old Grand Daughter. She said the baskets needed more yellow. I agree and actually took a few of the pictures with the ones containing yellow....


How many is a "few" Paul?

Its clear you never just take a few!!! Hilarious!

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 17, 2014 1:32 PM CST
You have caught me David *Blush* I never take a few......do you remember buying film and deciding how many exposures to get. Now with a digital camera I just have remember to empty the memory and keep the battery charged. I won't mention how many I have submitted to ATP but when I see the number I'm actually a little amused because I think for every picture I have posted I have taken 3-5 and chosen what I considered the best. Different things bring pleasure to different people. My Son likes to hunt and fish....I like growing flowers and taking pictures. Shrug!
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jun 17, 2014 1:41 PM CST
For hanging containers, it's not always necessary that they have blooms and they can also have very low water requirements. I've never posted a photo, but if this works, here is a sempervivum in a shallow 12" clay container hanging and another semp hanging in a 10" enameled tin bowl that belonged to my grandmother. I'm in hot central west Texas and these go for weeks without being watered.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 17, 2014 1:46 PM CST
Those are good looking creative containers Donald. Welcome to ATP. I, and I am certain others, will look forward to your future contributions. Welcome!
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Jun 17, 2014 1:47 PM CST
Welcome! Donald!

I especially like the look you've made by creating your own solid sturdy hanging pots. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jun 17, 2014 2:18 PM CST
Thanks David and Paul,

I'm cheap, so I tend to salvage things. Mostly I'm about a successfully grown plant and the container is secondary. However, a container that works helps toward achieving a well-grown plant. Here's a salvaged container with a 22 cal bullet hole and a corroding bottom. I need to repair it before the bottom corrodes completely away, but the tomentosa can be....difficult. So I'm good at ignoring the job. And my brother left a couple of sections of stove pipe in the barn so I put those to use a couple of years ago, as you can see. That's a light fixture salvaged out of trash I used in one.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 17, 2014 5:41 PM CST
Creative....not cheap Thumbs up
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purpleinopp
Jun 18, 2014 7:13 AM CST
Donald, those are fantastic! Welcome to ATP! Love the plants, and the interesting containers.
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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Jun 18, 2014 7:23 AM CST
I re-use old items in the gardens and for garden art all the time too Donald.

Creativity is a gift you use well! Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 18, 2014 10:54 AM CST

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Wow, great photo Donald. And a big Welcome! to ATP. So glad you found your way here. I see you can get our creative thoughts going. Hurray!

Love the hanging sempervivum, they look so healthy and happy.
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Name: Donald
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needrain
Jun 19, 2014 8:31 AM CST
Thank you Lynn,

The semps have been healthy and happy and extremely low maintenance. If they keep expanding and piling up I don't know where they are going to end up. This is the third summer outside in the containers and the growth is beginning to spill over the edge. Another low water plant and probably my favorite 'repurposed' container is the sansevieria in hanging in an old galvanized funnel. It badly needs taking out and redone after three years and getting damaged by cold weather, but I've put that off for the time being. I have it swinging about an inch above the ground, so except for the movement it almost appears to be a container sitting the ground.

Donald


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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 19, 2014 6:25 PM CST

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What a magnificent sansevieria. Do you leave it out over the winter? How cold do you get? I see you are a zone 7.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jun 19, 2014 9:27 PM CST
I bring it inside on a closed in porch for the winter. I handles some cool weather in the fall, but not frost. I'm in zone 7b or 8a - it's different depending on the map. Some of the damage on this was caused by taking it out too soon in the spring. It can handle cool temps in the fall, but those same temps will damage the leaves in the spring. I keep forgetting that and I'm always impatient to get things out of winter storage. The original plant of this came from my grandmother, so it's sort of an heirloom plant. My parents got a start when I was in high school and that was a looooong time ago :). It's been in the family for 50 years or more.
Donald

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