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Thumb of 2014-10-31/needrain/dcd450@needrain submitted this image in the Containers category of the The 2014 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

needrain added a caption:Using an old ashtray for Sedum 'Ogun'
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Nov 19, 2014 11:26 AM CST
I love the green and orange together. I adore the shape of that old ashtray. And the dreamy echo of orange on the bottom right is a great touch.

Oh and I love the melty feeling of the design on the ashtray. What a great use for that old ashtray!
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Nov 19, 2014 1:29 PM CST
Thanks Jennifer. Probably a better use than the original intended use Smiling .
Donald
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dirtdorphins
Nov 19, 2014 9:33 PM CST
oh wow--that's an ashtray Hilarious! I remember staring at this one a long time... a lot of interesting elements here
and dreamy melty orange
agree that's a great container Thumbs up
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Nov 19, 2014 9:43 PM CST
I should point out that I misspelled the cultivar name in the caption Grumbling . That should be 'Ogon'. I'd edit it to correct it, but I think the time for that has passed now. For some reason I always have a tendency to spell it like 'shogun'. Maybe because I have another cultivar with that name in an entirely different genera.
Donald

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