Garden Art forum: Rock for plants

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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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freedombel
May 4, 2015 3:06 PM CST
We have 2 big rocks, my husband took a chisel and made some good size holes for me to plant in, we shall see how it goes.
So far I put Ivy in one and have not planted in the second one as of yet. They set under a tree so won`t get sun baked
or overly saturated in rain, as there is not perfect drainage, a fun garden art experiment anyway. Last year I put Alyussum (sp)
seeds in and they sprouted and bloomed and did well, so I might put those in the other one.
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Name: Vicki
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vic
May 5, 2015 10:40 AM CST

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GREAT idea Linda and thank you for sharing it with us. Please post photo's throughout the summer as your plants grow in the rocks Thumbs up
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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freedombel
May 5, 2015 7:23 PM CST
I will! I planted purple and white asslyums (just can`t spell it!) in the second rock today.
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Boopaints
May 6, 2015 7:03 AM CST

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I love this idea!! Will be watching too.
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Name: woofie
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woofie
May 31, 2015 5:17 PM CST
I do like the "yum" part of that last misspelling of alyssum. Hilarious! One of my favorite annuals. And they DO smell yummy! Smiling
Love the rock!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2015 1:43 PM CST
Oh, I love that rock! I have an old hunk of coquina rock hiding out back behind the deck amidst a bunch of invasive clerodendrums. I think I'll get my husband to bring it around the front so I can try something like that. Great idea Linda, thanks for sharing!
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froggardener
Jun 15, 2015 11:23 AM CST
That is such a great idea, Is that Lava rock? I can't wait to try that
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jun 16, 2015 7:08 AM CST

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and we're so glad you're here Jolana Hurray! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Jun 16, 2015 7:25 AM CST
Thank you so much, everyone is so kind here!!
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jun 16, 2015 7:53 AM CST

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Lovey dubby Thumbs up
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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freedombel
Jun 26, 2015 2:47 PM CST
I will take a picture soon, the alyssum not doing great because of lack of sun, if the rock was in the sun the
roots might get too hot, but the variegated ivy is doing very well, it is a learning experiment and from it I
learn what may do best in the rock and I should not of put a sun type plant in it.
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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
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freedombel
Jun 28, 2015 5:45 PM CST
freedombel said:I will take a picture soon, the alyssum not doing great because of lack of sun, if the rock was in the sun the
roots might get too hot, but the variegated ivy is doing very well, it is a learning experiment and from it I
learn what may do best in the rock and I should not of put a sun type plant in it.



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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 28, 2015 6:44 PM CST
Oh, the ivy looks nice! Could a coleus grow ok in place of the alyssum?
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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Jul 4, 2015 7:35 PM CST
That is very nice!
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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
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freedombel
Jul 11, 2015 2:28 PM CST
woofie said:Oh, the ivy looks nice! Could a coleus grow ok in place of the alyssum?


Coleus would be a good choice IF the rock had a deeper crevice as it could get tall, so for my rock I
need to stay with short type plants.

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