Floral Design forum: Welcome to the Containers forum

Page 1 of 3 • 1 2 3
Views: 937, Replies: 47 » Jump to the end
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, done that!
Charter ATP Member Peonies Ferns Gardens in Buckets Hostas Lilies
Vegetable Grower Tropicals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Echinacea Daylilies Hummingbirder
Image
haighr
Feb 22, 2010 7:15 PM CST
Let's see your containers. What do you have that is really unique. Please tell us all about your closet of containers.

Thumb of 2010-03-09/haighr/5bc091
“If you feel you’re being picked on, you should talk to the flowers in my garden!” ~ cgl
***************************************
Come visit us at Floral Design - [url]http://garden.org/forums/view/floraldesign/[/url]
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, done that!
Charter ATP Member Peonies Ferns Gardens in Buckets Hostas Lilies
Vegetable Grower Tropicals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Echinacea Daylilies Hummingbirder
Image
haighr
Mar 8, 2010 6:48 PM CST
Now this one is just different, we found this in the mountains and made it into a planter by adding a wood bottom with holes for drainage and finished to weatherproof.

Thumb of 2010-03-09/haighr/0ad484
“If you feel you’re being picked on, you should talk to the flowers in my garden!” ~ cgl
***************************************
Come visit us at Floral Design - [url]http://garden.org/forums/view/floraldesign/[/url]
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
Bulbs Cut Flowers Peonies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California Vegetable Grower
Image
soilsandup
Mar 11, 2010 1:45 PM CST
Hi Candee - so this is where you are spending your time. Miss you over at the Cut flowers. I bought a neat "vase" at a thrift store yesterday - will have to post it here. Hope it is starting to warm up a bit in your neck of the woods.
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, done that!
Charter ATP Member Peonies Ferns Gardens in Buckets Hostas Lilies
Vegetable Grower Tropicals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Echinacea Daylilies Hummingbirder
Image
haighr
Mar 11, 2010 4:42 PM CST
I have been over there Diann just haven't had a much time since I've been doing this. Hope to see you hanging around and posting your lovelies. We had temps in the 60's for 2 days but by the time I get home from work it is already cooling down so I haven't been out much. Did manage to cut back the tall grasses over the weekend so we are headed in the right direction!
“If you feel you’re being picked on, you should talk to the flowers in my garden!” ~ cgl
***************************************
Come visit us at Floral Design - [url]http://garden.org/forums/view/floraldesign/[/url]
Name: Annie
Western WA Zone USDA 7b
Relax. It's only a small setback.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Image
Poochella
Mar 13, 2010 9:50 AM CST
Hi Ladies,

Candee, what IS that gnarly thing you found in the mountains? Is it a burl off a tree? Cut off tree branch scarred over? It is completely unique! Would make a great little 'woodland' planter
Annie
[url]http://cubits.org/dahlias[/url]
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, done that!
Charter ATP Member Peonies Ferns Gardens in Buckets Hostas Lilies
Vegetable Grower Tropicals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Echinacea Daylilies Hummingbirder
Image
haighr
Mar 13, 2010 2:27 PM CST
Annie that was an old rotted in the center stump, don't have a clue what kind of wood, but have had it for years and it is still looking good!
“If you feel you’re being picked on, you should talk to the flowers in my garden!” ~ cgl
***************************************
Come visit us at Floral Design - [url]http://garden.org/forums/view/floraldesign/[/url]
Name: Annie
Western WA Zone USDA 7b
Relax. It's only a small setback.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Image
Poochella
Mar 13, 2010 8:20 PM CST
I agree- still looking good. You have so many decorative ideas, I hope I have time to get back for a longer look see in the months to come.
Annie
[url]http://cubits.org/dahlias[/url]
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, done that!
Charter ATP Member Peonies Ferns Gardens in Buckets Hostas Lilies
Vegetable Grower Tropicals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Echinacea Daylilies Hummingbirder
Image
haighr
Mar 13, 2010 8:58 PM CST
I know the feeling Annie, getting all this set up and working has been a real challenge, but loads of fun in the process. I have done a lot of laughing since this all began!
“If you feel you’re being picked on, you should talk to the flowers in my garden!” ~ cgl
***************************************
Come visit us at Floral Design - [url]http://garden.org/forums/view/floraldesign/[/url]
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
Image
Ridesredmule
Jun 25, 2010 12:29 PM CST
Are you feeling the Heat??????

Thumb of 2010-06-25/Ridesredmule/e2e42a
Name: Annie
Western WA Zone USDA 7b
Relax. It's only a small setback.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Image
Poochella
Jun 26, 2010 2:03 PM CST
Are you cooking the poor coleus? Big Grin I wonder if your pup thinks all those little faces are looking at him?
Annie
[url]http://cubits.org/dahlias[/url]
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
Image
Ridesredmule
Jun 26, 2010 2:47 PM CST
He just got thru peeing on the leg. He wasn't thinking anything, the little rascal.
It is in the shade and the Coleus is in a pot. I water them in he evening.
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, done that!
Charter ATP Member Peonies Ferns Gardens in Buckets Hostas Lilies
Vegetable Grower Tropicals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Echinacea Daylilies Hummingbirder
Image
haighr
Jun 28, 2010 5:36 PM CST
We got the heat here I tell you! Lovely coleus - I was pleasantly surprised that I have a few coleus that returned after surviving the winter outside!
“If you feel you’re being picked on, you should talk to the flowers in my garden!” ~ cgl
***************************************
Come visit us at Floral Design - [url]http://garden.org/forums/view/floraldesign/[/url]
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
Image
Ridesredmule
Jun 28, 2010 5:58 PM CST
I have frinds in the coleus forum sent me these. Aren't they pretty?
These are some I bought aroung a brug. Like the too.

Thumb of 2010-06-28/Ridesredmule/d0ca1f
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, done that!
Charter ATP Member Peonies Ferns Gardens in Buckets Hostas Lilies
Vegetable Grower Tropicals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Echinacea Daylilies Hummingbirder
Image
haighr
Jun 28, 2010 6:01 PM CST
Beautiful, - I misstated they aren't coleus that I have they are caladiums that returned! I didn't get any coleus this year. Now what is that little garden with the wire in that lovely stone planter?
“If you feel you’re being picked on, you should talk to the flowers in my garden!” ~ cgl
***************************************
Come visit us at Floral Design - [url]http://garden.org/forums/view/floraldesign/[/url]
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
Image
Ridesredmule
Jun 28, 2010 6:09 PM CST
That is my Bog Garden. I have to keep a wire over it to keep my pup out of it. My pons are the same way. Dog gone dog.
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, done that!
Charter ATP Member Peonies Ferns Gardens in Buckets Hostas Lilies
Vegetable Grower Tropicals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Echinacea Daylilies Hummingbirder
Image
haighr
Jun 28, 2010 6:20 PM CST
Oh, I got ya! LOL, gotta love em and you found a way to love em and love your bog! Great job or should I say "grate" job!
“If you feel you’re being picked on, you should talk to the flowers in my garden!” ~ cgl
***************************************
Come visit us at Floral Design - [url]http://garden.org/forums/view/floraldesign/[/url]
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
Image
Ridesredmule
Jun 28, 2010 6:25 PM CST
Here is one of the pools.

Thumb of 2010-06-29/Ridesredmule/8c0b51
Name: Annie
Western WA Zone USDA 7b
Relax. It's only a small setback.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Image
Poochella
Jun 28, 2010 10:47 PM CST
Seeing your coleus, Charleen, I suddenly miss them. I used to have an entire spread of coleus under some fruit trees in our first home. Such great colors are available now! I should think on expanding the shade bed or making some containers for shade on the back deck. Finding the time and taking it, are the problem!

Now that little bog garden has got my curiosity up. Do you flood it regularly, like a swamp, or put in special 'mucky' soil? I know nothing about bogs except my gardens were like them much of June-unintentionally.

Love the pond! Here it would have about 40 green tennis balls floating and 4 big black lab legs straddling those squares covering the surface Big Grin
Annie
[url]http://cubits.org/dahlias[/url]
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
Image
Ridesredmule
Jun 29, 2010 9:14 AM CST
I had to stop those two culprits this morning, they wanted in that pond so very bad, but they knew they better not. Finlly the pup went and got in an old iron bath tub to cool off.
I do add water to my bogs about a couple times a week, it is so dry here now. but they are well worth the extra effort. I made my bogs out of those Black plastic tubs used to mix concrete. Put a hole about 4-5'' up from bottom to let overflow out, In case it does rain. This is my Second year with bogs and I believe I'm addicted. Do you know some EE are bog plants??? Iris, Hibiscus, and thngs I haven't even learedabout yet. Missy is Germ. Shep/Lab and Lucas is Basset/Daushund.
Name: Annie
Western WA Zone USDA 7b
Relax. It's only a small setback.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Image
Poochella
Jun 29, 2010 9:57 AM CST
Candee quote: "grate job!" Big Grin I don't know where else to ask, but clicking on your beautiful echi feature of the day photo- what are the fuzzy double pink ones? I've lost all but one little echinacea and would like to add that one. It's great being able to click on the photo and see the flowers enlarged for better appreciation. Nice work!

Charleen, I'll have to check out bog gardening here. It's so dang hard to excavate anything with our rocks, but it could be done and I bet the soggy NW has some terrific candidates for bog planting that would winter over.

You've got a lot of dog sizes and shapes covered don't you!?
Annie
[url]http://cubits.org/dahlias[/url]

Page 1 of 3 • 1 2 3

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Floral Design forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "French Marigold"