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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 19, 2015 9:38 AM CST

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Austin container gardening:

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Today is our only watering day. I'm stuck here , so I'm going through old photos. Hope I haven't already posted these.
Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Sep 19, 2015 10:13 AM CST
Hilarious!
well, if you have, I hadn't seen them before--
Nice!
Thank You!
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 19, 2015 10:29 AM CST

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I tip my hat to you. Thank You! !
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 19, 2015 11:08 AM CST

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@dirtdorphins I entered this one in our garden show as "most unusual" a couple of years ago. I still have it on the window sill but after two years, it's lanky. I think the planting hole needs to be larger next time.


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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Sep 19, 2015 12:45 PM CST
I love it Sandi!
and it's mighty impressive that it's still going after two years, even if lanky
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 19, 2015 12:56 PM CST

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I try to have one entry in "most unusual." After the judging, if it gets a ribbon, we sell it at the plant sale with the ribbon on it. I was afraid this one might not survive and the buyer would be unhappy..
Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Sep 19, 2015 7:08 PM CST
It's cool that you have a garden show to enter!
I have a few spare corks around waiting patiently for some project...I was going to make a bee house or something...maybe I'll see how long I can torture a little rooted cutting of some incredibly tough plant I have too much of Hilarious!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Sep 19, 2015 7:48 PM CST

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Last year, I placed a Tillandsia off our oak tree ( ball moss) under a glass dome. It just happened to be blooming in time for the show. 'Got a first place ribbon. We were all giggling! It was obvious that the judges had never seen ball moss on their oaks.

If you do plant in the corks, I'd suggest drilling the hole a little bigger than I did mine. Maybe pencil size, so a little soil could remain to anchor the roots. I think mine just grew into the cork. The hole wasn't big enough to add any soil once it began to grow. I added a few pellets of fertilizer once in a while. And.....champagne corks worked best for stability.
Name: Duane Robinson
Kerrville, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Poohdaddy
Sep 20, 2015 9:04 AM CST
Thumbs up Bubbles, I am going to have to add this to my Plant Propagation class for MG Interns with your blessings. I will give you the credit!! Thank You!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Sep 20, 2015 8:18 PM CST

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@Poohdaddy. No need for credit. I saw some on Pinterest and was a bit skeptical that they'd survive. There were no instructions, so I just drilled the corks as best I could. (Need to drill larger holes so there's a little more soil for them to anchor in). They all survived, but I had too many that needed trimming and watering. I gave them away, except for the kalanchoe.
Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Sep 23, 2015 6:43 PM CST
OMG, those are so cute, I'm gonna try those. Thanks
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