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Name: Chad
Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
Region: Oklahoma
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chadu82
May 22, 2016 6:05 PM CST
I've slowly but surely been making some progress on getting my semps a nice little home. I originally had a spot behind the deck of my home but it didn't work out because of the constant sun with no shade and drainage issues. I think the little fellas were getting cooked. Even though I've bought quite a few different ones and I know some of them may not make it because of the climate here, I'm bound and determined to make all of them live! Big Grin It wouldn't be possible without some of the members in the group for selling me a few of theirs otherwise I would only have one kind, haha! Thanks @valleylynn, @springcolor, and @goldfinch4! I really do appreciate it...

I tried to be resourceful and came up with some different trays that were intended to be used for a worm garden that I never got around to using. There were 8 trays total and it gave me a couple of spare ones to use if I have to move any in the future. In the future, I want to clean up the look around the trays and level them out in the area I have them in but I also want to make sure it's going to work in this area before I start redoing the area to make it look more appealing.

These are a few pics of the trays I'm currently using.
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This is one that has a little bit of everything and it sits on my back porch. Thumbs up
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I also decided to build a shelf for my front porch so I don't have so many containers just sitting on the ground. I found some old lumber that was basically sitting there doing nothing, so I decided to put it to use and it's currently a work in progress. Once I get it finished, I'll post updated pictures. Crossing Fingers!

Before sanding and staining:
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Progress Hurray! lol :
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Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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TerriStanley
May 22, 2016 6:53 PM CST
Wow Chad! The containers look sweet and very clever re-purposing too! Hurray!
I really like what you've done with the wood for the shelf.
Can't wait to see the completed project!
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Name: Chad
Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
Region: Oklahoma
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chadu82
May 22, 2016 7:02 PM CST
Thanks Terri!

I think it'll all come together quite nicely in the end. I will continue to post updates until it's finished. (Unless it look awful Blinking , lol....)
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
May 22, 2016 7:06 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Looks so good! Love the re-purposed containers.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
May 22, 2016 8:05 PM CST
Chad, hope it's not too late to post... Welcome!

I like how there's one BIG Warden Semp in charge of all the little semps in the Tub. Good luck on your fun project.

I too had all my flats of semps on the floor of the balcony and decided they needed to Come Up! So the concept of "black plastic crates" (no sanding, no staining, no nails) has taken care of the problem but please excuse that it looks awful:

Flats on the balcony floor and now on crates closer to sunshine
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Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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TerriStanley
May 22, 2016 8:17 PM CST
OMG, that is a fantastic space!
Really beautiful, Bev. Thumbs up
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Name: Serina
San Antonio, TX (Zone 9a)
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HeartMamaTX
May 22, 2016 8:24 PM CST
Looks fantastic!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
May 22, 2016 8:44 PM CST
Hey Chad looks good! I like that you have a rock in each tray! Slowly you can add some and it'll become a rockn semp garden (sorry couldn't resist Thumbs down )
Bev good idea getting the plants up in the sunshine!! Thumbs up
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Name: Chad
Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
Region: Oklahoma
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chadu82
May 22, 2016 8:49 PM CST
Bev,

Yours looks great and I like the use of the crates. The only kind of crates I would be able to find would be red Hiland milk crates and I think I would have to pass, lol. Yours look great and I also think the black works really well because they give off a clean look. I couldn't figure out what to use and wood was the only thing I could really find in excess. Big Grin
Name: Chad
Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
Region: Oklahoma
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chadu82
May 22, 2016 8:54 PM CST
Greg:

Haha! I kind of think it's rockn already! Hurray! To be honest, I'm just happy they're still alive.... We've been getting rain, rain, rain and after having a break, it's coming back in. Oklahoma weather....? Hopefully my little crew doesn't get drowned out! Crying
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
May 22, 2016 9:47 PM CST
haha Hope so too Chad! Thumbs up Here in Seattle I have to cover mine in winter because we get so much rain. But as long as yours are draining they should be ok! Thumbs up
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 22, 2016 9:59 PM CST

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Chad you have really been busy. I love what you have done with them, and really like the idea of building a shelf to get them up off the flow. Great idea.
I really look forward to updated photos.

Bev that is really looking good. It also gets them up where they have more uninterrupted sunshine. Love that deck.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
May 23, 2016 3:38 AM CST

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Your plants look great Chad! I love the way you recycled those trays too. Looking forward to seeing your finished shelf.
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Name: Chad
Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
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chadu82
Oct 25, 2016 6:13 PM CST
I've gotten a few things moved around and a few new things planted recently. I'm hoping for continued success after losing some over the summer. I think I've found a happy medium for my semp family and we'll just have to wait and see how things turn out. Crossing Fingers!

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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 25, 2016 6:17 PM CST
Looks good Chad! I like the red pots, they'll make a nice contrast as your semps colour up next spring!
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Oct 25, 2016 6:49 PM CST
All in 5 pots should be easier to maintain over the winter. I have over a hundred 2 and 4 inch pots outside to look after. Your job looks easier, Chad. Very organized! ENJOY! Smiling
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Oct 26, 2016 5:15 AM CST

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They're looking nice and healthy Chad! I think you've found great homes for them!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 26, 2016 9:35 AM CST

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Looking very good Chad. I agree with all of the above comments. I think you've done a great job of finding what works for your, and the semps look very healthy. Thumbs up
Name: Paul
AV, southern California
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Oct 26, 2016 6:49 PM CST
Looks awesome! Hurray!
Name: Daniel Erdy
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Oct 26, 2016 11:09 PM CST
I agree Very nice Chad Lovey dubby
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