Containers forum: 2016 containers

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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
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Joannabanana
Jul 27, 2016 5:04 PM CST
Here's some photos of my window boxes and containers this year
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
Jul 27, 2016 7:26 PM CST
Excellent as always, Joanne!
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
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Deebie
Jul 30, 2016 11:51 AM CST
I agree Awesome. Lovey dubby Why can't I get mine to look like yours? Rolling my eyes.
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Aug 3, 2016 9:00 AM CST
My most fave petunia is PW Vista Bubblegum Supertunia. It will grow anywhere. Those big barrels have north NE exposure. The window boxes are SE South.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Aug 3, 2016 11:38 AM CST
Joanne, WOW your containers are just teriffic.
Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Tropicals Bromeliad Orchids Container Gardener Foliage Fan
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IbisFla
Aug 10, 2016 12:49 PM CST
Beautiful, Joanne! Lovey dubby You must be a favorite stop for all the butterflies and hummingbirds!
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Aug 10, 2016 2:22 PM CST
Just this morning, a hummingbird was at the bee balm. It perched on one flower head and rested for about 5 minutes. Every once in a while it would stick it's beak in another flower, while still perched, no wings flapping. I have never seen a humming bird do that. We don't get many butterflies in the city, or humming birds.
Name: Carol Roberts
Huntington Beach, CA (Zone 10b)
Sunset 24
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Annuals
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CarolHB
Aug 10, 2016 7:50 PM CST
Joanne, I really am enjoying your collection. Every time I put a petunia in a pot it dies... I've learned to take the pic right away because I'll be planting something else in that spot in a few days. I keep reading about how they're easy to grow, but I've read the same thing about geraniums, which practically grow wild here, and I kill them too. Don't know how I do it. Grumbling

This afternoon I spent my just sit down time on the porch watching Costa Rican Frittellaries (sp?) and hummers helping themselves to my b'fly bushes - in containers, of course. No camera available, of course. Sighing!
Can't complain too loud about how the ball bounces when I'm the one who dropped it.
Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Tropicals Bromeliad Orchids Container Gardener Foliage Fan
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IbisFla
Aug 11, 2016 7:02 AM CST
Carol, it's good to know that I'm not the only one that has trouble with petunias! Mine will only last a month or two, maybe. I'd like to blame it on the humidity or the heat, but I probably just haven't figured out how to take care of them. And they are so pretty, spilling out of containers like Joanne has! I love 'em, but I have to admire them from afar.
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Aug 11, 2016 9:13 AM CST
I always transplant into larger baskets and that seems to work well. Check out the Gardening Idea called "Big Balls of Colour". I'm not sure how to paste a direct link. Other info on Petunias is a "sticky" in the Annuals Forum,
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 14, 2016 5:54 PM CST

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Here you go Joanne. http://garden.org/ideas/view/Joannabanana/282/Big-Balls-of-C...

And WOW!!! Your containers are exceptional as usual. How do you handle the summer heat and humidity. Or has your weather been pretty moderate this year?
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Aug 14, 2016 6:44 PM CST
Thanks Lynn. This has been an unusual summer. Cool with showers daily.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Aug 14, 2016 7:01 PM CST

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Ahhhh, so you haven't had all the heat and hi humidity. Lucky you. Sure wish we would get some showers and cooler temps.
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cinta
Aug 16, 2016 2:38 PM CST
@Joanne
I agree they are gorgeous. We have had an unusual summer of weeks with temps in the 90s and no rain. I have a lot of dead and dying pots outside this year and it is so hot and humid I do not care.

I am not going out there. I am sitting inside under the air and thinking of our normal summer to come back maybe next year. We usually are in the 80s and low humidity. This is not the kind of weather I am use to in the summer.
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
Aug 16, 2016 8:49 PM CST
Today was 29C, which is 84.2 F. Too hot for me

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