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Name: BlueFox
Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A (Zone 4a)
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BlueFox
Jun 21, 2011 2:49 PM CST
Okay, well here's how I did it:

Take one pair of extremely expensive panty hose that you can no longer fit into, and it's doubtful you ever will.

Fill both legs with potting soil.

Tie the top part (that used to fit around your hips) in a knot. Apply artistically to a wire form.

Wire it on by winding tie wire around.

Lay the wreath flat.

Poke holes in it and thread your choice of Sedum, Sempervivum and any other succulents that might need a haircut into the wreath.

Set it on 'ignore' for a week or two.

Water.

Enjoy.



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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Jun 21, 2011 2:49 PM CST
Looking good, Jackie.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jun 21, 2011 2:49 PM CST
By George, I think you've got it!!! It's going to be beautiful!
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Name: Terri
North Georgia zone 6b
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insiderart
Jun 21, 2011 2:49 PM CST
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Wow Jackie!! Your legs are like little sticks!! Rolling on the floor laughing

(When I was just glancing at the images I thought that was you standing in something. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing )
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Jun 21, 2011 2:49 PM CST
Oh I really need to get my wreath out and plant it. Came home from work with more succulents from the bargain bin today. They are all piling up on the patio just waiting.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 21, 2011 2:55 PM CST

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My daughter isn't home, think I'll go get a pair of her panty hose. Whistling I don't own any. Besides, my legs don't look like Jacki's leg. I don't think I could get mine in those skinny little things. Blinking
Name: BlueFox
Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A (Zone 4a)
Romantic & Rustic, Xeric & Organic
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BlueFox
Jun 21, 2011 3:08 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing I wish! I didn't realize how funny that looked!

I have a pair of black ones too (wolf whistle!) so I thought those would work for a great sexy one planted with dark red Sedum 'Voodoo' and some kinds of Sempervivum like Pacific Sonata.

I'm off back to the greenhouse. How exciting!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 21, 2011 3:41 PM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Oh Jacki, between you, Terri and twit my day is filled with laughter. Group hug
Name: BlueFox
Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A (Zone 4a)
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BlueFox
Jun 21, 2011 4:51 PM CST
I'm glad you find us so amusing Rolling my eyes.

Here's panty hose wreath #2 - the sexy black one:

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I didn't even cut the panty hose on this one - I simply tucked the ends of the cuttings right into the crevices where the two legs are wound around. They should root in quickly - this is fun!

Name: Debbie
Denham Springs, La. zone 8b (Zone 8b)
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Debbie
Jun 21, 2011 5:20 PM CST
Jacki, that is a fabulous idea. I need more semps and sedum and echeverias , OH MY. Ya'll are causing a major leakage in my wallet. Off to shopping again. Any suggestions on the best semp online store. I've checked out all the links that Lynn has posted for sources. I'm just wondering if ya'll recommend one over the other.

I can use the hose to fill the double ball with soil, can't I Jacki? Just awesome.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Jun 21, 2011 7:08 PM CST
Love it. Too bad I cut my pair up for Vacation Bible School. I may look for another pair...
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 21, 2011 7:32 PM CST

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Debbie, shop the ones listed over in the Nursery section for the best deals. Go to each site and see if they have specials going right now.
Name: Debbie
Denham Springs, La. zone 8b (Zone 8b)
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Debbie
Jun 21, 2011 9:18 PM CST
Thanks Lynn.
Name: BlueFox
Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A (Zone 4a)
Romantic & Rustic, Xeric & Organic
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BlueFox
Jun 22, 2011 4:17 PM CST
Debbie said:

I can use the hose to fill the double ball with soil, can't I Jacki? Just awesome.
Are you thinking what I'm thinking, with the two round hanging baskets wired together, then coil up the filled panty hose inside it? That's a heck of an idea! Hurray! Good thing I have some more wire baskets...Now I just need waaay more plants!

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 22, 2011 7:10 PM CST

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And panty hose. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing The store is going to think panty hose are back in style. Whistling
Name: Debbie
Denham Springs, La. zone 8b (Zone 8b)
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Debbie
Jun 22, 2011 7:15 PM CST
Yes Blue, that should work great. Thanks so much for the idea. And I too need wayyyyy more plants. Rolling on the floor laughing

Your right Lynn.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jun 23, 2011 5:45 AM CST
That's why it's important to always get as many plants of every type as you can. You never know when you'll need them.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it! Whistling
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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!
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Ridesredmule
Jun 23, 2011 6:34 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing So true!
Name: Terri
North Georgia zone 6b
I missed all the spring specials!!
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insiderart
Jun 23, 2011 7:28 AM CST
goldfinch4 said:That's why it's important to always get as many plants of every type as you can. You never know when you'll need them.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it! Whistling


*snort!:*

Rolling on the floor laughing
I shall henceforth count you all as enablers of my collecting \"disease\".
Name: Debbie
Denham Springs, La. zone 8b (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Gulf Coast Region: Louisiana Region: United States of America Lilies
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Debbie
Jun 23, 2011 8:05 AM CST

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