Containers forum: To wet your appetite....

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Dec 26, 2011 10:08 PM CST
I finally located these pictures in my messy folders...I should have said that my daughter found them. They were taken at Lindon Nursery, Lindon Utah in 2009 but they have similar ones each year. Here is one to wet your appetite....more tomorrow if any one is interested.
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Dec 26, 2011 10:24 PM CST
Love to see your pictures!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby That is gorgeous!!!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 27, 2011 12:10 AM CST

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Isn't that just breath taking. Gorgeous photo Paul.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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Paul2032
Dec 27, 2011 2:44 AM CST
Another look...
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And another

One more
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Another
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That's all from Lindon Nursery until next summer : .
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 27, 2011 11:06 AM CST

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Paul, in your first photo, what is that wonderful little blue/purple, fan shaped flower? What a sweet bloom.
Those baskets are amazing.
Dare I even try to do one of those? Or would I just kill it?
I did keep a container of several coleus, looking very nice, all summer. Killing frost finally got it.
I am going to try one, only on a smaller scale. Hurray!
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
Dec 27, 2011 11:40 AM CST
Common name is 'fan flower'. It is Scaevola aerauca. It is commonly used in baskets here and comes in several colors. Google fan flower to have a look. I think one main reason these baskets are so successful is that they are on a good drip irrigation system..
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 27, 2011 12:22 PM CST

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What a wonderful flower. I see it would be considered an annual for my growing zone.
Thanks Paul.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Dec 27, 2011 12:35 PM CST
Lynn, you should be able to find Fan Flower locally, maybe at Al's Garden Center. I believe it is considered a premium annual around here. It is really nice in baskets and planters.

For the past couple of years I have been buying premium lobelia for my baskets. At $2.50 each (for starts) they are kind of spendy but they grow way bigger and better than the seed grown types.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 27, 2011 3:21 PM CST

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I just can't believe I hadn't noticed them before. I go to Al's every spring. I will definitely look for Fan Flower when I go this coming spring.
Thanks Connie.

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