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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Jan 8, 2012 7:56 AM CST
Ric and I visited the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pa. last week to see their Holiday Show. I thought you might enjoy seeing some of their containers.
Something a little different these hanging baskets in the entrance room. I think there were 4 of these chandeliers. poinsettia, dichondra, and little grafted cactus for the lights.
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This is the same room the entire wall is these terra cotta pots with ferns.
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More hanging ferns.
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Poinsettia, Cyclamen, Ivy. Not sure what the bare branches were some small tree or bush maybe some red twig dogwood but they definitely add to the look of the container.
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Jan 8, 2012 8:44 AM CST
Just loved this living wreath I will be making one of these this spring
Diamond Frost Euphorbia
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More Diamond Frost, some Asparagus Fern and this Croton.
I was really interested in this one as I have the same Croton
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I really liked these Poinsettia mixed planters as I usually get a few Poinsettia at the Holidays
and never think of mixing them in containers. I just plop them down on a counter top.
Next year I will give some thought to putting them into a mixed container.
Hanging Basket Poinsettia, Dichondra,Asparagus Fern
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These 2 containers were in the Cactus Room. I think Kalanchoe but not sure what else is in there.
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HollyAnnS
Jan 8, 2012 9:30 AM CST
These window boxes ran down both sides of a long room.
Ferns, Diamond Frost, Dichondra, Orchids, Amaryllis,
and a beautiful gold colored Poinsettia.
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They put these fountain columns to good use with
Ivy, Asparagus Fern and the same Orchids that were used in the window boxes.
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If you would like to see more pics from Phipps Conservatory then just follow
this link over to the Cactus and Tender Succulent Forum.
The thread "Phipps Conservatory Topiarys and Plants" in Cactus and Tender Succulents forum
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 8, 2012 9:37 AM CST
Love the hanging ferns ... and the Euphorbia wreath. I think I'll be making one of those as well come Spring.
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Name: Lynn
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Jan 8, 2012 10:42 AM CST

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Next to the last post, last photo on left: is that a Euphorbia (the tall plant)? It is beautiful.
Holly you go to such fun interesting places. The photos are wonderful.
I love the Diamond Frost, just looked it up, not hardy to my zone 8 and I don't have room to over winter anymore plants. Sad
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springcolor
Jan 8, 2012 11:15 AM CST
Holly,
Love the containers Lovey dubby I keep seeing asparagus fern in containers!! Love the look i'm going to try some in my pots this summer.
thanks for posting your pictures. Loved it!
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 8, 2012 11:19 AM CST
I have E. 'Diamond Frost' ... it's beautiful and will make a perfect living wreath.
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Jan 8, 2012 12:01 PM CST
Lynn, Not sure if that is a Euphorbia but I thought it might be.

Diamond Frost is one of the plants I get thru my HGHA Co-op buy so I will make sure I have plenty to do that wreath. I will have to get a new wreath form for it this year.
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HollyAnnS
Jan 8, 2012 1:49 PM CST
Springcolor, I like to use Asparagus Fern in my planters and window boxes. Last year I was lucky and found some of them marked down for $1 each so I scooped up a lot of them. Here is a picture of one of the planters I put together last summer.
Verbena, Asparagus Fern, Warneckii' Dracaena.
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springcolor
Jan 8, 2012 3:57 PM CST
Holly,
Are those the ones you had next to your greehouse? Maybe that was someone else. I like that Dracaena!!! Lovey dubby Nice combo. I use to grow that fern as a house plant when I was in high school 30 years ago. Never thought of growing it outside. That seems to be a trend, plants that we use as house plants out side in combos. Love it.
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Jan 8, 2012 6:23 PM CST
Yes they are the ones I had next to the GH I really liked those planters. I wasn't able to make enough space to bring them in and eventually the temps dropped and I lost those plants.
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springcolor
Jan 8, 2012 6:25 PM CST
Crying Crying They were beautiful!! I bet you will have some equally fantastic this year.
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ge1836
Jan 9, 2012 4:29 AM CST
What a treat to see.Thanks for posting
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 9, 2012 6:23 AM CST
I always like the combo of 3 things in a container ... something taller, medium, and short or trailing. That looks very nice, Holly. I have Asparagus Fern here overwintering down in the garage. It always drops a lot of its needles but comes back looking great the following Spring. I have a different one, but I like and use all of them.
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Debbie
Jan 9, 2012 11:51 PM CST
Just wonderful pics. I can't wait til Spring
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HollyAnnS
Jan 12, 2012 7:53 PM CST
More pictures from Phipps. These are Orchids and Bromeliads.


The thread "Orchids at Phipps Conservatory" in Orchids forum
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HollyAnnS
Jan 13, 2012 9:03 AM CST
I have posted the rest of the Phipps Conservatory pictures in the All Things Plants Forum.
There are pic of the Holiday and Tree Displays, general Conservatory pics, some showing the Dale Chihuly art and a few night scenes. Hope you all have enjoyed your tour.
The thread "Phipps Conservatory Tour" in All Things Gardening forum
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Name: Barb
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DaylilyDiva219
Jan 13, 2012 12:36 PM CST
Asparagus fern is probably my absolute favorite "spiller" for containers. I've tried sweet potato vines, but something just eats them to pieces.

Anyway, Holly, love seeing all the container photos from Phipps, especially the holiday-themed ones. That "Diamond Frost" (another of my FAVORITES) wreath is just great - can't wait to see photos of yours come Spring! Smiling
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rcn48
Mar 16, 2012 3:03 AM CST
Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
DaylilyDiva219 said:Asparagus fern is probably my absolute favorite "spiller" for containers. I've tried sweet potato vines, but something just eats them to pieces.

Anyway, Holly, love seeing all the container photos from Phipps, especially the holiday-themed ones. That "Diamond Frost" (another of my FAVORITES) wreath is just great - can't wait to see photos of yours come Spring! Smiling


Barb, you might have the same unwelcome guest for dinner that I do - groundhog! Grumbling Every year he devours every last leaf of my sweet potato vine and then just as it's finally starting to fill out again he's back! Angry

I'm bored and looking for ideas for container ideas for spring - thanks Holly, these are fantastic! I tip my hat to you. I never thought about using 'Diamond Frost' for a living wreath, cool idea! Thumbs up IMHO you can NEVER find enough uses for this plant, definitely my favorite annual! Lovey dubby



Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Mar 16, 2012 3:06 AM CST
I watched a garden program on containers and the formuls was this: "Thriller,Filler,Spiller"

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