Containers forum: My Vertical Planter project

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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
May 5, 2012 6:26 AM CST
Here is what I have accomplished so far...............

I'm using a 4x4 foot pallet. Last night I put wire "mesh" around the inside to help support the landscape cloth and soil when I get it filled. Today I'll get the lattice, mix the potting medium, put it in and put landscape cloth over top of the medium before attaching the lattice.

I'm posting the photos separately, as my computer doesn't like me to add more than 1 to a post.
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
May 5, 2012 6:35 AM CST
View 2....with the wire lining


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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
May 5, 2012 6:36 AM CST
And with the landscape cloth................


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mocropot
May 6, 2012 7:20 PM CST
Very interesting, Anna. Would like to see the finished project
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
May 6, 2012 8:14 PM CST
Progress today was putting the potting medium in, covering it with some more landscape cloth, stapling it down, and putting the lattice on. So, I guess, it is ready for plants. Hopefully tomorrow I can go plant shopping.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 7, 2012 12:00 PM CST

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Wow Anna, that is going to be impressive. I can't wait to see the finished product.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
May 7, 2012 4:16 PM CST
I know how I WANT it to look............getting it there will be another story. Green Grin!
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
May 8, 2012 12:42 AM CST
I can relate to that! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
May 8, 2012 6:34 AM CST
Anna, you should take pics of your steps, and post later for those wanting to try it or something similar.

Karen
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
May 8, 2012 6:54 AM CST
Well, if you look at my first posts, you will see the first steps...........LOL
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
May 8, 2012 7:10 AM CST
Hilarious!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 8, 2012 9:57 AM CST

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Hurray! Anna, make a tutorial out of it for ATP. Hurray!
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
May 8, 2012 11:18 AM CST

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I agree
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
May 8, 2012 1:04 PM CST
Oh, jeez, there are probably more out there that have made them and done a much better job.

Ran out of plants.........grrrr............so called my mom and asked her to go get 4-4 packs of what I needed. Of what, you ask??? Bwahahahaha..........not gonna tell, just that they are white. Green Grin! I was short 13. I knew I was going to be short of something, but since I had no real design in mind, just colors, I bought what I thought I needed. Well, 2 out of 3 for correct quantities isn't bad. LOL

Now I have cased out that smaller pallet and told SU that if he'd cut it in half I'd make a succulent planter out of it.........his only comment was "ya, but then you will mess up the lattice you have left and it will be wasted". Cripes...............
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 8, 2012 1:42 PM CST

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Don't give up on the dream. Hurray!
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
May 8, 2012 2:33 PM CST
If I was sure it would turn out, I'd make 2 succulent planters and sell the other one...............Stuff like that is a hard sell around here..............too many tight-fisted with their $$.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
May 11, 2012 6:23 PM CST
Here is the "planter" before plants..............


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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
May 11, 2012 6:24 PM CST
And the finished product. Now.....for a first attempt I don't think it looks too bad. And remember, the plants are small but the plan is for them to grow and fill most of it in. Green Grin!


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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
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valleylynn
May 11, 2012 6:42 PM CST

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Wow, is that going to be a show stopper when the plants fill out. Love the colors. Thumbs up
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
May 11, 2012 7:18 PM CST
Yeah, went for the Red, White, and Blue.

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