Building a Living Picture

By goldfinch4
June 9, 2012

How would you like to have a beautiful living picture in your garden or mounted on a wall outside of your home? It's a quick and easy project that you can do with just a few tools.

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Jun 10, 2012 7:08 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Timber's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! I sent a postcard to Randy! Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Mules Garden Ideas: Level 2 Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Beekeeper
This is beautiful.
You make some great "Semp-loving" things.
Thanks for article.
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Jun 10, 2012 7:39 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy!
Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Thank you Charleen! With as fast as they multiply, you've got to think of something to do with them all!
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Jun 10, 2012 8:10 AM CST
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
Very cool, Goldfinch! I like it!

I think I may have everything available around here to do that, too!

I don't grow semps so wonder what else would be easy to stick through the hardware cloth (thinking small roots here). OR, since you recommend keeping it laid flat for two weeks anyway I wonder what could be directly seeded thru the wire cloth that would be fast growing but long lasting. I'll have to think about that, or maybe others here will have some ideas.

Great lay-out, by the way! The photos are perfect, the instructions right on.

Shoe (waving hello to Charleen and Charley...~)
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Jun 10, 2012 9:15 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy!
Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Thank Shoe! And what a great idea to sow seeds directly into the frame!
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Jun 10, 2012 1:20 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Timber's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! I sent a postcard to Randy! Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Mules Garden Ideas: Level 2 Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Beekeeper
Shoe, I have some sedum that grows pretty fast if you want it.
Charley is nodding his head at you and going "hunt, hunt hunt" Which is mule for
"gimme a cookie, Friend." Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
I like the idea of planting seed. Rose moss would look great, wouldn't it Chris....
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Jun 10, 2012 1:48 PM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy!
Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Funny Charleen, I was thinking of the same plant!
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Jun 10, 2012 6:14 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Timber's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! I sent a postcard to Randy! Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Mules Garden Ideas: Level 2 Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Beekeeper
Great minds think alike.... Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jun 10, 2012 7:35 PM CST
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
Heheheh, okay, I'll send Charlie some cookies! :smily:

This week I'll try to find time to build a picture planter. Wish me luck. Hmmm, I have some coleus I could use! What color that would be, eh?

Shoe
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Jun 11, 2012 9:25 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Timber's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! I sent a postcard to Randy! Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Mules Garden Ideas: Level 2 Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Beekeeper
Everything bright and colorful, mixed!!!!
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Jun 11, 2012 3:28 PM CST
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
Good idea. I can probably root the cuttings in the frame's soil (two weeks!) and be good to go!

Thumbs up
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Jun 11, 2012 3:33 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Timber's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! I sent a postcard to Randy! Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Mules Garden Ideas: Level 2 Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Beekeeper
We will be waiting.
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Jun 12, 2012 1:11 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy!
Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Avid Green Pages Reviewer
We'll be looking forward to a picture! Thumbs up
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Jun 12, 2012 2:17 PM CST
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
No backing out now, eh? Smiling

But I made progress last week. After another article I read I finally put some plants in an old hollow stump (as a planter)! Guess I better take a pic of that and go find the thread I promised it in. (It's me mind, ya know...too full of too much and easily garbled!)

Shoe (off to putter and mutter)
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Jun 13, 2012 8:07 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Timber's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! I sent a postcard to Randy! Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Mules Garden Ideas: Level 2 Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Beekeeper
Shoe, don't forget to give us a link..
You know, some of us are getting Feeble minded, won't tell you it's me.... Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jun 13, 2012 8:18 PM CST
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
Thanks for jogging my memory!

And trust me, feeble minds don't jog too well! (Jog? Heck, I don't even like to walk fast!) :>)

Here ya go.
The thread "great read!!" in Containers - Simply So Easy

Shoe (dawg tired and gonna go watch The Walton's for a while)
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