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Jun 11, 2012 7:06 PM CST
Name: Lois Andersen
Northcoast of California (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Cottage Gardener
I just joined this site recently. I am so enjoying the posts I have read so far. I woud like to share a picture of my latest succulent planting. An old birdcage planted last year with an assortment of plants. So far so good!
Lois


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Jun 11, 2012 7:15 PM CST
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Name: Trish
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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How fun, Lois! I love it!!

Welcome to ATP! Welcome!
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Jun 11, 2012 7:40 PM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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That is very, very nice. So much color in a small space just using foliage. I really like it!
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Jun 11, 2012 10:47 PM CST
Name: Michelle Lester
Yukon, Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
hemhead in zone 7
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I love your birdcage. What a creative idea for succulents. Wish I had an old one laying around somewhere. You did a great job! Hurray!
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Jun 12, 2012 4:53 AM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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How pretty!

I'm glad you found us Lois.

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Jun 12, 2012 5:14 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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Hi Lois Welcome!

Beautiful job! What do you have inside the bird cage for planing medium?
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Jun 13, 2012 6:05 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Hi Lois, so glad you found our site. Would love to see more photos of your containers. You planted the birdcage in such a creative way. I love the different colors, textures and sizes.
Do you grow a lot of succulents?
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Jun 13, 2012 8:11 PM CST
Name: Lois Andersen
Northcoast of California (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Cottage Gardener
goldfinch4 said:Hi Lois Welcome!

Beautiful job! What do you have inside the bird cage for planing medium?


Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!
I extended the bottom of the cage with an hardware cloth basket cut and bent to size. Lined it with moss and filled with potting soil. I originally filled it with lobelia but it dried out way to fast.
Last summer I tried succulents. A few from here and there stuck in. Mostly cuttings. I love succulents and have collected quite a few and propagated them, or they have propagated themselves Hurray! Seems to have held up fine so far!
Lois
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Jun 13, 2012 10:28 PM CST
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You definitely have a way with succulents. Thumbs up
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Jun 13, 2012 10:45 PM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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I agree Welcome: Lois That is such a great project!!
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Jun 14, 2012 12:23 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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Great idea to add a basket on the bottom. I really, really love it! Hurray! Hurray!
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Jun 14, 2012 1:22 AM CST
Name: Michelle Lester
Yukon, Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
hemhead in zone 7
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I agree
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Jun 14, 2012 5:34 AM CST
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Welcome! Hi Lois!

That birdcage idea is fantastic! Thumbs up
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Feb 28, 2013 12:34 AM CST

Hi louis!
Great idea......Beautiful birdcage. Smiling
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Feb 28, 2013 12:54 AM CST
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Hi JJ. What do you grow?

Louis, how is that bird cage doing?
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Feb 28, 2013 8:32 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Loved seeing your birdcage garden! Last night I bought a wire basket and was thinking it would be good for succulents. Maybe someday it will look as great as yours.
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Apr 3, 2013 8:23 PM CST

Hi Lois! I am Candice from Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents. I don't know if you know but your photo has been shared all over Pinterest and I just shared it on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Sweet.... I didn't know who it belonged to but someone that likes my page sent me this link. I just joined and want to congratulate you on a beautiful creation! Lots of people will be doing this! Hurray!
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Apr 3, 2013 10:46 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
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Welcome! Hi Sweetstuff, glad you were able to find your way here. Let me know if you have any questions. Meanwhile have fun browsing around the forums and Plant Database.
What is your growing zone?
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Apr 4, 2013 1:31 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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Hi Candice, Welcome! I've long enjoyed your blog and Facebook page and see lots of your stuff on the internet. Glad to have you join us!
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Apr 18, 2013 8:37 PM CST

Very nice...Last year I took a bird cage and flipped it upside down...lined it and planted it and set it into an old wore style vanity chair...have had lots of compliments...

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