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rhonpip
Jan 21, 2015 8:16 AM CST
LJA said: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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Hi Lois, I have just joined and would like to know what you used to plant the succulents in? Your bird cage looks great and I have 2 cages I would love to do the same thing. Thank you. Rhonda
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woofie
Jan 21, 2015 9:48 AM CST
Hi, rhonpip, and Welcome!

Lois doesn't seem to be around lately, but she did post a bit of her technique much earlier in this thread. You can see it here:
http://garden.org/thread/view_...
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 24, 2015 2:02 AM CST
Hello Rhonda, welcome to ATP!! I love this birdcage idea...may have to try this! Please post photos if you do make this project I'd love to see them!
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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Jan 24, 2015 11:30 AM CST
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Here is another take on the bird cage theme. From my local garden center last weekend.
A bit too pricey for me but I did like the way it looked.

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woofie
Jan 24, 2015 12:49 PM CST
Oh, nice!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 24, 2015 12:56 PM CST

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That is beautiful Marilyn. What was the price on it?
Did you see how they put the growing medium into place?
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jan 24, 2015 10:04 PM CST

I cannot remember exactly but over 125. No I just caught it briefly and did not look closely after seeing the price. Shrug! Sad
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 24, 2015 10:37 PM CST

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Blinking Wow, that is a lot of money.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jan 25, 2015 8:22 PM CST
Maybe comes with a small bird?
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valleylynn
Jan 25, 2015 11:19 PM CST

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Good one Bev. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Mar 19, 2015 7:52 AM CST
I have not done much with succulents except for some hen and chicks that I brought home that were my DH's uncles. I have 2 old bird cages and several metal baskets in different styles that I would like to put succulents in. The baskets are a bunny shape, a rooster shape, a goose shape, and just some basket shapes. I am in Zone 4 so not sure if they will be able to be left out over winter. Will they survive if I bring them in to a 50 degree area and not water them over winter or will they require water and light if brought inside? I do not have good windows for natural light. I will edit with a picture of my hen and chicks later.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 19, 2015 9:45 AM CST

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The sempervivum should be alright, as long as they have some snow cover. It is dry and cold winter winds that suck the life out of them.
Very pretty area Jeanne.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 19, 2015 10:33 AM CST
You got Nice, Healthy Looking Semps...Good starting point for making those basket plantings!
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Mar 19, 2015 11:45 AM CST
One of them put out a flower last summer. The one with the flower and the ones surrounding died off. I hope they come back from this winter. We didn't get much snow but it sure got cold.
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Mar 19, 2015 11:55 AM CST

Very nice collection. Hope they all are well this spring. Your zone shows 5a which is close to my own and some survive the cold and winds of Colorado winters and some do not. Hope you have bettter luck.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Mar 19, 2015 1:10 PM CST
Thanks Marilyn, I am Zone 5a but some things that I have planted good for zone 5 didn'tmake it through the winter. Maybe it was meant for Zone 5b.

Here are some of my metal baskets and a couple of the bird cages that I hope to incorporate into succulent gardens some day.


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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 19, 2015 3:46 PM CST
Your basket collection looks very promising... lots of fun planting to be had by you, Jeanne!! Enjoy! Hurray!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 19, 2015 8:09 PM CST
@gardenglassgems I love love love your shoes planted up!!! I had a black "flat" which a friend gave me Hilarious! I just think they are so cute!
I have a basket that I leave outside, and the main thing is that if there are several days with no rain, I have to water it (and I live in Seattle, so there's plenty of rain, so when I do water it people are like "hmmm why are you watering anything??"
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