Containers forum: Hypertufa containers for 2012

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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Jul 18, 2012 1:08 PM CST

These are my plants for the hypertufa, I wanted a thriller, filler and spiller as the articles say. I don't think the Caladium fits in do you? I bought it to go with my new Heuchera plants but did not put it in there... Wanted my hypertufa planter to be a special container garden Whistling

Hypertufa Container garden .................................................Bouquet in..Heuchera planter
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So you see there was a reason I restrained myself at Timberline.. I had already spent too much on the other plants.

I will be rich in plants but you cannot eat these Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 18, 2012 2:01 PM CST

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Beautiful Sis. Love the color of that Heuchera. What is the tall chartreuse colored plant in the first photo?
And what is the vine looking plant in the first photo? Very interesting.

Moving this over to the Container Forum so we won't stray to far off topic here. Besides this needs to head up an all new thread for those growing plants other than succulents, in their hypertufa containers. Thumbs up
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jul 18, 2012 4:03 PM CST

Oops, Did not realize I was off topic, should have put a succulent in there... Hilarious!

I chose the tall green plant for it's color. I did not realize it was Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart'), I have had little luck
with keeping them alive in the past .. maybe I need to rethink this.

The Heuchera is called Christa,(love the color) the others are english Ivy and creeping jenny as was suggested as a filler.

Still need something for a second layer under the tall one ....



Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 18, 2012 5:02 PM CST

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The Dicentra will do well planted in the ground where your Ajuga is. It will come up through the Ajuga in the spring.
I so love the Creeping Jenny that Charleen sent me last year. It has become a huge mass of beauty in the pot with a large Abutilon. It is acting like a fluffy green ground cover.
It also has sweet little yellow blooms that are just now starting up.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jul 18, 2012 5:25 PM CST
If I plant all the suggested Items in that strip of ground, I will have to cut down the tree and widen the space by 10 feet, Hilarious!

But I am trying to think about what I want to plant there. I would like to plant the bulbs suggested earlier, if the squirrels and bunnies won't dig them up and eat them.

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 18, 2012 6:34 PM CST

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Orostachy aggregatus in a hypertufa pot that goldfinch4 made.
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jul 18, 2012 7:31 PM CST
Love the plant and the pot!!!! Does she live in your area?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 18, 2012 8:14 PM CST

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Chris lives in Wisconsin. They go dormant in the winter and seem to come back from nothing.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jul 24, 2012 2:02 PM CST
Recent picture of my hypertufa

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Still tinkering
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 24, 2012 2:07 PM CST

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Well Sis, your tinkering is paying off. That is such a happy, healthy looking container of plants.
Your Creeping Jenny should be hardy in your area and come back for you next spring. Just put the pot in a sheltered area, but don't let it dry out over the winter.
The heuchera & ivy should come back also. Thumbs up
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jul 24, 2012 2:10 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! still looking for some low growing color Hilarious! :lol:

kinda like you and me Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jul 24, 2012 2:47 PM CST
What a pretty pot full! Thumbs up
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
Also stop by Timber Treasures and Garden Buddies on Cubits
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jul 24, 2012 2:50 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 24, 2012 2:52 PM CST

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I have this ground cover called Euonymus 'Silver Queen'. What a bright spot in makes on the north side of my Wintercreeper Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Silver Queen')
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 24, 2012 2:53 PM CST

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We can be colorful characters, that for sure. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jul 24, 2012 2:55 PM CST
That is very pretty but was thinking of something blooming. I already have the ivy I thought the begonia would do it but it is getting leggy.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 24, 2012 2:58 PM CST

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How about this one? Avens (Geum coccineum 'Cooky')
Hardy to zone 5
I love this low growing geum.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jul 24, 2012 3:01 PM CST
Oh that is pretty. I am not familiar with that type plant.

Maybe I need to go see what is in the nurseries. --- Nursery tour oh yeah Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 24, 2012 3:13 PM CST

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The Geum come in tall and short types, even some different colors.
Wow, look at this one: Geum (Geum coccineum 'Eos')

We have two pages of Geum in the database. http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Geum/
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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CDsSister
Jul 24, 2012 6:16 PM CST
All the Guem or Geum they had was over 2 feet tall... would not work. Will continue to look.

No luck on flowers or foliage but I spent quite a while browsing.

Can't find the post on the picture frame planters but here is what they look like without plants at $125.00 don't think I will be buying any.

They looked like a box (sorta the old coke box) with a hinged lid on the top. The dividers were about 4" square with some sort of cushion

or water holder at the bottom.



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