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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Mar 11, 2013 10:11 AM CST
I was pleased to see these at a Lowe's.....I like some of the understated planters.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 11, 2013 12:43 PM CST
Those are nice combinations, and I have seen them here too but I hate the way they glue the rocks down in the pots Thumbs down
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Mar 11, 2013 1:39 PM CST
I agree
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Mar 11, 2013 6:33 PM CST
I am just getting into succulents. I am experimenting making my own planters. I was surprised Home Depot has a pretty good selection. Having lots of fun.
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I'll make some more over the next few days
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 11, 2013 6:54 PM CST
jennifer, did you leave some for the other people that want to get into succulents?
What a Haul! Thumbs up
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Mar 11, 2013 7:05 PM CST
Bev,
I felt so bad not taking one of each kind! Like the poor little plant was saying "Why not me Sad ?"
Name: Stephanie
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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serse
Mar 11, 2013 7:13 PM CST
Those racks are so dangerous!
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Mar 11, 2013 7:37 PM CST
I saw these at Home Depot today.....and surprise surprise,,,,they were labeled.
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 12, 2013 3:32 AM CST
nice! Thumbs up
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 13, 2013 5:00 PM CST
Paul HD labels plants that I've seen, its Lowes that doesn't. Those succulents look great though! Rarely do they look that nice here! I tip my hat to you.
Jennifer, your planted blue pot is great! What a perfect way to use the design!!
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Mar 13, 2013 5:10 PM CST
Lowe's has started using Altman Plants from Vista Ca for their succulents. Every one of them had a label...and actually included a Botanic name and care info instead of "3 inch Succulent". And they were all in good condition.
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 13, 2013 5:28 PM CST
Oh good!! I had stopped looking there! But those look fantastic! nodding
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Mar 13, 2013 5:41 PM CST
Every single plant I got, and I got a lot of them, nodding was in excellent condition, many of them with buds.

One of the Pleiospilos nelii (split rock, mesemb) had two buds on it. We missed the first bloom (left the camera in DH's car) but will get a pic of the second one.
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Mar 13, 2013 8:21 PM CST
I think Lowes and HD are almost identical in their selection now, at least they are here. The pots even have the same, exact labels on them. I'm glad we have so many choices at such great pricing.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 14, 2013 12:01 AM CST
I will have to check that out, because ours have in the past been different! nodding
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Mar 14, 2013 8:12 AM CST
I have a question. Lowe's sells a bag mix for cactus, palm and citrus. My husband brought a couple bags home to pot up the new succulents i got. The info on the bag states that the mix is for "ground use" when planting, nothing about containers. So, can it be used in containers or is there something that would be detrimental to the potted plants?

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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Mar 14, 2013 8:15 AM CST
Gosh, I didn't even read the bag! I hope its ok for containers. I used three bags of it. But for the second two bags I mixed sand and chicken grit with it.
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Mar 14, 2013 8:19 AM CST
That cactus/palm mix is awesome. I add more sand and perlite but it works for me.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Mar 14, 2013 8:20 AM CST
I was all set to pot everything up Jennifer when I saw "for in-ground use" on the bag. Made me wonder if the bone meal and iron added would be too strong for smaller plants.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 14, 2013 5:06 PM CST
Its a really good question...I try and use regular potting soil and add perlite and chicken grit, but I don't actually grow cactus just succulents, and I think they're less fussy about the water drainage thing...I water very I tip my hat to you. sparingly (this year!) anyway
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