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Inexpensive Containers for Sempervivums

By valleylynn
March 16, 2013

Have you stopped by your local Dollar Store lately? It is a great place to find inexpensive items to use for planting your favorite Sempervivum.

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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 15, 2013 6:30 PM CST
Thanks Lynn for showing us that semps can look great in containers which average 66 cents apiece. That way there's more money to spend on plants! Hurray!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 15, 2013 6:56 PM CST
Hurray! Yessssss. nodding
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Mar 19, 2013 9:03 AM CST
I love this. I've seen those bowls, they can always be spray painted a different color if you want.
Great find Lynn.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 19, 2013 10:51 AM CST
Great idea, Charleen!
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Mar 19, 2013 12:36 PM CST
You all know all that black isn't good, black absorbs heat. We don't want them to burn up after they dry out a bit....
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Mar 19, 2013 12:56 PM CST
Black isn't that much of a problem here in the Willamette Valley. Even if daytime temps are high, night time is in the upper 50's or lower 60's. Always cools down at night.
But I love the idea of painting them. Hmmm, maybe a light stone gray color? So they still look like little mortars?
Great idea Charleen, now I have to go get paint. Hurray!
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Mar 20, 2013 8:15 AM CST
I saw Walmart had some Granite paint. I bet a gray would be beautiful., you are right. or even terra cotta....
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Mar 20, 2013 11:28 AM CST
I just thought the granite color would look more realistic for a mortar. I'll have to go to Walmart, we have one here in Dallas. Hurray!

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