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Aug 24, 2013 12:05 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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One of our Austin members sent me the coolest photos of his "pot man" that he made. I asked if he'd post them here, or could I do it for him.

This is greenman's pot man! Those are really big pots!! He says, "it weighs a ton!"



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Aug 24, 2013 3:19 PM CST
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Clematis I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
WOW! How is it held together?
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Aug 24, 2013 10:21 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Here's a pic I posted a couple of years ago.

http://garden.org/thread/view_...
wildflowersoftexas.com



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Aug 25, 2013 9:38 AM CST
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Name: Sandi
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canadanna said:WOW! How is it held together?


I was hoping greenman would come in and tell you how he constructed "Potman." I'm not sure, but it must have some heavy wire to hold up those arms and legs. Maybe some strong glue, like E6000, for the body?
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Aug 25, 2013 9:44 AM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
Check these out.
https://www.google.com/search?...

Here is one tutorial. You have to scroll down the article for tutorial on the large ones.
http://recycledawblog.blogspot...
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Aug 25, 2013 1:26 PM CST

It basically has ( 2 ) ½” x 4ft. steel rods that have thread the whole length of rod that goes from the wood base to the head. Starting at the base put the rod thru the base with a washer an nut on the bottom then slid a pot down the rod put another washer an nut on top of this pot an hand tighten the nut, then slip a spacer made from ¾ PVP pipe 2” long then another pot, washer, nut do the same until the legs are the length you want. After you have the leg done slid the bottom bigger pot on the rod and secure this with another nut and washer then invert the next pot, then the pot that makes the head, there should be enough of the rod showing inside the head to secure it all together with a washer and nut. You will have to drill two holes in the bottom of the big pots so that the rod past from the top pot thru the legs and the base. Build the arms in the same manner as the legs.
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Aug 25, 2013 1:54 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Thanks for checking in Ron! It's really clever. Good instructions too.

Sandi
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Aug 25, 2013 8:49 PM CST
Name: Anna
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Bubbles said:Thanks for checking in Ron! It's really clever. Good instructions too.

Sandi


You make it sound easy!
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Aug 25, 2013 9:06 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
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Anna, are you thinking about making one for your son's garden here in Austin?
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Aug 26, 2013 7:52 PM CST
Name: Anna
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That would look great! His garden is no where near that stage, He is still working on a lawnmower!
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Aug 26, 2013 10:03 PM CST
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Oct 2, 2013 11:03 AM CST

My potman now has a sole mate, hair is Ananas cosmosus "pineapple" plant (think Carman Miranda).
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Oct 2, 2013 12:22 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
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She's perfect! I recognize that pineapple plant too. At the June Garden Club of Austin Plant and Flower show, you won King of the Show with it! Will you take her head dress off and store it in the greenhouse this winter, or eat it?? Crying
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Nov 28, 2013 7:33 AM CST
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Nov 28, 2013 1:18 PM CST
Name: David Paul
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FABULOSO! Thumbs up
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Nov 28, 2013 1:28 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Here's one more !
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Nov 28, 2013 1:44 PM CST
Name: David Paul
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Now thats tons of fun Sandi!

We'll be expecting the Christmas version!.........and then New Years, and then Easter,......and,.....all through the seasons 2014! :tiphat:

You're garden planting style reminds me of mine. Love them!
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Nov 28, 2013 9:57 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
Thanks David, but that's at a friend's house. She has an annual Halloween and Easter celebration for friends, family, and neighbors. It's quite a spectacle when decorated for the seasons.
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Nov 29, 2013 3:00 PM CST
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
Cat Lover Hibiscus Seed Starter Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Miniature Gardening Keeper of Poultry Herbs Foliage Fan Farmer Dragonflies
Spectacles are specta Smiling cular on occasion!

we wouldn't have anything to talk about without them. Thanks for sharing those cool creations! I tip my hat to you.
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Nov 29, 2013 3:05 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
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Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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