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ATP Podcast #34: Flowers for the Fall, and Our Favorite Gardening Ideas

By dave
September 12, 2013

In this week's episode Trish shares her favorite blooming plants for the fall, and Dave goes through his list of most interesting and innovative gardening ideas posted to ATP. We also introduce a new feature: "The Pinboard of Bad Ideas."

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Name: Vicki
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vic
Sep 14, 2013 8:05 AM CST
dave said:

I was thinking that.

I think a pot ghetto, in order to be a true ghetto, is supposed to be comprised of plants in black nursery cans, along with some in plastic cups and other make-shift containers. Big Grin


You just described my pot ghetto Thumbs up
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Sep 14, 2013 8:49 AM CST
lovemyhouse said:...and bright blue five gallon rectangular buckets that held biodegradable detergent and have had the tops sawed off and small drainage holes drilled all around the bottom rims.
Big Grin I'm all ears! Big Grin

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Looms like a great pot ghetto to me.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 14, 2013 9:53 AM CST
vic said:Beautiful and lovely landscaping as well. Thumbs up


I agree Hurray! Thumbs up

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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Sep 14, 2013 9:57 AM CST
lovemyhouse said:...and bright blue five gallon rectangular buckets that held biodegradable detergent and have had the tops sawed off and small drainage holes drilled all around the bottom rims.
Big Grin I'm all ears! Big Grin

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I love what you did! Love the blue containers! Looks great! Lovey dubby Thumbs up

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 14, 2013 10:00 AM CST
Our front porch, besides the 4 containers, is a staging area of black cans of plants, as Dave calls them (I call them pots), waiting to still be planted.
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Joy Hall
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rouxcrew
Sep 14, 2013 12:47 PM CST
Wow, I am so glad to know that I am normal. I have several pot ghettos, although not as well organized or pretty as some. My newest one is on our front porch, where I have started planting some of my various bulbs I have gotten from friends, until I get beds ready. I even have bulbine in a cardboard box, a gift left by a dear friend the other day.

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I have two in plastic swimming pools to make watering easier,


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And my "permanent" one on the south side of the house, where I can turn it into an instant greenhouse in the winter.


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I was so proud this spring because I had cut the number in half, but now.....
I believe it is like fabric to a seamstress, you always have a stash just waiting on a project.

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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Sep 14, 2013 12:47 PM CST
I love the Pot Ghetto idea, I see them quite often in my travels to the houses/gardens of friends and customers. And I think they're very important, too! They are a step up from what one of my friends used to refer to as "The Table of Death", a table next to their garage where they'd set plants 'just for now'. Unfortunately more often than not the plants were never planted, seldom watered, and usually died. On the other hand, a pot ghetto seems to get more care and comfort, as if it is a "Purgatory for Plants", knowing full well those plants will still make it to their destination! Hilarious!

I enjoyed the podcast this morning! What a treat to hear a "good morning, Shoe" in there. And yes, I was getting ready for the market. (Dave has a good memory!)

Great ideas and observations in podcast #34. Ya'll covered your bases well! And dang if someone at today's market didn't mention asters. I was easily able to segue to "I was just listening to a podcast this morning on All Things Plants and asters and mums were mentioned...." Angel

Happy Gardening, Folks.
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Sep 14, 2013 1:00 PM CST
Like the swimming pool idea, Joy. Thumbs up

Hi, Shoe!
Moderation in all things…except chocolate, coffee...and potato chips.

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