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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
May 3, 2014 8:16 AM CST
I have a early post somewhere about a month ago when I first planted it.
Its improving nicely.

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 4, 2014 7:44 AM CST

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It sure has changed Jo Ann, and looking really good. What is the plant at the end, with the yellow blooms?
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
May 4, 2014 8:39 AM CST
Achillea lewisii King Edward. I have no idea how it will spread.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 4, 2014 8:36 PM CST

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That is totally sweet. It seems it would be fairly shallow rooted and easy to remove from places you don't want it to grow.
Great choice.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
May 5, 2014 2:16 AM CST
Lynn: When I said spread I meant flopping . Alpine plants are totaly new to me.
I have several Achillea varieties most are deeper rooted plants. This one will be interesting to watch.
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
May 5, 2014 9:51 AM CST
I have that one on my table garden and it is blooming now. I do hope it makes seed that I can collect.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 6, 2014 8:44 PM CST

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I think it will become less floppy as it matures and gets lots of sunshine.
How is yours growing Connie? Can you show us a photo?
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
May 6, 2014 9:19 PM CST
Here you go-- mine is doing great and it got through the nasty winter very well. Sorry, not the best photo. I took it a week or so ago:

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
May 7, 2014 2:33 AM CST
Connie, Thats what I had visualized when I chose the yarrow. So glad to see yours so much more compact and sweet.
What other plants do you have with it?
Lynn is right mine needs a season to settle in.

Just took this now

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 8, 2014 9:06 PM CST

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Love it Connie.
Jo Ann yours will become more compact with lots of sun and settling in. Great plant, and it's going to be awesome in that container.
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
May 8, 2014 9:23 PM CST
Here is a wider view of the achillea with its companion plants. I am so happy and pleased with the table garden now. I just want to go out and gaze at it but the neighbors will think I am nuts. It is really colorful now. Lovey dubby

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goldfinch4
May 8, 2014 11:49 PM CST

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That is very pretty! Lovey dubby Go for it - who cares if the neighbors think we're nuts! Hilarious!
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
May 9, 2014 12:09 AM CST
Yeah, go for it, Connie and admire away. From what I can see of that table garden, it looks most interesting!! Is there more to that landscaping/planting bed?
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
May 9, 2014 12:27 AM CST
Yeah, there is more to it... it is 8 feet long and 4+ feet wide. You can't tell from these photographs but it is about 2.5 feet above the ground. You just don't see it in the closeups. Big Grin
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 9, 2014 1:37 AM CST

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More photos Connie. What an interesting and colorful planting.
I think we should celebrate all of the nuts here at ATP. Hurray!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
May 9, 2014 2:34 AM CST
Ohhhh Connie.Thats just wonderful.
I cant wait to see mine in the coming seasons.
I have had to sprinkle Red Pepper flakes to keep squirrels off ALL planters on the deck. BUT some kritter is digging huge holes in them and spreading potting soil all over the place. I mean making an 18 inch planter half full.
I have sprayed repellant on and in the planters and put heavy objects on the,.
My guess is its a skunk in the middle of the night.
The only think in the planters now are glad bulbs and caladiums. After scooping the dirt and dumping back into the container I have no idea where the bulbs are.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 9, 2014 6:54 AM CST

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Hopefully deeper in the planters. Could it be cats?

I have a question. How deep do you plant Caladium bulbs. I've never grown them. We are still getting down to low 40's at night, is it to cold to plant the Caladium?
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 9, 2014 7:06 AM CST
Lynn> I wait until the second week of May usually.Night temps really fluctuate here but mostly they are averaging 50 *.
I plant a couple to three inches. The risk of planting too early is the cold and damp can rot the bulbs ( talking three weeks or late April ) . I have never had a problem with growth or anything.
I alsomark where the bulbs are so I dont plant annuals on top of them.
Good luck, once you start to grow them you will be hooked.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
May 9, 2014 11:18 AM CST
pardalinum said:Yeah, there is more to it... it is 8 feet long and 4+ feet wide. You can't tell from these photographs but it is about 2.5 feet above the ground. You just don't see it in the closeups. Big Grin


Yes Connie, we want more photos of the entire bed in sections if you can swing it (the camera, that is). Pretty please.. *Blush*

valleylynn said:More photos Connie. What an interesting and colorful planting. I think we should celebrate all of the nuts here at ATP. Hurray!


I agree and I think we should make Lynn the Head Nut... Hilarious! Hurray!

Sorry to hear about the critters JoAnn. Will skunks really dig thru planters? Scary... Sad
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 9, 2014 11:36 AM CST
Wish I had taken photos. I had filled the big pots on the front porch. Planted caladiums and had a stick where they were located. Came out a few days later and the pots were half full and all thye dirt was on the porch.
What ever did this must have teetred on the rim and just dug with both arms head down,left a wide scatter pattern.
Next morning the pots on the deck end were half empty.
I mixed our hosehold compost with potting soil,that must have been whet attracted the kritter.
It was a nocturnal animal.

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