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May 11, 2014 11:00 AM CST
Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
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Some mixed containers

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May 11, 2014 11:13 AM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Plantings are very nice and the third picture is one most colorful! I like the container with the heads on pedestal. Never seen one like that before. Drooling Thanks for sharing.
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May 11, 2014 11:22 AM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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I love your containers Dave. I'm always a sucker for blue and pink together. It certainly does look like they are off to a good start!
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May 11, 2014 12:49 PM CST
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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Looking good Dave. The face planter is wonderful.
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May 12, 2014 8:18 PM CST
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Very nice Dave. That pink and blue is so intense. Love it.
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May 14, 2014 4:14 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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Gorgeous, Dave! What is that bright blue plant?
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May 14, 2014 5:03 PM CST
Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
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Rick that one is a lobelia.
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May 14, 2014 5:59 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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Thanks! Yours look vigorous and thick.

I keep trying to get a lot of lobelia started from seed, but they usually look a little sparse in my pots or drooping over the edge of a raised bed. I'll keep trying.

Lobelia erinus
'Crystal Palace'
'Palace Blue'
'Palace Blue w' Eye'
'Cambridge Blue'
'Sapphire'
'Blue Moon'
'Regatta Midnight Blue'

Lobelia siphilitica
"Great Blue Lobelia"

Lobelia cardinalis
'Cardinal Flower'
'Giant Blue'
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May 14, 2014 6:35 PM CST
Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
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Rick I checked and this particular lobelia was labeled Sapphire. This one (actually there are three in that pot) was part of a half flat of small potted annuals that I bought a couple of hangers. That area gets lots of sun. I have Cardinalis that is native here at the lake's edge though it is not up yet here. The Hummingbirds love the Cardinal flower.
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May 14, 2014 6:44 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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I don't think I got my "Sapphire" seeds past the seedling stage. But I'll be sure to buy more and try again.

The blue color in Lobelia always seems "more blue" to me than in any other plant. As if they have some fluorescent pigment, or some near-ultraviolet pigment that tickles a part of the eye that doesn't get much exercise!
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May 18, 2014 8:42 PM CST
Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
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We seem to add more containers every year. Last year Holly added some to her water features, also. I'm thinking of adding more raised beds to the veggie garden. I usually raise my potatoes in containers.
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May 19, 2014 7:15 AM CST
Name: Christine
NY zone 5a
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