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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Jun 5, 2014 11:37 AM CST
Any size, any plant show us what you have growing in any container.
I posted a pic of these earlier in another thread. Can't remember where. Here they are after a bit of time to grow in. The Astilbe is going to bloom soon. There are two types of Astilbe, a heuchera, mini hosta, fern, some dwarf begonias.
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I just love these big blue strawberry jars and usually plant them with succulents but this year I felt it was time for a change. Pink germanium and alysum.
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Just re-potted this tropical passi, something a bit bigger and more decorative with a slightly taller trellis that I know it will grow over in a very short time.
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Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Christine
Jun 5, 2014 2:21 PM CST
Very pretty Holly, we've had a slow start here so I've nothing to show just yet, but I will in a few weeks.
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jun 6, 2014 6:55 AM CST
Thanks Christine, I am looking forward to seeing your planters when they are ready. You are a zone colder than I am. I still don't have all my planters planted and some of the ones that have been planted haven't filled in much yet.
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Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
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TennesseeDave
Jun 6, 2014 8:55 AM CST
My wife advised me to move the Begonia 'Escargot' out of the back garden to the front porch so that she could enjoy it. I liked it out back but there is a very definite correlation between her happiness and mine. She found this old rusted plant stand, cleaned it up and painted it red. I put the begonia there and now wife is happy and so am I.

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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jun 6, 2014 9:25 AM CST
Looks like the Escargot is very happy, too. Love the plant stand it looks great. Our Escargot is in the GH and I would like to move it outside for the summer where I can enjoy it more. Really I would like to move all the Begonias out, I just don't have a spot ready for them yet.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jun 6, 2014 9:04 PM CST
Holly thanks for string this thread. Enjoy looking at others containers. Holly you are sure of to a beautiful start and Dave love that red plant stand. I'm just starting and really need to get moving on getting things done.
Here are a few:

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Front deck planters starting to fill in. Found a specialty pelargonium person close by. Hurray!


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Front deck planters. Not done yet still working on the final things.

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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jun 6, 2014 9:56 PM CST
Those look great, Julia. I never would have thought of using those little evergreens. Now I need to go shopping (again)!
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 6, 2014 11:12 PM CST
Love those colors that pop, Julia!
Certain evergreens like junipers, mountain mahogany and creeping rosemary have a cascade habit that I like to use as foundation plants for planting with small perennials and/or annuals for container plantings.
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jun 7, 2014 7:06 AM CST
They look really great. Is that a Tiny Tim Euphorbia in the last pic? I have one and haven't decided where to plant it yet.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jun 7, 2014 9:15 AM CST
Holly, Yes that is Tiny Tim. Have only had it a short time, my DH is Tim and so is my older son. Thanks everyone.
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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jun 7, 2014 1:27 PM CST
I just picked up mine a couple of weeks ago. How nice to have several Tims, Hilarious!
I have a friend that has a name themed garden bed. All the plants in that bed have a name of a friend or relative. One of the plants is a small Holly. Whistling
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jun 7, 2014 4:57 PM CST
Hilarious! That's nice, makes you feel special.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 8, 2014 5:19 PM CST

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Great photos Holly. You know I have a weakness for those big blue pots, just gorgeous. Thumbs up

Hilarious! What a good husband you are Dave. That is the first time I have seen a Begonia 'Escargot'. What a beautiful and interesting plant. And I love the red stand your wife provided, it picks up on the reddish color on the begonia leaves.

Julia, you may end up turning me into a minature evergreen lover. Big Grin

Okay, I am way behind in getting my containers done. I did do just a few so far. This one I just did today, so don't have the full affect of the plant being just a bit taller and hanging over the sides. It will come.
No laughing now. Rolling my eyes.

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Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
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TennesseeDave
Jun 8, 2014 5:29 PM CST
@valleylynn Lynn if my wife could see those containers she would have a fit. She was after me today to start looking for unusual containers. Where did you get them?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 8, 2014 6:00 PM CST

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The last photo is one I got at Rite Aid last year, the first is a local potter from the Portland, Oregon area this year at the big Canby Hardy Plant Sale. And I can't remember where I got the middle container? *Blush*
Oh, and I got this elephant at Rite Aid last year.


Then there is this one that I got last year from Lowe's last year, Miss Rita.
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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jun 8, 2014 6:11 PM CST
Lynn, Yes, I know you do. Hilarious!
Boy I just love that last one, such a pleasant smile.
I just picked up a couple man & woman wall hanging type face planters. They are very interesting, not sure what plant I will put in them.
Here are a couple of my mini planters.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 8, 2014 6:13 PM CST
Oh Lynn, the blue head reminds me of the Salem trip we made last month. You never showed me the blue head but I remember it sitting on your coffee table (with other purchases) that Monday that we left town. Looks great with the new "hair" and I notice that the face is checking out whether you are coming back to take more photos of his most expressive eyes (his best feature...) Smiling
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 8, 2014 6:13 PM CST
Holly, you like blue containers too! Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 8, 2014 6:19 PM CST

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He loves his new hairdo Bev. Big Grin

Love the mini planter combos Holly. I love that you have used a miniature hosta. I have not tried that yet.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jun 8, 2014 6:23 PM CST
I must confess every plant place I go to now I look at the miniature evergreens. I've convinced myself that I will be doing something with these hopefully this year.

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