Containers forum: Roots in containers

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Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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Jun 24, 2014 3:00 PM CST
Well...the roots are down in our containers... Running about chacing water and nutrients ..and running into the sides of the containers... Some wrapping themselves around and around as they run with the curve of the sides...
Here I have a container made of solid builders foam 11/2 " thick.... With the outside surface covered in a synthetic stucco..
Inside is a variegated grass..the rots must have encountered the side. Pushing against it forming a pocket that caught water,, growing stronger and bigger there..MIT pushed harder. And got more water and stronger there. Til it was all the way through to the outside and sunlight.. Where it sprouted ..this happened twice in this container.. Amazing strength.. But anchored and enjoying water from within and light outside

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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Jun 26, 2014 10:04 AM CST


Gordon that is amazing. How interesting that will be when that plant matures.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Jun 26, 2014 12:21 PM CST
What a persistent little section of that variegated grass!!! nodding
Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Jun 28, 2014 8:08 AM CST
Wow, that is amazing, I agree with lynn, it will look very interesting when it matures Green Grin!

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