Containers forum: My combos for 2015

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Oct 25, 2014 7:50 AM CST
I cant believe I have started so early.
Just the two that are in a lily garden. There are problems in this spot because the colors shift from golds and wine to pinks and white from one side of the garden to the other.
The planters stand in the middle.
There are new lilies coming in spring of 2015
This is the plan.
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2015 planters #1 is in front of Grafitty lilies

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I am using Coleus RedCoat and Velvet Lime plus Calibrichoas.
#2 is closer to Friso lily and White Tycoon


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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Oct 25, 2014 11:33 AM CST
You sure are getting an early start, Jo Anne! I think you have picked some good combinations for the color transition.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Oct 25, 2014 12:11 PM CST

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Love the colors Jo Ann. I also love the way you plan things out.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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ge1836
Oct 25, 2014 12:30 PM CST
I use PICASA and select Picture Collage in Create.
I can drag the brush around the collage to determine how the colors match then the frames color is a good middle ground.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Oct 25, 2014 12:42 PM CST

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It has so much eye appeal and gives a real feeling for how the combination will work.

I downloaded a new color tool called Colorblind Assist. It is amazing how it gives you color names along with the color code. It has been helping me to write color descriptions of some of my plants.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Oct 25, 2014 12:45 PM CST
Vallylynn That sounds wonderful. Its fantastic how many areas of help there. are when color editing photos.
I also use PIXLER. Both editing programs are free.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Oct 25, 2014 2:13 PM CST

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With this one you hoover the mouse over the area you want to know the color of, and it tells you immediately. The left side bar of this page is called Seagull Blue
R 130 G 165 B 190 #82A5BE
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Oct 25, 2014 2:22 PM CST
What a time saver.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Oct 25, 2014 3:05 PM CST

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I am not good at describing colors.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Hybridizer Region: Pacific Northwest Lilies Sempervivums Sedums
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pardalinum
Oct 25, 2014 3:41 PM CST
Interesting! I googled R 130 G 165 B 190 #82A5BE and the sidebar color color comes up!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Oct 25, 2014 4:10 PM CST

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Hurray!
Isn't it amazing. It is a little box on my computer (tiny) when I activate it. Then I can hover my mouse over what ever it is I want the color information on.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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ge1836
Nov 3, 2014 12:42 PM CST
Still working on container combos.
I am probably going to regret this so early and when January comes and new catalogues are out I will tweek a few.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Nov 3, 2014 1:06 PM CST

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All of them are wonderful Jo Ann. My favorite today is the first photo. The colors are hot and exciting. Works for me today.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Nov 3, 2014 2:06 PM CST
I am in love with those Persian colors for summer.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Nov 3, 2014 3:09 PM CST

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I can see why. They are real eye catchers.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
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bluegrassmom
Nov 23, 2014 4:57 AM CST
Jo Ann, do you start a lot of seed yourself? Lovely combos by the way Hurray!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Nov 23, 2014 6:19 AM CST
I dont have a seed set up here. I save all year to buy plants and can usually get a deal when buying flats of plants at local garden centers that offer them. Sometimes it means a flat of the same color but I play the "sweet old lady " card and can mix colors if I stay in the same plant variety.
The collages are deceiving but on closer look many of them have the same plant. This year I am heavy on Calabricoas.
I do send RosyDawn a large order for coleus.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
Nov 23, 2014 7:35 AM CST
To funny Jo Ann my sister would say she play the little ole lady card too! Hey, what ever works. Is RosyDawn a ATPs person?
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Nov 23, 2014 7:39 AM CST
Rosy Dawn is a coleus grower,the best selection I have found.
http://www.rosydawngardens.com/
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
Nov 23, 2014 7:54 AM CST
OK, thank you. I usually pick up a packet of mixed coleus to plant.

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