Thumb of 2014-10-28/webesemps/01ad12@webesemps submitted this image in the Containers category of the The 2014 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

webesemps added a caption:Beyond the Metal Basket
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Nov 12, 2014 6:30 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Heucheras Bookworm Region: Colorado Garden Procrastinator Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
A winner in my book. Was just right in all respects.

Congratulations, Bev. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Nov 12, 2014 7:11 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Aw, Marilyn, you are so sweet! Thank You! very much...it was all so fun, wasn't it? Hurray!
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Nov 12, 2014 7:13 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Heucheras Bookworm Region: Colorado Garden Procrastinator Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
Yep and I was rooting for you.
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Nov 12, 2014 10:55 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, 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 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
I agree with Marilyn, an amazing and deserving entry in the 'Container' catagory.
Composition, focus/clarity and framing of the subject. Wonderful work Bev. Hurray! Lovey dubby
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Nov 12, 2014 11:03 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Thank You! Lynn!!
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Nov 12, 2014 11:12 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, 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 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
You have such a great eye for things like this.
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Nov 12, 2014 11:25 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Sometimes it's nothing more than the process of: place here, don't like it. Place there, don't like it. It eventually gets to, "I Like!" and everything being put in the right place (and reject plants scattered all over the counter) and the basket arrangement gets done. Viola! Hurray!
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Nov 13, 2014 12:01 AM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Region: Ukraine Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis
Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Plant Database Moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level
Beautiful!
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Nov 13, 2014 12:03 AM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Thank You! Zuzu
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Nov 13, 2014 12:24 AM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Hydrangeas Photo Contest Winner 2018 Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator
Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan
I agree This is such a gorgeous container.
Sempervivum for Sale
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Nov 13, 2014 6:44 AM CST
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 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Lilies
I voted for this. I remember when it was on the forum. Very nice.
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Nov 13, 2014 8:18 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Butterflies
Garden Sages Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hummingbirder Foliage Fan
This was the one category where I knew which pic would win. Absolutely perfect!!
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Nov 13, 2014 11:41 AM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Gee, thank you much for all the support and kind words, Tiff and JoAnn and Julia!!!! Smiling
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Nov 13, 2014 12:04 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Oooh, I love my new Blue Ribbon!! Thank you to all the people that voted for my Basket Arrangement... Smiling
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Nov 13, 2014 3:16 PM CST
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Annuals Herbs Heucheras Canning and food preservation Irises Lilies
Region: Minnesota Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Sedums Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
I was excited to see you win too and I was really hoping and voting for the big prize for you. I don't think I've ever seen a container that I like as much as this one. It is so beautiful! The Lola Echeveria almost seems to glow!
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Nov 13, 2014 11:24 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Susie, you are so sweet and supportive! And while I'm thinking of it...I don't know if I ever showed the unplanted container basket that I purchased at an antique/collectibles store while waiting for a ride home; here it is without the preparatory steps of placing window screening and sphagnum moss and cactus soil in it:

Thumb of 2014-11-14/webesemps/78ee85
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Nov 14, 2014 8:04 AM CST
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Annuals Herbs Heucheras Canning and food preservation Irises Lilies
Region: Minnesota Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Sedums Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Bev, although it is beautiful on it's own, when I talked about the container being the most beautiful, I meant with the way you planted it. I sure wish you would do an article about how you put your containers together,(with the window screening, sphagnum moss, and cactus soil), in the ideas and articles section here.

How long do your container arrangements grow before the plants get to big and you need to replant or restart them? Smiling
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Nov 14, 2014 8:48 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, 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 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
I agree with what Susie said. Thumbs up
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Nov 14, 2014 6:30 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
4susiesjoy said:
How long do your container arrangements grow before the plants get to big and you need to replant or restart them? Smiling


It really varies on what plants have overgrown or died or just looks silly now...Sometimes I just replace dead elements and other times I don't like the way the arrangement (still perfectly healthy and growing) is headed in terms of scale or shape, and then I replant the entire thing. So arrangements have lasted as short as 6 mos or and others as long as 2 years depending. It's really all experiments.

That winning basket was due for renovation after one year and here's that other 3 tiered basket I planted in Jan 2013 and it's almost been two years with a few replacements for one reason or another:
Thumb of 2014-11-15/webesemps/2fc421

I will think about trying to put together something for an article on container planting! Smiling
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Nov 14, 2014 7:08 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, 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 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
Hurray! Hurray!
Okay, now you thought about it. When will we see it? Hurray! Green Grin! Green Grin! Green Grin! Green Grin! Green Grin! Green Grin! Green Grin! Green Grin!

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