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Thumb of 2014-10-28/pirl/68fc0d@pirl submitted this image in the Containers category of the The 2014 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

pirl added a caption:Head of Undine (daughter of Neptune) filled with purple petunias.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Nov 19, 2014 10:47 AM CST
Did that petunia actually grow like that or did you shape it to echo th form of the planter?

Either way it is stunning.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Nov 19, 2014 11:28 AM CST
Regal
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Nov 19, 2014 12:19 PM CST
It grew just as you see it - no shaping by me. Unfortunately, the well that holds the small amount of soil, dries out very fast. The plant expired within the month. If it got more sun I could use succulents but it doesn't. One year I used an artificial fern, which looked nice, but kept blowing away.

If anyone has any idea for a plant that would survive, I'd be thrilled to hear about it. I have used an abundance of water crystals but they compete for space with the roots and soil.

Thanks, Jennifer and jmorth!
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Nov 19, 2014 12:21 PM CST
LOL, the image of that fern/her hair blowing away gives me a chuckle!

Yes, find a shade plant that likes dry is a challenge!
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
pirl
Nov 19, 2014 12:31 PM CST
I kept running all over the courtyard trying to catch her "hair". Finally I just trashed it. The very amusing part of that face is some people think it's a strange form of mailbox and leave messages and invitations there that we don't find until spring.

Later I'll take a photo of the interior, with a ruler showing, so you can see the size allocated for the roots. Clearly it wasn't a gardener who designed it.

Wouldn't you think that I'd find something after more than 20 years?
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Nov 19, 2014 10:05 PM CST
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