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May 23, 2015 12:05 PM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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it took 6 hours.

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There are 4 more I will photo later. They should look rockin in a couple of weeks.The caladiums in certain planters arent up yet.
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May 23, 2015 12:30 PM CST
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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They look good, Jo Ann. It will be fun to watch them fill in.
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May 23, 2015 1:19 PM CST
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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You have been a busy beaver for sure. I cannot wait to see them all filled in. Your pots are always gorgeous. You are my inspiration.
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May 23, 2015 1:30 PM 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
It is my greatest pleasure to see the changes.
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May 23, 2015 3:24 PM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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Whew! As always you did a great job, Jo Ann. I too look forward to the results!
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May 24, 2015 6:31 AM CST
Name: Christine
NY zone 5a
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Looks great, I will also enjoy seeing them when they fill in, Thumbs up
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May 24, 2015 7:13 AM CST
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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I can't wait to see all the blooms! I always enjoy your containers of colorful blooms and foliage! You have a good eye for combinations that work well together.
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May 25, 2015 7:20 AM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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You did 26 containers in 6 hours!
I am lucky to do that many in a week or two!

We do look forward to your pictures of them over the summer.
You have neat combinations of plants-I always intend on copying some of yours.
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May 25, 2015 9:01 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
Caroline, I organise all winter and have a database that tells me what to put in each pot.
Annal huh ? I know, drives my daughter crazy.
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May 25, 2015 7:13 PM CST
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
My organizing is......Shop come home and walk around and see what I can put together. I guess that is where I am going wrong. Hilarious!
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May 26, 2015 2:35 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
Cinta.NOOOOO You are not wrong. Everyone has their own "thing ". I used to be able to "wing it " and let my instincts take charge, but that hasnt worked for years.
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May 26, 2015 3:28 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Lot of work! I tip my hat to you. Eager to see the containers as they progress.
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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May 26, 2015 4:10 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
It was a lot of work and I seriously doubt I will do that much again. I pay for it for days.I will just stick to the deck planters and leave the garden borders alone.
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May 26, 2015 7:17 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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Fan-flower-tastic!! Go pots Go!
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May 26, 2015 8:34 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
Tiffany, Dont you just LOVE Fan Flower? It leaps from the side of the combo.
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May 26, 2015 9:13 AM CST
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
My sister just asked me last week if I had ever planted fan flowers. She is not plant crazy like me but she puts in a few flowers in a small garden area. I had not really noticed them until she asked me about them

I do mostly foliage and perennials I do not use a lot of annual flowers. I buy so few annuals I try to get the biggest bang for my bucks with foliage plants.
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May 26, 2015 10:02 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
Thats a great way to do it. I have never had luck with perennials in containers.

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May 26, 2015 12:48 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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I didn't know fanflower came in pink! I've only seen the blue/purple. Heck yes, I love it!
The golden rule: Do to others only that which you would have done to you.
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The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now. (-Unknown)
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☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try! Try to be more valuable than a bad example.
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May 26, 2015 1:28 PM 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
Hey it also comes in White.
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May 26, 2015 4:25 PM CST
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
ge1836 said:Cinta.NOOOOO You are not wrong. Everyone has their own "thing ". I used to be able to "wing it " and let my instincts take charge, but that hasnt worked for years.


I know my biggest problem is I am cheap. Hilarious! I refuse to order a lot of plants because the shipping is so high and the plants are so little. I go to my local nursery that is only a block away and their annuals are 1.59 for a six pack. Then I hit Lowes go to their markdown rack and get the rest of the annuals for 1.00. I combine the tropical plants that I have stored over the winter from year to year with whatever cheap annuals I have found.

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