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Jiggsmom
Jan 29, 2018 3:05 PM CST
I lost my long-lived canine companion, Taz, in October. I want to plant a medium sized container to put on his grave in the spring. I live in Zone 4, sunny and moderately dry. Can anyone suggest any ideas for the plants?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 29, 2018 3:11 PM CST
Welcome!

Its always sad to lose a canine member of our family. My heart goes out to you.

Does the plant have to grow in a container? Or can it be planted directly into the ground? A container plant in those conditions is going to be hard.
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Jiggsmom
Jan 29, 2018 3:58 PM CST
I could plant in the ground. The soil hasn't settled yet but it will by spring and I will add more. Taz was a dear friend for over 11 years! Thank you for understanding!
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Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jan 29, 2018 8:08 PM CST
So very sorry to hear of your loss of Taz. The joy we've all had with our pets and the anguish when they're gone is difficult to describe. Time does help soothe the pain.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 29, 2018 8:44 PM CST
What are you visualizing? Something with flowers? Evergreen? Deciduous but with winter interest? Small or large tree? Shrub? Herbaceous?
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Montana
Jiggsmom
Jan 30, 2018 3:13 PM CST
I'd like it to be flowers. I want to put resin stepping stones on the ground and then a container on top of it.
Taz was a puppy mill breeder and with me for 11 years. We rescued each other. Sighing!
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jan 30, 2018 6:47 PM CST
A photo of Taz might inspire us to suggest plants.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 30, 2018 7:29 PM CST
Container grown plants have to be hardy 2 zones below your zone. So, we need to suggest plants that would be happy in zone 1 or 2. Not an easy task.

Is your container large and heavy? Western Columbine, Alpine Forget-Me-Nots, False Hellebore, Northern Geranium, Bluebells of Scotland, Northern Yarrow and Perennial Lupine are all really pretty and hardy to Zone 3. You would have to plant a variety to have flowers and interest all summer and they would all die down to the ground in winter.

Bunchberry (a type of Dogwood - Cornus canadensis) is hardy to Zone 2. Bunchberry would be there all winter and have red berries on its bare stems. Its only about a foot tall so you could add some taller plants, depending upon the size of your pot.

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, a type of Manzanita that grows only about 3 inches tall, would also be a good "ground cover" for winter interest.

Of course, if your part of Montana is under 6 feet of snow all winter, it doesn't really matter. Here in Reno, it would because our end of the desert is pretty snow free but dry and cold. Your other option is to plant annuals every summer.

My baby boy is a rescue from a puppy mill. He is the sweetest dog that ever lived (my opinion). But, even tho' he was only 8 weeks old when I got him and after living with me for 2 1/2 yrs, he's afraid of hoses (they don't have to have water in them), large men with beards and children.

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 30, 2018 7:40 PM CST
Here's some places to look:

High Country Gardens: https://www.highcountrygardens...

High Country Roses: https://www.highcountryroses.c...

Eidelweiss Pernennials: https://www.edelweissperennial...

I have ordered from all 3 of these companies and have never been disappointed.
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plantmanager
Jan 30, 2018 7:40 PM CST
[ But, even tho' he was only 8 weeks old when I got him and after living with me for 2 1/2 yrs, he's afraid of hoses (they don't have to have water in them), large men with beards and children.

Our little recue boy who is about the same age is afraid of the Roomba, fidget spinners, and any noises he hears coming out of the computer.


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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 30, 2018 7:43 PM CST
Sounds like a personnal problem. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

My daughter's rescue dog is terrified of the freezer.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jan 30, 2018 7:57 PM CST
My late Smitty, also a rescue, feared the Marilyn Monroe broom.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 30, 2018 8:01 PM CST
Oh my! You are dating yourself. Rolling on the floor laughing
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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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
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pirl
Jan 30, 2018 9:15 PM CST
Scary to know Queen Elizabeth was born two months before Marilyn was born!
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lovemyhouse
Jan 30, 2018 9:31 PM CST
My Zuzu is a Westie mix who was dumped on a rural driveway, and is terrified of feet.
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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
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pirl
Jan 30, 2018 10:27 PM CST
Precious pups!
Montana
Jiggsmom
Jan 31, 2018 2:28 PM CST
Thumb of 2018-01-31/Jiggsmom/ebdb4c This is Taz! I haven't read the replies yet but THANK YOU for all of them! He was one of a kind!

Montana
Jiggsmom
Jan 31, 2018 2:44 PM CST
The place where Taz rests was weedy and had poor soil but it was the only spot that wasn't frozen when he passed. Sad I put very good soil over the area when I covered him but not sure what to do with it yet. I'm okay with it being annuals for now. I do woodworking and want to make some kind of wooden dog planter that will hold a container of some sort. I know I sound uncertain and am open for anything. The area is about 3 x 4 feet in the corner of the yard. Need a way to knock back the weeds first. I was thinking landscape fabric. What are all of your thoughts? THANK YOU for all of the replies and relating the stories of your furkids. Smiling
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lauribob
Jan 31, 2018 3:28 PM CST
More costumes, less uniforms!
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
Jan 31, 2018 3:34 PM CST
I love the colors of Taz.

You could use landscape fabric and cover it with a nice mulch, then place the container.

Pinterest has some nice ideas on pet memorials. Have tissues ready.
https://www.pinterest.com/expl...

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