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Feb 18, 2018 3:29 PM CST
|Just thought this may be of interest to some members.
The above photo shows the attached rail-box filled with small yellow French Marigolds.
In the second photo from another year, the rail-box is filled with small red "cocktail" begonias.
The rail-box is made from 2" x 2" lumber, and each box perfectly holds, a common size plastic plant box, about 6" deep. It is then screwed into the railing, and there is one 2" x 2" upright on the outside, middle, that leads to the ground, and assures the rail-box is steady. The pot openings are about 6" x 6". The pictures do not do it justice, as the Jackmanii Clematis, when in full bloom, is stunning, (one on both sides now) and the rail-box with chosen color plants, just adds accent. Have all new decks now, have to go back to the drawing board, but at least the two Clematis are already there. PS. I'm experimenting in combining a white clematis with one of the Jackmanii's. Note: Soon time to put me in a rubber room so I don't hurt myself! LOL.
Feb 21, 2018 4:40 PM CST
|Oh Frank, what a creative idea. At peak season it must look fantastic.
And that clematis ! You & I think alike - I do not trim my clematis back, I just let it do its thing.
"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare
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