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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Mar 28, 2018 4:33 PM CST
It's that time here, for the season I think, hope.

I want to paint all of the accumulated "plant stand" items the same color. Thinking blue or green...
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Hamwild
Mar 28, 2018 5:32 PM CST
What about blue-green? Big Grin
Name: Rockdale
RI (Zone 6b)
rockdale2017
Mar 28, 2018 5:48 PM CST
Jealous-at least one more month for us here :(
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Hamwild
Mar 28, 2018 6:25 PM CST
Don't be too jealous, 83 degrees is already a bit warm for me. We just had the heater on yesterday too!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 28, 2018 9:34 PM CST
Nice Tiffany! I'd go with painting the stands blue! Since there's already a lot of green with the plants, I think blue would make them pop!

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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Mar 28, 2018 9:58 PM CST
Nice that you already have them outside! I'd love to see blue with the greens of the plants.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Mar 29, 2018 10:47 AM CST
TY for the kind comments! And that's the kind of feedback I was looking for, blue seems the clear winner. :+)

Ham, LOL! 83 is about where I stop being cold. But I agree, those up north might be jelly now, but when it's around 95 every day for months, who will get the last laugh? Rockdale! LOL! It's already been over 80 a few times here this year.

If I end up @ L's, I might find a more interesting color like blue-green. ...and more plants!
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Name: Christine
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Christine
Mar 30, 2018 6:10 AM CST
Oh you evil woman Rolling on the floor laughing I'm green with envy, we still have patches of snow on the ground Sad I love the ladder as a plant stand Thumbs up
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Mar 30, 2018 7:48 AM CST
Last year sprayed some pots with copper spray, and some others with a light blue my daughter had leftover. They looked surprisingly nice together. So consider a light blue ... I always thought of cobalt first.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Mar 30, 2018 7:50 AM CST
That sounds lovely, Sally! TY for the suggestion.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Mar 30, 2018 8:12 AM CST
I could have sworn I had a picture but, no... sorry! and can't even think where those pots are,must be in the shed Confused I am so itching to move things outside, but we have more nights in the 30s coming. My 'warmest' place is also full sun, so that's a no go. I have some tomato and pepper seedlings growing like mad, so it's getting crowded in here.
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Name: Paula
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
Mar 30, 2018 9:56 AM CST
Blue or green covers about 30% of the visual light spectrum, Tiffany! Lime green vs a dark indigo grey- that's almost half, lol.

Color theory is really complicated. PERSONALLY -
I wouldn't paint them, I love the natural wood tone, it matches so nicely with the siding. It really lets your plant's color and shape stand out. I would NOT pick a very bright color especially in the blue green range- pick something muted and greyish- If you go carribean blue, for example, your foliage will look washed out in comparison. Or if you prefer- It will appear silver and unique- its all about your perspective

I would really suggest looking around at pictures online and find what speaks to you. Its gonna be a lot of work, so plan ahead. I can't wait to see what you decide!
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Name: Paula
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
Mar 30, 2018 9:59 AM CST
Oh, and I forgot to mention:

Angry showoff! Angry Drooling

I'm FREEZIN up here! LOL!
Name: Frank Mosher
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fwmosher
Mar 30, 2018 12:26 PM CST
I have no natural artistic talent. None! However, I saw a couple pics in gardening magazines, where they had a stepladder painted "Royal Blue". They also had some large pots painted/sprayed/kiln dried "Royal Blue". Definitely looked impressive! Then one day, my neighbour threw out an old wooden stepladder in the roadside garbage and I saw it, and brought it home, painted it "Royal Blue" and leaned it up against a tree, a maroon-leafed "Roberts" chokecherry tree, just as I saw in a magazine. I'm happy with it! " Hey, just thought of it! As the ladder is in my "blue plant" bed, I could paint up a couple of birdhouses with the same paint as accent pieces, and place a few planted blue pots ($Store) overpainted with the same blue??? Just maybe, my Mother didn't raise a dummy? I'm running out of time to disprove that LOL.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Mar 30, 2018 12:36 PM CST
Show us a photo, Frank!
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Name: Paula
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
Mar 30, 2018 12:48 PM CST
Its Never too late to try, Frank.

I doubt a cleverly canted ladder will EVER make up for that time when you were 7 and you (insert embarrassingly cute story) and why would you want to take that away from your mom- LOL
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Mar 30, 2018 1:41 PM CST
I've always loved pops of royal blue in the garden. I have a few items that I've talked about painting for about 6 years or more and I even bought the royal blue spray paint but alas, it's all scattered about still, or hiding in the garage somewhere ... waiting. Smiling
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Mar 30, 2018 1:44 PM CST
So much wind lately is putting a damper on spray-painting anything here!
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Mar 30, 2018 1:53 PM CST
Same here Tiffany ... we need rain badly; 12 miles of interstate 95 right by us was shut down yesterday (both north and southbound lanes) due to brush fires. I still smelled smoke this morning but heard on the news that they finally got it under control and reopened the interstate.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Apr 12, 2018 7:51 PM CST
Finally a warm spell. Taken outside today:
Queens tears
Brugs
Crinum, potted from dry storage
Yautia and edo - grocery store elephant ear types I experimented with last year.
Avocado that has lost all leaves, am going to chop off and see if it branches.
Bloomed out amaryllis.
'Meyer' lemon riddled with spider mites, losing most leaves, but also has several sprays of buds- it must have known I was close to ditching it.
epiphyllums- 2
Hedera helix .
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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