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ImageKatg
Feb 3, 2010 1:54 PM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Planters change so much over months. Post a before and after photo to show others what to expect after growth.
ImagefloraSeeker_OR
Feb 8, 2010 5:39 AM CST
Name: Kin
Willamette Valley, OR.
Zone 8a
Hi Kat
Nice to see you!!
I know I have a few to share Smiling
I'll try and find them...
ImagefloraSeeker_OR
Feb 8, 2010 9:06 AM CST
Name: Kin
Willamette Valley, OR.
Zone 8a
In the Beginning

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ImagefloraSeeker_OR
Feb 8, 2010 9:08 AM CST
Name: Kin
Willamette Valley, OR.
Zone 8a
June 17th

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Feb 8, 2010 9:09 AM CST
Name: Kin
Willamette Valley, OR.
Zone 8a
July 17th

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ImagefloraSeeker_OR
Feb 8, 2010 9:11 AM CST
Name: Kin
Willamette Valley, OR.
Zone 8a
August 15th

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ImageBlissfulGarden
Feb 8, 2010 5:36 PM CST
Name: Evey Blalock
South Louisiana / Zone 8b

Hi Kat, did you get my request about writing an article about container-grown clematis for the Clematis cubit's Learning Center? Neil already wrote one for us about a wonderful evergreen clematis (thank you, Neil!!!). We would love to have your fabulous ideas and talents represented there as well.

Lemme know, please! Evey =)
ImagefloraSeeker_OR
Feb 8, 2010 6:06 PM CST
Name: Kin
Willamette Valley, OR.
Zone 8a
BlissfulGarden wrote:Hi Kat, did you get my request about writing an article about container-grown clematis for the Clematis cubit's Learning Center? Kin already wrote one for us about a wonderful evergreen clematis (thank you, Kin!!!). We would love to have your fabulous ideas and talents represented there as well.

Lemme know, please! Evey =)

Evey Rolling my eyes.
I'm not the Kin who wrote the article.
;)

ImageBlissfulGarden
Feb 8, 2010 6:33 PM CST
Name: Evey Blalock
South Louisiana / Zone 8b

Okay, now I know I'm doing too much at once. I read your note about guidelines in Fuchsia Fare and Neil's note about the article in the Clematis forum (he was who was generous and wrote an article for us!) and somehow merged you together in my mind. Add that I'm running back and forth to the Hospice unit for my mother-in-law, I'm tweaking things to launch my business website in a few days, every relative around the country is suddenly informing me that they are coming down for Mardi Gras to join the Saints' party (this coming weekend... and staying with us...), and I'm going a bit batty.

So sorry to you both for the mistaken identity!
ImagefloraSeeker_OR
Feb 8, 2010 7:01 PM CST
Name: Kin
Willamette Valley, OR.
Zone 8a
No Problem!
I'll be thinking of you,Take care my friend!
ImageKatg
Feb 9, 2010 12:27 AM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Oh Kin...

What you have done with your entry area is just "Breathtaking". Thank you so much for posting the progression and "bare sticks" of your beautiful creation? It's a work of art! I sincerely mean that.

Do you stake your EE's to that form and what was the time-line from the first picture to the last? I really never think of Oregon as being a great gardening State, but I think that when "You've got the weather, you've really got it" (if that makes any sense!). I have some customers who bought planter heads from me from Oregon who sent some photo's of their garden and I was just blown away by the lushness...it was beautiful!

Please keep us updated...In fact, it would be great if you started a thread on this "before and after forum" entitled Kin's garden...or whatever you want to call it!

Kathy

Here's a pic of the Bradley's garden in Oregon...

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ImagefloraSeeker_OR
Feb 11, 2010 5:26 PM CST
Name: Kin
Willamette Valley, OR.
Zone 8a
Hi Kathy
Thanks for your kind words!
The bamboo form you are asking about was strictly for the Gloriosa lily to climb up on. The EE don't need anything for support, just plenty of Water...LOL

That is so strange to see that your planters are here in Oregon, I thought I saw some last year somewhere that reminded me of yours. Small world I now wonder if I have indeed seen them.

I'll try to get a separate thread done a little later.
Your Cubit is looking...Fantastic!!

Kin
Imagechocolatemoose
Feb 11, 2010 6:18 PM CST
Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
Kin...WOW, I too, thought the form was for the EE.

I grew them for the first time last year, not knowing what if anything they would do. Had them on a trellis in a container and they were fine, but my goal this year is to have a tighter, bushier grouping and yours is gorgeous, now that i went back and actually spotted them in the pics.

So that prompts questions...Are your Gloriosas in the ground or in a container we can't see? If containerized, how big is it and how many (approx) tubers or clumps are in the container? Are they wintered over?
ImagefloraSeeker_OR
Feb 11, 2010 6:33 PM CST
Name: Kin
Willamette Valley, OR.
Zone 8a
Hi there CocolateMoose
Good to see ya!!
First of all I will get back here later on and maybe when I get a new thread started we can answer those questions. Sound good?

Just wanted to let you know...I lived in the Anchorage area of AK for 9 years! I know your growing conditions.
:)
ImagefloraSeeker_OR
Feb 11, 2010 6:39 PM CST
Name: Kin
Willamette Valley, OR.
Zone 8a
Kat is experimenting with the pink and green background.
I will wait for awhile before I post my thread. Back later
Kin
ImageKatg
Feb 11, 2010 7:06 PM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
LOL@Kin!

I guess I got caught! hehe. Ooooooohhhh, that was a close one! Suddenly everything was in duplicate and very strange colors! Whenever, you get a chance it would be great if you posted that...I'm going to put on a few myself!

Kat
ImageKatg
Feb 11, 2010 7:17 PM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Evey:

Your site is the BEST my Dear! I wish I could write an article for you...however, I know nothing about Clematis in the South! I've planted 2 so far and they just haven't made it! And I LOVE THEM! Confused My Mom was the Clematis Queen where I grew up in Canada.

I need to come over to your site because I just happened to click on a variety there the other day that said it was hearty from Florida to Alaska??? (I might be exaggerating when I say Alaska, but you know what I mean). Do you know of any varieties that survive the heat of South Florida? The ones I've bought in the past have been from the Big Box stores where zones don't matter.

Heck! You're in LA aren't you? That's a pretty hot humid climate a lot of the time. Okay...I need to learn!

Kat

Here's what I try to replace Clematis with...just not the same!

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ImageBlissfulGarden
Feb 11, 2010 11:37 PM CST
Name: Evey Blalock
South Louisiana / Zone 8b

Kat, thanks for the kind words!

There are clems that grow from zones 4-10... and one of my growers is actually located there in Apopka, Florida. We had a very active member of Clems last year who lived in South Florida as well. You'd be surprised what you can grow. I know I was! I had always assumed I couldn't grow them as well... I hadn't seen them here in South Louisiana. You're right... it's hard to find hotter or more humid than South Louisiana in summer. We typically are in the upper 90's to low 100's, with our lows at night only going to the 80's at best. We also have no breeze to cut the heat. But, being one to push the zone, I put in the research to find the clematis that would perform best here and was rewarded. I made a list back then of the ones that had the best ratings for performing well in hot climates. I'll shoot the list to you when I am back on the computer where I have that list saved (probably tomorrow afternoon). And yes, you are right... passifloras just aren't the same. They can't compare to the beauty of a clematis, especially in a bouquet with roses!
ImageKatg
Feb 12, 2010 12:24 AM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Thank you so much Evey! I would really love to grow some Clematis here.

I don't know if you can grow Stephanotis where you are, but I had two gorgeous vines going until we had a bad freeze in January (the worst I've seen in 30 years). They're not looking to hopefull right now, but you just never know...I need to grow some "comfort vines" haha

Kat

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