BEAUTIFUL CONTAINERS-Share Photos/Ideas/Questions forum: Hanging Baskets

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ImageKatg
Feb 4, 2010 1:28 AM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Post photo's of your Hanging Baskets and tell us what kind of plants you used

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Imagevalleylynn
Feb 4, 2010 8:39 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Kathy, what is that beautiful flower?
ImageKatg
Feb 4, 2010 9:42 AM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Lynn: That is called a Blueberry Ash (Elaeocarpus reticulatus). I purchased it from a nursery in Sarasota and have never seen anything like it again. Unfortunately we had some very cold weather here this year and I don't think it's going to make it.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59727/

Kat
Imagevalleylynn
Mar 24, 2010 4:50 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
How is your Blueberry Ash doing Kathy. I keep coming back to it. It is so pretty.
ImageKatg
Mar 25, 2010 5:20 PM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Gone Lynn! Didn't survive the cold! I bought this at a great nursery up in Sarasota Florida and I really need to make a trip back. This really was a beautiful and unusual plant!
Imagevalleylynn
Mar 25, 2010 6:12 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
I have searched all over the internet on that plant. Lots of info about what a hardy plant it is, but nothing on lowest temperatures it will survive. They are hard to find in the USA to buy one.
Imagechocolatemoose
Mar 27, 2010 4:25 PM CST
Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
Wow, Kat. It's listed as a tree...and you had it in a hanging basket???...It's beautiful, looks unique and delicate.
ImageKatg
Apr 12, 2010 11:03 AM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
It's getting kind of hairy around here! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

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Imagevalleylynn
Apr 12, 2010 11:07 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Love that little water statue Kathy. The hanging baskets are really nice, what is that plant?
ImageKatg
Apr 12, 2010 11:19 AM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Thanks Lynn - Those are Rhipsalis (campos-portoana). I really like them for "hair plants" but these guys are getting humongous!

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Imagevalleylynn
Apr 12, 2010 11:23 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
I guess they are, my goodness. What zones do they grow in? And what about drought tolerance?
ImageKatg
Apr 12, 2010 11:34 AM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
I also found this cool plant called Dischidea or Million Hearts

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ImageKatg
Apr 12, 2010 11:36 AM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
They really don't require a lot of water and plantfiles will say they survive in zones 10a+. These spent the colder than average winter outside here and I think they did better than ever!
LiliMerci
Apr 12, 2010 12:31 PM CST
Name: Nicole
Atlanta 8a
those Million Hearts are very cool looking. Never seen those before.
ImageKatg
Apr 12, 2010 4:54 PM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
They look great in a head too! I have to make a trip back to Tropiflora in Sarasota for a few more! I think they're usually more green. Maybe this one got a little too much light?

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Imagevalleylynn
Apr 12, 2010 5:26 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
This is probably another plant that won't make it through my zone 8. : (
It sure is nice. I really like the shape of the leaves.
ImageKatg
Apr 12, 2010 9:11 PM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Lynn: I think you might be right on that one! It's listed as a zone 11?
LiliMerci
Apr 12, 2010 9:55 PM CST
Name: Nicole
Atlanta 8a
That's not going to do it here in zone 7-8. Can it be brought inside?
ImageKatg
Apr 12, 2010 10:09 PM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Oh for sure Nicole! I think it is probably a houseplant in a lot of areas. Here's some more information on it though...

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59602/

I bought this at Tropiflora in Sarasota - It looks like they also sell online - go down to "Dischidia ruscifolia 'Million Hearts' "

http://www.tropiflora.com/creport/cr19-1/p5.html

They sure have some amazing specimens there!

Kat

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