Random Chat and Photos forum: Neat ideas for the garden

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KathleenC
Jul 10, 2010 1:30 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
I wish I had a place to use one of these things. I've always like the idea of vertical plantings.

http://plantsonwalls.com/
Imageimapigeon
Jul 10, 2010 2:07 PM CST
Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
I like them, too, but I always worry about plants rapidly outgrowing those things....plus I have trouble even keeping my hanging planters watered----which reminds me I have to go do them now!
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Imagezuzu
Jul 10, 2010 2:08 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
Wow! Some of those photos are just amazing, aren't they? I have a narrow vertical space free on the side of my garage. It's fairly shady in that location, though, so succulents would be out. I wonder how Cyclamen and small ferns would look in one of those.
Imageimapigeon
Jul 10, 2010 4:29 PM CST
Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
I have several succulents that do better in the shade, as long as they get good light. Dark and shady, though, not so much.
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Imagewcgypsy
Jul 10, 2010 10:29 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
K, no problemo...I see a freestanding wall as John's next project....you could use both sides, either morning/afternoon sun or sun/shade...many ways to go with this. BTW, the purple flowered shrub you gave me, the one that was in front of the garage...do you remember the name of that? For some odd reason I never can and I need to write it down. It's doing well, BTW.
KathleenC
Jul 10, 2010 10:51 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
That is a Duranta, Sherry. I think it is D. erecta "Sweet Memories." I'm so glad it is thriving - I loved that plant so much.

The S. Anthony Parker's you gave me are really coming into their own since it warmed up. A couple of them are really big now and blooming like crazy. In fact, I think I will need to move a few of the smaller Salvias in that border or they will be consumed!

No freestanding walls right now - he has to get some more flagstones done!
Imagewcgypsy
Jul 10, 2010 11:14 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
I started to mention to you that those Parkers were going to take up some room...lol...I have a LOT more if you want some more to use elsewhere...
I remember now, yes...duranta! gonna write that down, don't know why I kept forgetting that. Neighbor, Gale has one and she asked me what it is and I knew I should know, but....duh.
I have lots of stuff I'd like Jer to help me with right now but he's been busy rearranging the workshop and making room for a new lathe...he has projects in mind and a single focus right now. He keeps saying he needs a larger shop and I keep saying I need a much larger greenhouse...neither of us is going to get what we want.....
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Imagewcgypsy
Jul 10, 2010 11:16 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
BTW...there's a new Australian cubit...should be interesting. I've been enjoying Rannveig's cubit on Iceland and Neil's on England...that's the extent of my summer traveling, I'm afraid....
KathleenC
Jul 11, 2010 2:13 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
We talked to John's brother in Spain this morning via Skype - excellent travel technique! I like Rannveig's cubit, too. Will visit Australia next.

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