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ImageKatg
Jun 30, 2010 10:45 PM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Susan...I have your address and I'm coming to steal your Monkey! Don't shoot me, I'm just a plant lover! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

Seriously, I have to have one or two of those! That is just so cool! The place I purchased my horse also sells this topiary frame and I just love yours! I can see by your garden that you are very eclectic like I am and just love whimsical and fun things! Thank you for posting that...it just makes me smile! There's going to be a big deficit in the gardening budget and it's all your fault!!! (Well I have to blame someone!) JK!

LOVE IT!
Imagewoofie
Jun 30, 2010 11:28 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
I'm not brave enough to even think about a topiary frame.....I have enough trouble keeping my petunias in line!

One of the nice things about the lightbox code is that you can test it out in the preview view, too. What you see in the preview is what you get. At least, that's worked for me so far (but I haven't tried anything too fancy) Smiling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Imagegardenersdetective
Jul 1, 2010 10:15 AM CST
Name: Susan
Zone 5
Charley's Girl Too/ HeHaw, HeHaw
Woofie I use the preview too. After about 50 tries with the photos I went ahead and posted and about 15 cubiteers came to my rescue. valleylyn has really good instructions that I put into a favorites folder now I just cut and paste the code. Good to have cause I know the next time I post photos I won't remember the code.
http://cubits.org/cubits/thread/view_post/292692/
Imagegardenersdetective
Jul 1, 2010 10:20 AM CST
Name: Susan
Zone 5
Charley's Girl Too/ HeHaw, HeHaw
See you later tonight, my homemakers haven cubiteers are going to want to know what I did all morning. I'm blaming it on my favorite cubits.
Imageshirley
Aug 7, 2010 1:39 PM CST
Name: shirleyt thompson
Pearl River, Louisiana
Beginners At Art
Hey Kat. Here is my favorite of this year. It is still growing by leaps and bounds It now is in the place where my ficus used to be..Thumb of 2010-08-07/shirley/7b3c8d
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ImageKatg
Aug 7, 2010 1:46 PM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Shirley...That is beautiful! How are you keeping them so bushy? Mine are so spindly this year!
Imageshirley
Aug 7, 2010 2:07 PM CST
Name: shirleyt thompson
Pearl River, Louisiana
Beginners At Art
I will tell you what I do faithfully. When I water it I am constantly picking out the tiny leaves in the very top of a stem. This forces growth further down on the stem thus making them bush out. I also do not let them bloom. I feed with Bayer to start and have used miracle grow this year. I usually use black cow manure tea. The pinching is the key. I do not have time to pinch all my coleus but the ones I pinch are much bigger than the ones I don't have time to do. Kat they get spindly if they do not get enough water and they hate the heat over 90 and the cold under 45 shirleyt
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Imagegardenersdetective
Aug 7, 2010 2:36 PM CST
Name: Susan
Zone 5
Charley's Girl Too/ HeHaw, HeHaw
Shirley thanks for the great tips on coleus care.
ImageKatg
Aug 7, 2010 3:11 PM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Thanks Shirley. Other years I've had some really good luck, but it's been so hot this summer. So glad to see somebody with some good looking Coleus! When things cool down a bit, I'll start replanting.
ImageOnewish1
Aug 9, 2010 3:47 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
somebody say good looking coleus??? Big Grin
Thumb of 2010-08-09/Onewish1/c0ca47
Thumb of 2010-08-09/Onewish1/43ee13
Imagewoofie
Aug 9, 2010 8:44 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Yow! Thumbs up
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageKatg
Aug 9, 2010 9:39 AM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Beeeeeuuuuuuuteeeeful! Allison!

Hows your bird planter doing?
Imagewoofie
Aug 9, 2010 11:16 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
And speaking of coleus, I found this nice little blue-flowered plant that goes very nicely with Coleus. It's new to me, so I thought possibly someone else might not know about it either. It's called Browallia Blue Bells and it definitely likes the shade.


This is an individual pot of them: Thumb of 2010-08-09/woofie/3110fa

This shows them combined with a few colelus: Thumb of 2010-08-09/woofie/3695c1
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageOnewish1
Aug 9, 2010 6:24 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
thanks... Kat the bird planter has been eh... that's on the post that didn't come out clear... will take that tomorrow if I can... but it seems the bird is not easy to water... even with my drippers the million bells are dead.... SPV is outstanding... so it's hit & miss
ImageDutchlady1
Oct 22, 2010 2:42 PM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
I found a really good deal today - I happened to be going past Home Depot and remembered the gift card that was burning a hole in my wallet - so I went to the garden center.
They had just offloaded racks from Costa Farms, one of their suppliers, and they had these containers for sale. They were in a very large plastic pot but I transplanted into one of my terracotta ones.
These were NINETEEN dollars, which I thought was a steal for getting five plants which alone would have cost more. They had this cute dracaena, but also some of those 'pompom' clipped buxus plants; the container to me looked definitely more like it should cost twice of what I paid.
In addition I snagged a Aloe striata for $ 7 and those are not easy to find, generally.


Thumb of 2010-10-22/Dutchlady1/051633
ImageOnewish1
Oct 22, 2010 6:21 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
good buy!! Hurray!
ImageKatg
Oct 22, 2010 10:25 PM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
WOW! That's fantastic Hetty! I love the shaggy little pom-pom trimmed plants! Hopefully that Costa Farm truck had some left when they made their way back north! I'm going to have to check it out. I like the underplanting too! Nice buy!
Imagewoofie
Oct 23, 2010 9:08 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Wow! What a good deal....more like a good STEAL! Way to go!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Pippi21
Nov 15, 2010 3:17 PM CST
Silver Spring, Maryland
Kat..Last year I remember I found your website/blog and fell in love with all your containers, inside and out of your beautiful home. How can I find that site again and view it? What do you find is the secret to making pretty containers? How do you know ahead of time, what flowers will work together, how many of each plant to buy? Do you sit all of the nursery pots in the large containier and play with it for a while before planting into the large patio container? I'm assumming that you work from the middle of the container to the outside perimeter? Tall plant in middle of pot? Do you position each plant and cover each individually with soil before planting another plant? In doing it this way, I seem to make such a mess or don't get enough soil around each plant..Or do you place all of the plants where you think you want them, then add your soil around them all at once? Mine never looks nice until it's had a few weeks to a month of growth and has filled out. What' s the secret to planting containers?
Pippi21
Nov 16, 2010 11:36 AM CST
Silver Spring, Maryland
Cindy from Georgia...what kind of steroid did you feed those plants in your little red wagon? That is breathtaking! What are the flowers you have in there and how many of each? Are the plants in soil in the wagon or in pots? Oh, I'm glad you didn't throw that wagon out..that is so beautiful!

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