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ImageKatg
Nov 18, 2010 9:21 AM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Hi Pippi:

Unfortunately that site is no longer. When I plant containers there really isn't any recipe, I just try to envision what is going to look good together and how they're going to look when they grow. Unfortunately, that doesn't always work and there are times that I find months down the road that the entire container is totally different. When planting, the plants sometimes also get moved around quite a bit.

Here's a few articles that might help you out:

The Flexibility and Advantages of Container Gardening
Creating Unique and Decorative Containers - Part 1
Creating Unique and Decorative Containers - Part 2
Imagewoofie
Nov 19, 2010 9:02 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Actually, Pippi, I think the secret is....you have to be Kat! Hmmm, too bad we can't break off little pieces of her and root them so we could each have our own Kat to design our containers for us..... Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImagePerennialgirl
Jan 9, 2011 3:22 PM CST
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
I enjoy seeing everyone's different creations! I love planting different combinations in this area.Thumb of 2011-01-09/Perennialgirl/df404e
Imagewoofie
Jan 10, 2011 10:10 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Oh, that's a nice little area! I love the spinning wheel. And are you just using the milk can as a stand for a pot, or are the plants potted directly in it? We have one of those, but DH won't let me use it, the rat!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageDutchlady1
Jan 10, 2011 10:24 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
That reminds me that I also have an old milk can. It will soon find a nice home in the yard, with a plant in it Smiling
ImagePerennialgirl
Jan 10, 2011 12:04 PM CST
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
Thanks, woofie! The spinning wheel isn't an actual one. There is a place to put a shallow plant in the middle. Both milk cans have the plants planted right in them.
Imagewoofie
Jan 10, 2011 1:00 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
It's still very nice. I've seen little ones like that, but never one that looked almost actual size! I like that cabinet thing on the left, too.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImagePerennialgirl
Jan 10, 2011 1:51 PM CST
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
Thanks again, woofie! The cabinet thing is the old wood stove that we took from our cottage.
Imagewoofie
Jan 10, 2011 3:04 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Oooh! Even cooler! Nifty stuff!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Imagege1836
Feb 19, 2011 5:31 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
Loved looking at the containers. Its still winter and I am putting combos together for 2011 summer deck garden.
deck 1
deck 3
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I'll post more later
ImageDutchlady1
Feb 19, 2011 5:49 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
Purple and green seems to be the theme, love it!
ImageOnewish1
Feb 19, 2011 6:17 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
love the combos JoAnn
Imagege1836
Feb 19, 2011 6:21 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
Here are the rest
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ImageOnewish1
Feb 19, 2011 6:25 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
I am amazed you put cladium & lantana together... totally different sun requirements
Imagege1836
Feb 19, 2011 6:40 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
That caladium is sun tollerant.
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ImageOnewish1
Feb 19, 2011 6:57 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
I see caladium & coleus sun tolerant as part sun.... and my lantana grows best in full blazing sun.. just wouldn't think of putting them together.. something is going to suffer
Imagege1836
Feb 19, 2011 7:03 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
My guess it would be lantana with less sun than it wants.
These combos arenot written in stone.I might pur zinnias there.
The nastuerteums were awfull.I wont try to grow them in containers again.
I have always had bad luck with them ,dont know why this time would be any better. See how whimpy these are.Its july 4 afterall.
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This is how the ones in the ground looked in Sept.
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ImageOnewish1
Feb 19, 2011 7:05 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
mine in a container looked the same as yours... but wow those in the ground look wonderful ... will have to do that
Imagege1836
Feb 19, 2011 7:09 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
They are the vineing type and will shadeout and kill other plants. Be sure to give them plenty of room. I pull the vines to where I want them.
How about adding zinnias instead of lantana?
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ImageOnewish1
Feb 19, 2011 7:10 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
I always have to find a real hot spot for zinnias ... mildew is a problem for me.. too many trees here

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