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ImageOnewish1
Feb 17, 2010 4:35 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
here are some before & afters of my bloom master containers

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ImageOnewish1
Feb 17, 2010 4:36 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
after

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ImageOnewish1
Feb 17, 2010 4:37 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
realized putting impatiens in the side of these was a bad idea.. bald spot.. a bit later than the last shot

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ImageOnewish1
Feb 17, 2010 4:40 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
set in a sunnier spot

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ImageOnewish1
Feb 17, 2010 4:41 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
this is the one on the left side

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ImageOnewish1
Feb 17, 2010 4:41 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
and on the right

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ImageOnewish1
Feb 17, 2010 4:43 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
I bought these baskets on ebay.. don't really like them

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Feb 17, 2010 4:43 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
a month & a half later

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ImageOnewish1
Feb 17, 2010 4:44 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
end of Sept

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Imagestormyla
Feb 17, 2010 10:01 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Allison, This is really beautiful! Tell us about the pole and the hangers. This is such a neat idea. Did Randy make this for you? How is it secured to the ground?
ImageHollyAnnS
Feb 18, 2010 12:25 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
I really like the pots with the planting holes. Reminds me of my coleus planter.

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Imagestormyla
Feb 18, 2010 12:37 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
That is so pretty Holly. I remember you talking about the best way to plant them. You'll have to tell us how you do it.
ImageOnewish1
Feb 18, 2010 5:26 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
yes Randy did them.. the posts are buried in the ground... he dug the holes by hand.. put gravel & rocks around the base .. I will have to ask him to be sure how deep ... my guess 2 or 3 feet.. I think closer to 3... think they were 10' posts... those hanging baskets are very heavy... once full I can barely lift them... and the post doesn't move at all.....the hanging baskets are from here

http://www.bloommaster.com/

and the hangers are from hang-a-pot - from a DG co-op a few years ago... but you can get them on this website (will attach another photo with those up the tree in front of my house.. was from the end of July)

http://www.hangapot.com/

they hold any container that has a lip at the top.. I have only found clay ones that work... but some of the newer fiberglass ones might.. had to take the hanger shopping with me to find ones that did

nice job Holly!!! would that be the tapestry I gave you at the swap on the right???...actually all the ones in the top look familiar ... I don't think any the tapestry made it inside this year.. it was a good one though

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ImageOnewish1
Feb 18, 2010 5:27 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
the hang-a-pot hanger zipped tied to my railing

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ImageOnewish1
Feb 18, 2010 5:35 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
was going to add the hardest part about planting the bloom masters is making sure the root ball or plant is small enough to fit though the holes... something I figured out quick my first year.. went and bought all wave petunias just to see there way no way to get them in without breaking them up... even the carry packs they have are huge compared to what will fit.. best way is to get a smaller root ball and put them in roots first .. I know I confine my coleus too long but they seem ok with it
ImageHollyAnnS
Feb 18, 2010 6:59 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Yes, Onewish that probably is the Tapestry you gave me. It is a beautiful coleus. Not sure what all is in that but it was planted after the swap so it very likely has coleus from you and Ladyg. I am expecting to get coleus plugs again this year so hopefully I will have some for the spring swap. Have you thought about just trying to root your cuttings in those pots that way they will just grow in. You are right about planting them that is the hardest part. I think my pot has bigger holes but there aren't as many and having bigger holes has it's own issues.
Life is Great! Holly
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ImageOnewish1
Feb 18, 2010 7:06 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
too impatient to wait for them to make roots and then grow... I am a want it now kinda girl... but I have kept cuttings in six packs so long the roots grow out & under and some were a foot long.. they don't mind it at all... if you look in this post (link below).. you can see I cut up my failed seeds cowpots and made slits in them to slip around the stem of the plant.. and to block the soil from washing out .. the six pack size leaves gaps so I figured out a way to make watering easy for the first few weeks.. block of the holes and loose a lot less soil

http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/pics/2010-02-17/Onewish...
Imagestormyla
Feb 18, 2010 8:47 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Those are really good ideas. Sometimes just the smallest thing can take a season long aggravation out of your life. I tip my hat to you.
ImageHollyAnnS
Feb 19, 2010 1:20 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
I have done the exact same thing using old peat pots. I put a pvc pipe in the middle of mine. It has holes drilled in it and when I water I pour the water into the pipe that way the water seeps out of the holes at all levels of the pot that helps with watering too. You can see the pipe in this pic but once it fills in you don't even notice it. Not sure how hard it would be for you to use with your pots hanging over head.

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Life is Great! Holly
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Imagestormyla
Feb 19, 2010 2:03 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
That is a great idea, Holly. Does the pipe stay pretty clean and free flowing for most of the season?

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