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ImageHollyAnnS
Jul 10, 2010 9:38 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Allison, Just noticed your Zazzie Store. Thumbs up
I had a Succulent Wreath last year as well and this year I just planted the wreath. It is still filling in and I want to add a few more plants to it but this is what I have so far.

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Imagestormyla
Jul 10, 2010 9:43 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Wow, Holly, That actually looks like it was a lot of work. I have a tough time planting succulents. So many of them have such fragile stems for such heavy plants.
luvsgrtdanes
Jul 10, 2010 11:26 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Holly I love that wreath! I have always wanted to try that!

here are a few of my containers

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It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

luvsgrtdanes
Jul 10, 2010 11:27 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
part of my extended patio

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luvsgrtdanes
Jul 10, 2010 11:27 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Caladiums in a copper tub

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luvsgrtdanes
Jul 10, 2010 11:28 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Patio from the yard looking in

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luvsgrtdanes
Jul 10, 2010 11:30 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
This container was 4 bucks at Micheal's. I couldn't pass it up.

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luvsgrtdanes
Jul 10, 2010 11:31 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I'll use anything for a container Whistling

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luvsgrtdanes
Jul 10, 2010 11:33 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Iron kettle better know as my cauldron Hilarious!

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luvsgrtdanes
Jul 10, 2010 11:34 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Coleus

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luvsgrtdanes
Jul 10, 2010 11:36 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I got addicted to container gardening years ago when we lived in our old house with a postage stamp for a yard and my 2 first Great Danes. I had the best of both worlds...dogs and flowers Thumbs up

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Imagewoodthrush
Jul 10, 2010 11:56 AM CST
Name: woodthrush
Albrightsville PA
Beautiful, Ronnie. Your patio area looks stunning. Nice place to sit and watch the garden grow.
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ImageOnewish1
Jul 10, 2010 12:00 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
a lot of familiar faces in those containers Ronnie!!.. love the copper tub & the cauldron
Imagestormyla
Jul 10, 2010 1:20 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Ronnie, It's fabulous and looks so well tended and neat!! Hilarious! My mess would drive you crazy. There are so many nice things there. I love odd containers for planting too. So much of yours is very much in keeping with the rustic country look to suit your farmhouse, but yet it also has a tropical look to it too.

Your plants look amazingly well considering this blasted weather. Now I know why it's taking you so long to water too. Big Grin I love how you've used the small pots as risers for the others. Gives it a neat architectural look.

Do you overwinter all of the bulbs and take cuttings of all of the coleus? Do you grow your MG's to go up the lattice walls? The Pergola roofing is great too.

Do you set up tables on the patio for picnics? Really nice tour I tip my hat to you.
ImageHollyAnnS
Jul 10, 2010 1:42 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
WOW Ronnie, What a beautiful spot. Love the dragon. LOL on the old watering can, I use mine with my pond but before I used it like that I planted OSP in it and let it cascade out the top. That is just the kind of area I envision having at the side of the house. Once the brick goes down and the big pergola goes up we hopefully will have a really nice patio by the Potting Shed. It will still be a utility area/potting area but it should also be pretty as well as functional.
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luvsgrtdanes
Jul 10, 2010 3:01 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Thanks everyone *Blush*

Allison, my plans for all the coleus never panned out with the sciatica...I was going to put certain ones together and some with impatiens and begonias and so on. By the time I felt like doing it I just put them anywhere Hilarious! just to get them planted...OH well next year for sure Whistling

Holly I have a collection of old watering cans, my hubby just rolls his eyes! Fortunately my husband likes to build...I let him think it's his idea and he builds away! He's the hardscaper and I'm the landscaper! Will Ric bild you pergola?

Stormy this is my first year for all the coleus, I don't know if I'll do cuttings. I got them so cheap in the co-op this year I am hoping to do it gain next year. There are a few I really like so I may give it a try. I don't save the caladiums, they rot to easy and I get them from the 'Caladiums for less' co-op. I have quite a few pots of cannas I drag to the basement rather than dig them out. We have a table on the porch next to the patio that comes in handy for eating. It's nice right off the kitchen. We may make our kitchen larger next year and we will lose the porch but it will then go right to the patio, I think I will like that better! I just hope by bank account is as big as my dreams! Rolling on the floor laughing

Lot's of coleus cuttings in the fall for whoever is game!
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

ImageOnewish1
Jul 10, 2010 3:03 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
your hap hazard looks great then Ronnie!!
Imagestormyla
Jul 10, 2010 3:06 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yes, and I love the Cannas and the Alocasia, something I've never grown. I put the caladiums out so late this year, don't know when they'll come out, especially with this dryness. My beds will be a lot emptier without them.

Do you grow Callas too Ronnie?
luvsgrtdanes
Jul 10, 2010 3:10 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I never done callas, not overly fond of the flower. I started most of the caladiums inside. I bought some last minute from Brent and Becky's when they had the 1/2 price sale and they just came up last week. They have been in the ground for a few weeks. Do you save yours Stormy?
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Jul 10, 2010 3:25 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Ronnie, Yes I do. Last year was the first year that I bought them from Bill. Prior years I bought them at HD. They always came back, but they came back smaller. With Bill's, since they were so much bigger to start with, I thought they might come back larger.

I usually put them in plastic pots and sink the pots in the beds, but this year, I was so behind, I just planted them in the beds. I had so many from Bill last spring that when Mike/Claypa stopped by to visit me, I gave him most of the older ones that had all sprouted and were growing in smaller pots.

What I do in the fall Ronnie, is... I have saved all of the mesh bags that Bill shipped them in. I keep them planted separated by variety. I put each variety back into the right bags. Oops, first I bring them into the garage after cleaning all of the soil off and let them dry for a few days. I have a giant mesh bag that came from a tulip shipment. I put all of the smaller mesh bags into that one bag and hang it from a rafter over my hot water heater and let it stay there nice and dry and warm all winter.

I had written to Bill and asked him how best to winter store them and he told me not to leave them in the soil as they might rot or get spider mites. He suggested Peat moss or something that would keep them dry if boxed. But he said an open air environment would be best. He did tell me that they should be kept at around 60 to 65 degrees over the winter. My big basement under the addition is not heated and in the coldest part of winter goes down to about 45 degrees , so the heater room is my best spot.

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