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Postby TrailBlaze » May 14, 2008 9:14 am

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This well pipe was just installed in front of my house. I bought this small table to fit over it, and want to buy a trailing plant to put atop it. Any ideas, advice on which plants trail long?
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Postby TrailBlaze » May 14, 2008 9:17 am

Next to it, I also have a stove-barrel pig which needs a flowery hat. I usually just buy petunias for it. Ideas?

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Postby B_BQ » May 14, 2008 9:30 am

Almost any trailing plant would be just fine.

There are many ivies which would also do well.
German Ivy is a prolific grower and spreader, and a nice specimen sitting on top of the small table would soon cover it completely. You could chop this down at the end of the season and bring it indoors for the winter!

There's a start. Hopefully more people will jump in with their ideas.

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Postby Eeyore » May 14, 2008 10:09 am

Ingenious idea! I'm presuming you don't want to permanently cover it with a climber or some shrubs?

Like Brenda suggests, just about anything that will climb up will also hang down. I would suggest a big pot of sweetpeas.

Is that golden pig a composter?
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Postby TrailBlaze » May 14, 2008 3:04 pm

Those sound like good ideas. Thanks!

The pig is not a composter, but a barrel-stove, with a back door. I found it here in the woods, when we bought the property, then I added a flowerpot face, DH made some ears from metal, and a curly pig tail from electrical wire. I paint it a different color every few years. One time it was bright orange with a black teddy and garters.
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Postby Eeyore » May 14, 2008 3:06 pm

TrailBlaze wrote:Those sound like good ideas. Thanks!

One time it was bright orange with a black teddy and garters.


That would have been something to see! :lol:
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Postby savona » May 15, 2008 1:28 am

Climbing nasturiums trail beautifully..and a hat of alyssum would look lovely...savona
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Postby Puff10 » May 15, 2008 7:01 am

Try " Archangel" : a trailing perennial.silvery leaves with tiny yellow flowers.
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Postby TrailBlaze » May 15, 2008 7:16 am

ok, will go searching for those suggested.

Meanwhile, here was the orange pig:

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Postby Denise4bOnt » May 15, 2008 8:55 am

I saw the neatest thing in a magazine, it was a birdhouse that was made to fit over the well to cover it. Ofcourse it wasn't a 'real' birdhouse, but it sure did a nice job hiding the well.
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