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My first attempt...

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My first attempt...

Postby Melroche » May 24, 2008 10:40 pm

My mom gardens also, but she's moving - so her beds are in transition. I thought for mother's day I'd do her up a couple of containers that she can enjoy at the lake until she gets her flower beds made.

I've never come into this part of the forum before, so I thought I'd share my "first attempt" at container gardening with you. I think I did pretty well for a first timer! I almost wanted to keep them for myself :oops: . They should be gorgeous when the black-eyed susan vine fills out on the trellis.

I think I will do a couple of containers next year. I had a blast picking the plants and arranging them. Thanks guys...just wanted to share my effort and new enthusiasm for container gardening.
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Postby Pepper » May 25, 2008 6:26 am

Those are really pretty Melroche! I can see why you wanted to keep them for yourself! You've inspired me to want to try some containers too...what's the climbing vine that you have in there?
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Postby evepet » May 25, 2008 7:38 am

Very pretty! And they'll look even better when the black-eyed susans come into bloom. I'm sure your mom will be very pleased. Excellent job. :D Do you mind telling me what the other plants are? I probably should recognize them - but I'm not sure).
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Postby kelly_m » May 25, 2008 8:13 am

Oh Mel those are beautiful....even if they stayed like that they are perfect!!! Are the reddish variegated ones new guinea impatiens??? If so...which ones because that foliage is very unique....and I WANT IT!!! :shock: :lol:
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Postby kelly_m » May 25, 2008 8:31 am

What colour are the flowers??? I always try to do a red/white themed planter box (in honour of Canada day of course!!)
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Postby Melroche » May 27, 2008 5:05 pm

Thanks so much guys!!!! The tall vine in the middle is a black-eyed susan vine (the flowers on it are a peach melba colour - it's different than the normal vaiety...which is also gorgeous!). The tall purple grass...I cannot recall the name of. The beautiful green plant, I was drawn to for it's colour (very lime) and it's texture (soft like lams ear) - do not know it's name. The other is a new guinea impatiens - the flower on it is also a peach colour. It was really fun. I will be trying my hand at it again.

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Postby joan w » May 27, 2008 6:33 pm

Very nice Melissa - you have the touch, no doubt about that. I agree that it looks great now and will be a wow later on.
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