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Name: Lois Andersen
Northcoast of California (Zone 8b)
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Jun 11, 2012 7:06 PM CST
I just joined this site recently. I am so enjoying the posts I have read so far. I woud like to share a picture of my latest succulent planting. An old birdcage planted last year with an assortment of plants. So far so good!
Lois


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Trish
Jun 11, 2012 7:15 PM CST

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How fun, Lois! I love it!!

Welcome to ATP! Welcome!
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pardalinum
Jun 11, 2012 7:40 PM CST
That is very, very nice. So much color in a small space just using foliage. I really like it!
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keyi
Jun 11, 2012 10:47 PM CST
I love your birdcage. What a creative idea for succulents. Wish I had an old one laying around somewhere. You did a great job! Hurray!
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kqcrna
Jun 12, 2012 4:53 AM CST
How pretty!

I'm glad you found us Lois.

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goldfinch4
Jun 12, 2012 5:14 AM CST
Hi Lois Welcome!

Beautiful job! What do you have inside the bird cage for planing medium?
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valleylynn
Jun 13, 2012 6:05 PM CST

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Hi Lois, so glad you found our site. Would love to see more photos of your containers. You planted the birdcage in such a creative way. I love the different colors, textures and sizes.
Do you grow a lot of succulents?
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Name: Lois Andersen
Northcoast of California (Zone 8b)
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Jun 13, 2012 8:11 PM CST
goldfinch4 said:Hi Lois Welcome!

Beautiful job! What do you have inside the bird cage for planing medium?


Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!
I extended the bottom of the cage with an hardware cloth basket cut and bent to size. Lined it with moss and filled with potting soil. I originally filled it with lobelia but it dried out way to fast.
Last summer I tried succulents. A few from here and there stuck in. Mostly cuttings. I love succulents and have collected quite a few and propagated them, or they have propagated themselves Hurray! Seems to have held up fine so far!
Lois
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valleylynn
Jun 13, 2012 10:28 PM CST

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You definitely have a way with succulents. Thumbs up
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springcolor
Jun 13, 2012 10:45 PM CST
I agree Welcome: Lois That is such a great project!!
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goldfinch4
Jun 14, 2012 12:23 AM CST
Great idea to add a basket on the bottom. I really, really love it! Hurray! Hurray!
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keyi
Jun 14, 2012 1:22 AM CST
I agree
Hugs, Mich and Crew!
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Jun 14, 2012 5:34 AM CST
Welcome! Hi Lois!

That birdcage idea is fantastic! Thumbs up

JuanaJennifer
Feb 28, 2013 12:34 AM CST
Hi louis!
Great idea......Beautiful birdcage. Smiling
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valleylynn
Feb 28, 2013 12:54 AM CST

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Hi JJ. What do you grow?

Louis, how is that bird cage doing?
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purpleinopp
Feb 28, 2013 8:32 AM CST
Loved seeing your birdcage garden! Last night I bought a wire basket and was thinking it would be good for succulents. Maybe someday it will look as great as yours.
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Sweetstuff1957
Apr 3, 2013 8:23 PM CST
Hi Lois! I am Candice from Sweetstuff's Sassy Succulents. I don't know if you know but your photo has been shared all over Pinterest and I just shared it on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SweetstuffsSassySucculents. I didn't know who it belonged to but someone that likes my page sent me this link. I just joined and want to congratulate you on a beautiful creation! Lots of people will be doing this! Hurray!
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valleylynn
Apr 3, 2013 10:46 PM CST

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Welcome! Hi Sweetstuff, glad you were able to find your way here. Let me know if you have any questions. Meanwhile have fun browsing around the forums and Plant Database.
What is your growing zone?
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goldfinch4
Apr 4, 2013 1:31 AM CST
Hi Candice, Welcome! I've long enjoyed your blog and Facebook page and see lots of your stuff on the internet. Glad to have you join us!
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BrendaSmall
Apr 18, 2013 8:37 PM CST
Very nice...Last year I took a bird cage and flipped it upside down...lined it and planted it and set it into an old wore style vanity chair...have had lots of compliments...

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