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Name: Sue
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Calif_Sue
Apr 16, 2013 10:10 PM CST

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I saw a commercial this evening with a cool flower tower idea and found the video tutorial on the HD website. Think I am going to try one!
http://community.homedepot.com/t5/Spring-Projects-2013/How-t...

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Name: Bev
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webesemps
Apr 16, 2013 10:33 PM CST
Gee, I can see this as a project for decorating for a wedding. Nice possibilities.
Thanks for the link, Sue! Thumbs up
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Name: Sue
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Calif_Sue
Apr 16, 2013 10:56 PM CST

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And maybe even in a smaller scale, and also other plants, like semps! So many possibilities!
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Apr 18, 2013 12:47 AM CST
Nice project! Thanks.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 18, 2013 10:40 PM CST

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I love it. I just pictured a tower of nasturtiums. I love that plant, and it would be so pretty done in a tower like that.
Thanks Sue.
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Apr 18, 2013 11:32 PM CST

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Nasturtiums would be nice and there are several colors that can be used!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 19, 2013 8:21 AM CST

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Yes, I can picture how colorful it would be. And they are so easy to grow. Smiling
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gg5
Apr 22, 2013 1:21 AM CST
Thanks Sue!!
Lynn I like the idea of nasturtiums - or using foliage plants rather than flowering plants!! I tip my hat to you.
Happy gardening!
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valleylynn
Apr 22, 2013 1:28 AM CST

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I like that idea also Greg. Thumbs up
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gg5
Apr 22, 2013 11:07 AM CST
Lynn, this was very close to my idea of a square made from "hardware cloth" (this idea is way easier, because they use a pot as the base, and those "ties" what a cool idea to use those things!!! (guess what my next hardware store purchase is going to be!) Whistling Hilarious!
Happy gardening!
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Calif_Sue
Apr 22, 2013 2:37 PM CST

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All I have to buy is the landscape cloth! Thumbs up
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abhege
Apr 23, 2013 4:22 PM CST
How many plants total for one do you estimate it would take? Wish I would have started more petunias now! Hilarious!
Name: Sue
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Apr 23, 2013 7:21 PM CST

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Not sure, here is the PDF instructions but it doesn't say. Maybe a flat of them?
http://gardenclub.homedepot.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/T...
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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Apr 23, 2013 8:39 PM CST
I think depending on what you plant, it'll fill in pretty quickly! (Also you could change the height so its less tall) I tip my hat to you.
Happy gardening!
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Calif_Sue
Apr 23, 2013 9:14 PM CST

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yes, I was thinking that too Greg, depends on what you chose plant and height wise.
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Name: Bev
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webesemps
Apr 23, 2013 9:18 PM CST
love your new(?) seasonal (?) for right now (?) avatar, Sue! Is Beautiful...
Calgon, take me away...

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gg5
Apr 23, 2013 9:26 PM CST
webesemps said:love your new(?) seasonal (?) for right now (?) avatar, Sue! Is Beautiful...

I agree it really is a nice one Sue!! Hurray!
Happy gardening!
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Name: Sue
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Calif_Sue
Apr 23, 2013 11:04 PM CST

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Thanks! It's a temp one since the iris just started blooming, I will get a new avatar when I tire of it, maybe a rose. Green Grin! It's called 'In Living Color'.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 24, 2013 8:04 AM CST

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It's beautiful Sue.
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purpleinopp
Apr 24, 2013 8:30 AM CST
This caught my eye too!! When I saw it, the first thing I thought of, and what is still on my mind, is to use that for house plant type vines. Like Syngonium, Epipremnum (Pothos,) Philodendron, and anything with aerial roots. The top would dry out much more quickly, so something like a jade at the top might look interesting. One could add various holiday cacti, various epiphytes, creepers to flow over the sides like Callisia, Tradescantias, Commelina, maybe even some Echeverias or other little succulents toward the top.

This should last for years before repotting was necessary, and possibly allow some vines to be able to make mature leaf forms, a novelty rarely achieved for most vines "in captivity." It would also allow one to have a huge number and mass of plants in a very small footprint of space. It could be as tall as your doorframe/ceiling/budget would allow. The actual tower part could be as skinny or fat as one wanted, filled with possibly different layers of "stuff" if needed to accommodate the different types of plants.

I need to finish some other things I've started for Mother's Day, but am anxious to get started on one of these. Probably best to kick the idea around for a longer time anyway, let the ideas mature...

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