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Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Steven
Jul 7, 2011 3:25 PM CST
Heres a Brugmansia with Pink Sun Impatiens

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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Jul 7, 2011 4:55 PM CST
Some Coleus in a trough-like planter:
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Planters with Geraniums and Verbena on my front porch:
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Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Steven
Jul 7, 2011 5:00 PM CST
Very nice Lee Anne! I really like the trough with the coleus! I have that same green one in the middle, forget what its called but its quite nice! Your geraniums look really nice roo, this seems to be a good year for them. They are usually a big fail for me Blinking
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jul 7, 2011 6:00 PM CST
I'm excited about this forum since I am currently gardening only in containers! I'll post photos once I can back home.
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Steven
Jul 7, 2011 6:28 PM CST
Looking forward to it!
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Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 7, 2011 7:43 PM CST

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What a great way to grow Brugmansia Steven, I love the way you use the Impatiens as a ground cover. What will the bloom color be when they open? How do you overwinter it?

Lee Anne what is your secret to keeping coleus healthy and vibrant? Yours are beautiful. I just never seem to have any luck with them and I love them. I decided to try again this year and got 3 different ones. Hope I don't kill these. : ( I will have to get a photo of them.

Becky I forgot all about your move. Can't wait to see your new container garden. Hurray!


Here is my first summer container for the year.

Geraniums and Silene
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edited to change photo to a Summer Container. : )
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Jul 7, 2011 7:46 PM CST
I don't think I have a secret...our cool Canadian nights might have a lot to do with it. I keep them pinched so they don't get lanky. The ones in containers are doing much better than the ones in the garden proper...those in the garden are being eaten by slugs :(
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 7, 2011 7:51 PM CST

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Do you give them full sun or partial? Our nights are also cool (high 50's to low 60's) in summer. I have mine in pots, otherwise they would be slug food. : (
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threegardeners
Jul 7, 2011 7:53 PM CST
They're lucky if they get dappled sun. I'd call it shade.
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valleylynn
Jul 7, 2011 7:58 PM CST

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Aha, I have mine in to much sun. Well drat, they said full sun. Sad

I think you have saved the life of three coleus. Group hug
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Jul 7, 2011 8:01 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 7, 2011 8:11 PM CST

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Here are two of the coleus. Looks like I will have to take them out of this pot and put them into a different one. The Gloriosa Lily needs full sun to do well. It is just starting to grow in the last week.
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Jul 7, 2011 8:12 PM CST
They look just fine to me Confused
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 7, 2011 11:02 PM CST

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That's because I removed a bunch of crispy leaves from the larger chartreuse colored one. The small leaved one doesn't seem to mind the full sun.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jul 7, 2011 11:11 PM CST
my coleus burned up when it hit 117 last week here in Phoenix., I almost cried., and it was in the shade. How sad. Lynn, I LOVE the containers you've created! What I have right now is doing okay but I am already anticipating fall,
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 7, 2011 11:21 PM CST

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Geraniums should do really well for you in that climate. What else are you growing in those containers Becky?
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
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Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener I sent a postcard to Randy!
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Boopaints
Jul 7, 2011 11:43 PM CST
I love night owls like you, Lynn! Hurray!

I have two Morning Glories on trellises, one is Grandpa Otts, the other is a mixture of all kinds of colors and unknown names. Neither are blooming much right now but will show off as soon as the temp drops below 100. I have an Arizona Poinsettia, African Poinsettia, two spider plants (one variegated), an air plant, oxalis, fern, three types of wandering jew and a pot of ornamental sweet potato,,,Blackie and I forget the name of the other right now. And a pot of purslane and gazinnias.

All on this small balcony along with two stacked Adirondack chairs and a metal plant stand. Hilarious! I gave sold and gave away 90% of my garden accessories when I moved. It was hard but I'm going back to school full time and working part time and I needed to downsize to save $$ for this season in my life. It is so weird not having a hose to water with!!!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 7, 2011 11:50 PM CST

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Come on Becky, give us some photos. Hurray!
You really have been through some major changes and your handling them beautifully. What is your major in school?
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener I sent a postcard to Randy!
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Boopaints
Jul 7, 2011 11:57 PM CST
Hold still, Lynn! Let me give you a thank you hug! Group hug

Yes, the past 5 1/2 years could bring me a bundle if I wrote a book and Oprah picked it~ Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

I'm majoring in Social Work with a minor in Sociology. My first major (not finished) was marketing. My Grandparents lived past 100 and so I realize I may just have that gene and may as well make the most of it. I can clean my little place in 30 minutes, top to bottom. It has 2 baths (small) and 2 bedrooms but one I made into my studio-office.

Empty nesting was very hard at first but now I'm loving it. I always know where the scotch tape is! Hurray!

I'm taking care of a friends dog and using her PC but will post photos on Saturday afternoon. Big Grin
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wabatala
Jul 8, 2011 1:21 AM CST
I have no luck with the Sun Impatiens It says full sun put in pots put on front porch got 100 to 105 weather and I have no Sun Impatiens I would like to fine something that would grow and flower in the brug containers and not take to much nutrients away from the brugs.

I have 2 trains that my son made for me that are in the entrance to my greenhouse the top the whistle part hold about a 12" pot and the bottom would hold a pretty good size very long container need some ideas as to what will take my summer heat to make these trains stand out.

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