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May 16, 2009 - 6:42pm

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posted by Maureen Davis in Spring, Gardening, potted plants.

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Maureen Davis
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Reading the newest edition of "Birds & blooms" magazine showed this simple potting arrangement. I used my half-off "Herbly Wonderful" coupon that I won through "The Batavian" and picked up everything (except the middle support rod) pictured leaning towards my love for butterflies and hummingbirds. The "Birds & Blooms" suggested using twelve inch clay pots but for me, that was crazy; I went with seven inch and loved how it turned out. What do you think?
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Maureen, I love this! It's a great garden feature. Thanks for sharing.
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That is eye catching, for sure. Great job. I think you were right to go a little smaller, it seems to strike a better balance. What's next?
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What a great, simple idea for a garden.
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It adds a simple sculptural vertical element that is very pleasing. I like the mixture of textures. I am thinking of this for an herb garden.
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I have a feeling these will start popping up all over the county now -- there might be a run on clay pots at local gardening centers :)
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I miss not having a garden. I am soooo envious. Yes, it would be perfect for herbs, think bouquet garni on a stick.
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Bea, wouldn't a community garden be a great way for you to enjoy the opportunity to garden again? I think I remember from previous posts where you live -- that location would be a great place to start one.
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Lorie, there isn't enough room for a community garden, here. I can do container gardening, but it isn't the same. I had a cousin, from Batavia, who married and lived in Germany. He didn't have room for a garden on his city property, but he did rent space at a community garden located just outside the city limits. He was able to construct a small tool shed, and plant an adequate garden every year until he passed away. For him,it meant going to the garden every evening after work. However, for the retirees, it meant a place to spend their days tending their plants with loving care. It would seem that there should be a vacant lot, in the city, where a community garden could blossom (sorry for the pun). I'm sure there would be too much red tape to see that happen.
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Thank you all for your kind words about our pots. I hope you can make them too. All the plants are young and will be changing; growing larger, hanging down etc. so I will post more pictures in the future.
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Cover them tonight. Frost warnings for Genesee. Freeze warnings further to the south. We planted some of our garden yesterday and will be covering the tender stuff with plastic.
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Bea, Here's a website with a wealth of info for you. http://www.urbangardeninghelp.com/small.htm
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Lorie, thanks. I guess I'm going to go the container route again this year.
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Hi Maureen, I love your tipsy pots! Isn't that magazine wonderful? When I get my new issue & read the entire thing ~ I can't put it down! Great job & thanks for posting.
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That's a great idea.I like it.I always have flowers on the porch.It makes it look nice.And it's a hobby too.The boys and i are planting some tomatoes and peppers.We do not have a tiller.So we dug with shovels.I am from the country.I want to teach them how to grow vegetables.And eat a fat juicy tomato sandwich with mao and pepper.The ones in the store are not as good.
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Anyone know how to get rid of a Mole that has been taking down my tomato plants?? He is like a minature beaver, he drops them at the base, and drags them off. No fence stops these lil critters. I had 7 dust on them and he still took them. This morning I tryed pepper flakes. We shall see in the morning, if he is still up to his destruction.

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