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RE: can we talk container gardening?


Many of the containers are the light weight type.  I used to buy one or
two a year when they were on sale at one of our local garden shops.  The
tan urn is also a foam variety, but the large white urn I won in a
raffle this spring.  It's made out of some heavy plastic or fiberglass.
I am now buying this type when I see them for a good price as the light
weight "foam" t I've found two rusty looking types aren't holding up
great.  The uppermost edge usually wears off.  This is not a great
problem as the plants usually cover the edge rather quickly. I found two
rusty-looking urns in the last two years at Target.  I probably have
enough planters for now.  I do a water garden in one of the rusty urns.
I try to us water loving plants from my garden as water plants are soooo

I used the Persian Shield last year too.  I didn't winter it over, but
another teacher in school had hers on her windowsill all year.  I take a
variety of coleus plants to school with me.  They aren't poisonous, so
they are good to use around my preschoolers.  I over winter about 30 or
more varieties of coleus, four types of plectranthus, a few
alternantheras, lantana, verbena, reuella, geraniums, some herbs, and
some other oddities.  It makes my classroom and home very homey!

Long Island, NY
Zone 7

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Kitty
Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 7:38 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] can we talk container gardening?

Great combinations, Chris.  Some quiet, some bold.  Re the containers,
are some of those thelightweight types?  The urns looked like
heavyweights.  I really enjoyed the colors in Coleus 'Occold Shield',
Strobilanthes (Persian Shield. Kitty

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