Front Porch Pots

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Project by MickeyD posted 06-25-2012 09:26 AM 3357 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It took years to get to the finish of this project. Kindlingmaker and I built the porch several years ago and poured the concrete earlier this spring. Adding the pots was the easy part. There is a drip line watering system that waters the pots, but we are still working on the timing of that to get just the right amount of water. All the plants like very little water once they become established. There is Mexican Feather Grass, Society Garlic, Russian Sage and Allen Chickering Sage mixed in them. I hope they do well together. The last picture is where we started from. It was a lot of work, but both Kindlingmaker and I are very happy with the finished project.

-- Mickey, California desert gardener

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posted 06-25-2012 10:59 AM

as you should be!!! (very happy with the finished project)
Spectacular. And well thought out I see .. the curved space… very very nice.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 06-25-2012 04:01 PM

Nice job on the front of your home.Looks good.

-- Bon,Hastings, 5a....Always room for one more

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posted 06-25-2012 09:37 PM

The photographs reveal all the efforts you have put in making this project. Very well executed. The potted plants will look very nice when they get settled with your drip experiment.


-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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posted 06-27-2012 09:34 AM

Well that all turned out fantastic, didn’t it. I love your pot choices too. Hard work, but worthi overall, yes?

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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posted 06-27-2012 10:05 AM

What a great, finished look this deck gives to your home. And the large pots sitting on the stone work is wonderful. Nice job, MickeyD and Kindlingmaker.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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posted 07-01-2012 07:31 AM

Thank you all for your encouraging comments. We are enjoying the pots and think the effort was worth it.

-- Mickey, California desert gardener

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posted 07-07-2012 01:25 AM

A very nice entryway indeed, you have achieved a visual balance that is quite welcoming. I love seeing what the two of you come up with, you definitely work well together.

-- My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view. ~H. Fred Ale

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