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My wife had some company come over last night, while I was at work, and they commented on the number of containers we have around the place. I thought I’d share a few more with you. You will see that containers can be put almost anywhere where there is the proper light, and of course where one can water them. I find that the container gardens do dry out a lot faster than an “in the earth” garden would, so I need to water them daily, unless there is a blessed rain from above, so I get to sleep in a bit longer.

I water early in the morning, so that the water has pretty much evaporated when the hot sun comes. Over the years, I’ve learned to NEVER water in the hot sun, even if they appear to be drooping. The water droplets will act like a magnifying glass and burn the leaves so watering in full sun should be avoided. Also, if one waters in the evening, there is a greater likelihood of mold forming on the plants. So it is early watering only for me and my garden and my containers.

Plants on the deck can ONLY be in containers. They include: chives, parsley, thyme, basil, thai cilantro, beats, chard, geranium, many hibiscus, fava beans, scarlet runner beans, slenderette beans, small lima beans. A great place to sit among the colourful flowers, and a handy place to quickly go out and grab some herbs to make the meal even more appealing.

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A Lantana in a pot for the past 3 years. It loves the full sun.

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In this photo, you’ll see geraniums in a wooden box on top of the rain barrel, and several larger pots with canna, and geranium mixed in them. You will also notice a diplodemia in front. All of these LOVE the sun. editted: for some reason, the photo got cut in half. Sorry about that.

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-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown



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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 07-25-2010 12:55 PM

that looks like a full day’s worth of gardening—just checking out the pots, let alone watering them!

How wonderful .. You must sit in the chair and just smile at all that you have surrounded yourself with.

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

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Brad

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posted 07-25-2010 01:39 PM

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GMman

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posted 07-25-2010 02:38 PM

Great collection …........thanks for posting

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Iris43

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 07-25-2010 03:51 PM

I have to agree with MsDeb, that looks like a full day’s gardening. It must keep you busy watering them. I find even an all night rain does not adequately water potted plant as the foliage in the pot tends to act as an umbrella and the rain sheds off the leaves missing the soil.

However, that said, you must be doing something very right. Your plants look wonderful and what a variety! I should do more container gardening on the deck and I’m sure I will …......when I’m older and can’t get into the gardens as easily- – - – not that I’m suggesting anything about ‘being older’. ;)

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

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Radicalfarmergal

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 07-26-2010 07:27 AM

Jroot, you are a master at container gardening. Your plants really make the deck a pleasant and refreshingly beautiful place to sit.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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donjoe

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hardiness zone 7

posted 07-26-2010 10:10 PM

Well done jroot. All the plants look so healthy. So lovely to look at.

-- Donnie in sunny South Carolina

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sharad

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hardiness zone 11

posted 07-27-2010 01:57 AM

You have quite a good number and variety of container plants.Hope you will send some more of them for the contest.

Sharad

-- 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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Bon

7374 posts in 2494 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 07-28-2010 07:34 PM

Wow and I thought I had a lot to water.(lol)Beautiful.

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

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Vallyncia

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hardiness zone 8

posted 08-13-2010 03:00 PM

Amazing and inspiring job. That must take a lot of dedication. One bonus to growing in pots though. It may be more watering but it’s a lot less weeding!!!

-- Gardens are a form of autobiography. ~Sydney Eddison

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Vince Kirchner

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 12-18-2010 06:40 AM

I think you have done a wonderful job taking advantage of what other people would call a limitation. Congratulations!

-- If you wouldn't spray it in your mouth, why would you spray it on your food?

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