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Container gallery

Just thought I'd show some pictures of a few of my 30 or so containers:

[img]https://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt102/rainbowgardener/4024%20Paddock%20garden/containers75-12.jpg[/img]
that's green basil, purple basil, coleus and petunia


[img]https://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt102/rainbowgardener/4024%20Paddock%20garden/containers55-12.jpg[/img]
marigolds, lobelia, blue fescue grass, and deep magenta petunias in the back that are just about to bloom

[img]https://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt102/rainbowgardener/4024%20Paddock%20garden/containers25-12.jpg[/img]
this one is looking kind of green right now, it's snapdragon, petunia, dusty miller, geranium, mostly not blooming yet.

[img]https://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt102/rainbowgardener/4024%20Paddock%20garden/containers35-12.jpg[/img]
marigolds, lobelia, climbing snapdragon and a petunia in the back not open yet

[img]https://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt102/rainbowgardener/4024%20Paddock%20garden/containers45-12.jpg[/img]
this is a hanging basket ivy, marigold, lobelia, dusty miller, a petunia not blooming yet, and a cardinal climber not blooming yet, climbing up the basket support.

It's early in the season, these will get better as the trailing stuff trails more and the blooming stuff blooms more and everything gets taller and fuller and bushier.

A lot of my containers are stuffed full of herbs and some have house plants that come outdoors for the growing season.

I can have all this because it is all started from seed in my basement. If I had to buy all those plants, I couldn't afford it.

Other people can feel free to post their containers in this gallery!
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Wow. I was going to ask if you grew them from seed. They look great! Very healthy and well-grown. Your deck is going to be (already is) BEAUTIFUL. :D
Hats off to you and give your self a pat on the back. :wink:

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Well, to be strictly honest, almost all started from seed. The ivy (which I would NEVER plant in the ground!) and the grass I bought.
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Yes, yes, I'm slapping my own wrists for double-posting :wink:
applestar wrote:I ran out of room in the ground to plant my seed started vegs, and decided to try growing some tomatoes and peppers in containers:

[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/2da9913c.jpg[/img]

Tomatoes are supposed to be shorter varieties -- 3~4' at most: Black Krim and Earl of Edgecombe. I have some Black Seeded Simpson seedlings started so I think I'll plant one each in the corners in the shade of the window box, maybe add a nasturtium or basil in the front sunnier corner of @. Window box contains Golden Summer Hybrid bell peppers.

[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/22079b70.jpg[/img]

Longer window box with one Golden Summer hybrid bell pepper in the middle and two Ancho Poblano peppers on either end. Sowed some parsley seeds in between. These are supposed to add a little extra privacy for the patio.

I usually avoid container growing, so I'm completely out of practice. I may remember by the end of the season why I prefer to grow in the ground. :lol:

I don't know how everyone does this regularly and in larger quantities though. It took three wheelbarrows of soil I mixed from compost, bagged compost, sand, top soil dug from under leaf piles, and remaining 1/2 large bag of potting soil, and I still didn't have enough. I've mulched the tomatoes with bagged compost but need to top off the window boxes.
Wouldn't it be fun if everyone posted update photos later on to show how the the plants grew and filled out/up the containers?

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Yes, looking forward to it! I called this thread Container Gallery, hoping other people would show pix of their containers...
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Beautiful

Thank u for sharing I am new to gardening and have never tried a forum before either but i will defintely try to get some photos posted of my stuff i really want to get into growing things from seed i don't even want to know what i have spent so far
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Tomatoes grown from seed:

[img]https://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss313/tovaphotography/Garden2011_024.jpg[/img]

A few months later...

[img]https://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss313/tovaphotography/GardenDecember2011_007.jpg[/img]

And after they all got diseased and died I planted squash and cucumber:

[img]https://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss313/tovaphotography/garden2012_003.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss313/tovaphotography/garden2012_008-2.jpg[/img]

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So far my experiment with growing squash in a container on the deck is doing well. Remains to be seen if it will fruit, but it is beautifully ornamental:

[img]https://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt102/rainbowgardener/4024%20Paddock%20garden/containersquash27-8-12.jpg[/img]
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Finally had the chance to take some update photos:

Tomatoes (Earl of Edgecombe on left, Black Krim on right) and Golden Summer hybrid bell peppers with Black Seeded Simpson lettuce --
[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/1c35a07b.jpg[/img]

Another view with just rescued from root bound death peppers (so please don't mind the sorry state they're in. Hopefully they'll recover now that I've finally uppotted them)
[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/714b18de.jpg[/img]

Close-up of Black Krim. We've harvested three ripe fruits already. (Yum!) --
[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/0bf24b23.jpg[/img]


Ancho Poblano peppers and one more Golden Summer hybrid bell pepper in the middle --

[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/311a4240.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/54c9cbaf.jpg[/img]

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Wow!! Amazingly productive use of containers (and pretty too!).... :)
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Here's some of my containers
[img]https://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/JohnCm_bucket/004-7.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/JohnCm_bucket/003-6.jpg[/img]
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[img]https://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac192/JohnCm_bucket/012-3.jpg[/img]
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Another update -- Black Krim bit the dust. I encountered a new tomato pest this year -- Tomato Stem Borer -- and three of my tomatoes were affected, of which BK was one of them :x

I cut it down and transplanted a Falstaff purple Brussels sprouts seedling. Also sowed some Karina peas and carrots:
[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/14958CF6-6428-4C35-B42C-8AD5654375C8-22782-00000F79EDCA5A85.jpg[/img]

I also planted a Violetto purple cauliflower between the peppers.
There are other seedlings in pots hanging out along the edges waiting to be transplanted elsewhere. (actually, the bigger Falstaff in a pot was planted in the ground yesterday in a reserved space that had opened up after onions were harvested)

[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/C32CB57C-99CF-435A-A0F2-F8E96CD27050-22782-00000F79DE33035E.jpg[/img]

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applestar, your plants are as always exceptionally healthy and productive AND beautiful. If there is still anyone that has any doubt that organic gardening works AT LEAST as well as gardening with chemicals, they just need to look at your pictures. I love how there is always so much going on in your garden. I take it the little pots sitting in the big planters are things that are getting ready to get planted elsewhere?

pow wow, thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. I love the hanging basket under the tree!
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Thanks. :D
Yes, the little pots are just waiting around for their permanent beds to be prepared.even at this size, they are constantly harassed by cabbageworms, and it's easier to pick them up and inspect.

I found a photo I took of the tomato stem borer damage:
[img]https://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll272/applesbucket/b0ecb319.jpg[/img]

This is a Yellow Bell tomato planted in the ground. It's actually still producing fruits in spite of the borer.

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Glad to hear it is still producing... jeez tomato stem borer is SUCH bad news. If it's anything like as virulent as the squash vine borer, I might have to give up gardening!
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I've made this thread a sticky, but I think it needs more photos. :D

So, c'mon! Post your current and past container photos and inspire us! :()
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M'kay, challenge accepted!

I don't have any vision when it comes to flowers, but hopefully by the end of summer I'll have something in that department.

Here's a few pics from the 2013 fall container veggie garden. This was our first foray away from the store-bought pepper and tomato starts of prior years. I harvested something nearly every day through January. This year is 10 times more ambitious.
mid-September-ish  planted a mesclun mix and a barrel of romaine
mid-September-ish planted a mesclun mix and a barrel of romaine
10/22 just before the first thinning/harvest.  This planting kept giving, all the way to mid December.
10/22 just before the first thinning/harvest. This planting kept giving, all the way to mid December.
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more lettuce (i like lettuce), chard, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower.  I shouldn't have put 3 brussels in that box.  they didn't do as well as the 2 in the back that had more room.  see the last pic for what became of the bucket and nursery container in the back right.
more lettuce (i like lettuce), chard, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower. I shouldn't have put 3 brussels in that box. they didn't do as well as the 2 in the back that had more room. see the last pic for what became of the bucket and nursery container in the back right.
a view from the other direction showing the carrot box.  took tiny baby carrots to keep it thinned, then the bigger ones were gone by the end of January.
a view from the other direction showing the carrot box. took tiny baby carrots to keep it thinned, then the bigger ones were gone by the end of January.
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celery!  I tried so hard to kill the seedlings and yet they perservered.  It's the last thing from the fall garden and I just started taking stalks from the outside.  This was taken today.
celery! I tried so hard to kill the seedlings and yet they perservered. It's the last thing from the fall garden and I just started taking stalks from the outside. This was taken today.
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Here's the early 2014 salad garden. Hubby built me new salad boxes that can hang on the walls of the greenhouse (aka plant fortress). The runoff waters the strawberry baskets until I can figure out how to recycle it better. I didn't think the boxes held enough plants, so he built more. I've got six now, but 2 are earmarked for herbs.
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planted the garlic in October.  not sure if it's supposed to be this tall by now, but it seems happy enough.
planted the garlic in October. not sure if it's supposed to be this tall by now, but it seems happy enough.
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Here are some of my plants in containers
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some more
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last 2 for today
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Well done rainbowgardener. Some good looking containers there.

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All of these are really nice but I really like that marigold, lobelia, blue fescue grass, and deep magenta petunia mix especially the color contrast. Some ideas for sure.

Han you have some really nice beautiful pots/specimens as well...wow!

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This is a great idea. Honestly my favorite thing to do when I'm bored is just look at photos of plants, haha. ;D

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Here are my three patio windowboxes planted with spring edibles :D
...you can see the wooden boxes have completely faded since the previous photos... :oops:
Little Marvel peas, Tyee hybrid spinach, summer Bibb (I think) lettuce, Egyptian Walking onions
Little Marvel peas, Tyee hybrid spinach, summer Bibb (I think) lettuce, Egyptian Walking onions
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Egyptian Walking onions, Pak and Red Choi
Egyptian Walking onions, Pak and Red Choi
More of the same....
More of the same....
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Here are my newbie containers. Not super exciting, but I'm guessing you have to start somewhere! :D
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I like that you have combination of flowers and herbs :D
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Thanks applestar! :D

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Right now, my two windowboxes have Little Marvel peas, lettuce, spinach, arugula, and what's left of last fall planted Egyptian onions in them. And the peas have started to bloom. :()
36" windowbox
36" windowbox
48" windowbox
48" windowbox
Once peas are done, I'm planting Blush and Maglia Rosa tomatoes in the 36" and some peppers in the 48".
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Just a few from our nursery :)
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Beautiful, healthy looking plants English Woodlands.

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I happened to open this up to p. 1 and noticed that the pictures I posted to start this thread got disappeared, because I renamed the album. So here's a few of them, plus a few new ones:

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I'm going to post this in my garden thread but thought I'd share here, too. There's some Love Lies Bleeding, butternut squash, a bunch of flowers I can't name, some geraniums, thai basil, and mint (might be hard to see, off to the left).

I just really like this assemblage at the edge of my raised bed.

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This is pretty simple and still not fully developed compared to the gorgeous examples that have been posted here, but this was my first time growing petunias from seeds and I'm liking the effect of the combination with Firetail chenille and the honeyvine milkweed growing on the trellis.
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(...wow I should scrub that arch trellis... :oops: )
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Such beautiful displays from everyone, they really do all look lovely. :D I am in awe of you. :P
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Great to see all the images. It gives confidence that container really works :)

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I was sipping coffee on my deck this morning and looked at my yearly annual planter . I put color in this every year for the deck . It is an old fountain that got cracked and leaky from freezing the first winter :x So It now is used as a planter .
This years combination Is the best ever , Viola's , Snapdragons , Marigolds and Impatiens have just made a wonderful blend that dazzles !!
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Beautiful! I love the combination of the weathered wood and the colorful flowers.

I need to take a few pix of this years containers! Things are looking good...

I like how you framed your picture.
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That was a great idea to repurpose your fountain/container. Looking great! :D

I'm afraid I won't be planting much annuals this year -- got WAY caught up with starting seeds of tomatoes and peppers and eggplants, too. Somehow didn't get around to starting flower seeds -- not even marigolds :roll: So I will be enjoying the color show vicariously -- looking forward to seeing everyone's pictures 8)

I'll post pics of my container vegs later on when they are a bit more attractive. :wink:
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I am not really good in gardening but I am trying my best to take good care of my plants that was given to me by my mom..I like your photos..



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