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#174544 07/05/04 05:43 PM
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Hi!

My name is Kim and I'm the new Container Gardening host here at Bella Online. I welcome your questions, comments, and feedback! <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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#174545 07/10/04 04:30 PM
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Hi, Kim!

I edit the body art and pagan forums here at Bella. As a San Francisco apartment dweller, I am quite the avid container gardener. I've got a collection of succulents, some aloes and a few that I'm not quite sure what they are.

My new place has some large, south-facing windows and the theme of the living room is purple, so I'm starting to branch out into plants that flower purple. The windows face a really large (and strange) light well, and between that and the constant fog, I get a good amount of light but not direct sun.

#174546 07/12/04 04:34 PM
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Hello Kim,

I'm a newbie, too. I'm the new etiquette editor.

But I do have a question for you (already <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> ). Do you have any good links on starting a container garden? I'm talking remedial container gardening.

I just moved to a very small apartment, and while I was staying at my parents, every Sat morning I would sit on their deck and drink coffee and look at there garden. I'd like to recreate that atmosphere on my back patio.

Let me know if you have any suggestions.

#174547 07/25/04 06:19 PM
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Hi Kennie,

Container gardening is the easiest way to get into gardening, in my opinion. All you need is a container, good potting mix, and plants. Water regularly and you are set. Are you looking for greenery, lots of color, or a nice mix of both?

Kim
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#174548 07/27/04 11:33 AM
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Well, my favorite flowers are lilies and gardenia (white flowers) and I wanted to put them on my back porch as sort of a private oasis for me. But I went to a local nursery and found out that gardenias grow on bushes so I'm not sure if I should pursue that avenue any more even though I'd like to.

All in all, I'd like to have a green and white effect for my container garden. Mostly greens, but dotted with a couple of white plants (hopefully my favorites), but I'm definitely open to suggestions of flowers that do not require a lot of care. I tried daisies and ended up putting them in a coma, my mother took pity on them and took them home with her. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Thanks for your help!!

#174549 08/13/04 10:00 PM
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I have three tow year old Peony plants growing in large planters. They have deleloped nice but there are no flower buds. They get plent of sunlight and water. Any advice would be apreciated. I live in Zone 8b on the mississippi gulf coast. Thanks.


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#174550 08/21/04 08:02 PM
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Hi Danny,

Do others in your area grow peonies successfully? The reason that I ask this is that I've always been told that peonies will not grow in my area (zone 8A in Alabama). I've never tried growing them because of this reason, but I do admire them so much!

Kim Noblin
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