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Apr 19, 2013, 02:43 PM
What would you plant in this?
Isn't this cute? Picked it up at Menards on clearance. Any ideas what to plant in it? It's 6" wide at the top. It does have a drainage hole in the bottom.

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Apr 19, 2013, 04:28 PM
A salmon-colored geranium. Wink
Apr 19, 2013, 05:01 PM
Salmon colored geranium would be awesome!
Apr 19, 2013, 05:51 PM
It might look nice with dry/silk white flowers
inside the house. You would have to put an additional pot inside with a plant for outside.
A hardy annual ~~maybe something blue?
Some blue forget me nots while they are in bloom would be cute for an outdoor patio table.

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Apr 19, 2013, 06:50 PM
a little shamrock plant?
Apr 19, 2013, 06:59 PM
Something that will get taller than the pot is high...and spread out at the top...the geranium should be good. Have fun.

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Apr 19, 2013, 08:00 PM
vera ellen
I like all these about a salmon colored shasta daisy? Adorable pot!

Apr 20, 2013, 03:28 AM
Are these the salmon shasta daisies recommended?
Having a hard time finding them.

Apr 20, 2013, 08:40 AM
vera ellen
Nance, I'm such an idiot......I meant Gerber Daisy...Shastas are outdoor plants and get waaay too big. You should be able to find Gerbers easily right now. How about a bright yellow one to contrast with your blue container?

Sorry for the confusion..old age and stupidity.

Apr 20, 2013, 11:32 AM
KarenNY1 zone 7
I think Lobelia would stand out with the blue in the pot. It has such a blue intensity. One of my favorite plants.
Apr 20, 2013, 12:08 PM
I love that pot/planter and I would plant something in it that won't get too big. Shasta Daisies get really big and they only bloom ONCE the whole entire summer. I like flowers that bloom all summer long. Anything not too tall would be fine. Geraniums are a good choice I think! I think it could be planted outside, it's very cute. Show us what you planted, after you plant it!!!

Apr 20, 2013, 12:26 PM
Ah, VE you're forgiven. After seeing pics of S.D. and seeing how big they'd get, I thought the same thing. I do like the geranium idea, tho.

I will post back once I plant something. I'll have to wait a bit to do the geranium, right? Cuz we're only getting highs in the 40's. I think next week is s'pose to be warmer.

I was also considering putting a Rosemary plant in I bought a week ago, along with some trailing veggies. I also have Italian Parsley. I s'pose I could put the parsley with the Rosemary, eh? But I have never planted veggies before. I'm branching out.) I'm trying to keep them alive til I can plant them out.
I do like flowers though. Smile

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Apr 20, 2013, 02:25 PM
Nance, my rosemary needs SPACE...and the water needs for it (drier) and the parsley are different. I wouldn't plant them together.
Go for a pretty flower that one of the gals suggested.

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Apr 20, 2013, 03:03 PM
patty louise
You could always plop some silk flowers in it & use it in the house for summer.

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Apr 20, 2013, 04:53 PM
Ok, thanks Patti Louse. I'm going with the geranium when they come out. Would you do zonal or the regular ones?

So, Rosemary likes it dry? Parsley more moist?
No wonder my parsley keeps drooping in the house when I don't keep up with the watering.

I got excited one day when it was very nice and brought Rosemary, Lavender and Parsley home with me. I thought our weather would warm up faster and I'd at least be able to put them out for a few hours a day. So now, I'm trying to keep them healthy inside.
Apr 20, 2013, 09:44 PM
I've killed more rosemary than I can count and I think my problem was over-watering it. It is a Mediterranean type plant and that area doesn't get much rain in the summers...sort of like parts of Ca.
Parsley likes regular moisture but not dripping or soppy...just more than a rosemary needs.

I have both planted in the same bed outside, but if I have to water, I don't water the rosemary.
I cut it back last week, it was almost 5' tall and 5' wide! This is the first one I've ever gotten to grow and it was a really pathetic rescue, nearly dead when I bought it for almost nothing.

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