Pot-Heads

hostahillbilly(4)February 16, 2013

Please, pics that are all about the pot . . .

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hostahillbilly(4)

strawberries, we don't need no steeenkin' strawberries...

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 2:34PM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

From the Cravino garden; Hosta Amour

Steve

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 2:36PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

one hole needs to be replanted with a real mini to regain symmetry, huh?

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 2:39PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

needing a home . . .

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 2:43PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

some don't last very long, but enjoyed while usable.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 2:46PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

showing signs of it's age

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 2:51PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

what I said b4 about the strawberries

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 2:56PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

complementary methinks

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 2:59PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

commonly done re-purposing

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:01PM
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hostanista

Well, you didn't speficy 'HOSTAS' in pots, so here's some begonias in a cement planter that started its life as a fountain. It's resting atop a chunk of poplar tree which had to be cut down weeks before.

This post was edited by Hostanista on Sat, Feb 16, 13 at 15:06

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:02PM
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hostanista

This is the same cement planter after the begonias died off, filled with various greenery from around the property for fall and winter interest.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:03PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

rusty, errr, make that rustic

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:05PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

That's correct, hostanista, this thread is supposed to be 'all about the pot'!

Missed the Begonia pic!

happy trails (through the snow around here right now)

hh

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:08PM
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hostanista

A Dutch "wooden" shoe (actually it's clay) potted up with Portulaca.

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    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:08PM
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hostanista

Copper stork bird bath with ferns and fuschia

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:10PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

Good answers, thanks!

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:10PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

I see you have re-purposing down pat <_>

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:13PM
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hostanista

This "pot" is an old wooden swing, too rickety to sit on. Impatiens fill it up.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:15PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

hard to see embedded tipped barrel

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:17PM
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hostanista

Another bird bath that you can barely see planted with white Lobelia.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:19PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

actually, we really do like strawberries, but in the shade, ummm,

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:23PM
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hostanista

Small Fuschia in a bullfrog

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:25PM
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hostanista

Ajuga in a small bird cage

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    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:28PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

and hypertofa is cheap and easy to make

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:28PM
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jan_on zone 5b

Sadly I either don't have any clever pots, or I don't have pictures of them! But I'm inspired by some of the great ideas here - my favourite is hostanista's great swing filled with impatiens (one of the hardest working flowers available and one of my favourites.)
Jan

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:33PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

But Jan, I like that BIG brown pot!

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:39PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

now if only I had a matching tea cup to go next to the pot

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:45PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

cement pots git character with age

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:50PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

pedestal required

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 3:59PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

a 'MichiGander' pot - ok, mebbe it's a swan ^_^

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 4:06PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

mebbe a plain pot jes need a good pedestal

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 4:13PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

da ol' holler stump trick

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 4:30PM
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beverlymnz4

Hypertufa was fun but messy. These were made summer of 2011. I hope to have a project this summer.

My trough

DH's trough

The leaf

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 4:38PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

basket-cases

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 4:41PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

sometimes plain is what fits best

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 4:47PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

hanging cast iron frame garage sale find, with pot dropped in

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 4:54PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

bundt cake pan

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 5:14PM
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gogirlterri(5 IL)

Hostanista: I absolutely adore you bullfrog. I am in love with it. If I could sneak up to it and kiss it do you think it would turn into my prince:? Ii's eyes are absolutely captivating.
Theresa

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 5:21PM
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hostanista

Theresa: Yes Mr. Bullfrog is a heart-stealer for sure. Here he is this summer guarding the Toad Crossing at the creek. He had lost his Fuschia by then. I might try a small fern in him this spring. And that's Cooper my Aussiedoodle in the creek.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 6:21PM
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hostanista

A old wicker side table, turned upside down, spray painted bright green, holding a massive Poinsettia from the previous Christmas.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 6:32PM
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hostanista

An antique fireplace grate I got for a steal at an outdoor market, which I plant up with different things every year - that one has a variety of annuals. The metal dog standing guard is Spike, cut from an old propane tank (not by me). Can you tell he's a boy?

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 6:35PM
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hostanista

Sometimes pots don't have to contain anything at all. Here's some extra clay pots I had lying around that dressed up a shady pathway between houses leading to the back yard. A few bits of newly planted Japanese Spurge add a touch of green.

At the very top of the pic is an old red maple syrup bucket planted with a fern.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 6:47PM
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north53 Z1b MB(zone 1b Canada)

Fun topic!
My favourite plant in a strawberry pot is succulents.

An old birdcage planted.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 7:22PM
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gogirlterri(5 IL)

Gosh; my creative mind is overwhelming me! I don't know where to go. I have so much that I think of as trash that can make artistic potted displays.

OMG, the last thing I need is a reason to SAVE more stuff. But what an honorable cause :)
Les had an old shovel that the wood rotted so badly it had broken and he wanted to toss the steel blade. I saved it. I'd wire brushed it and spray painted it a metallic silver and it is now a garden 'treat'. It is beyond me how anyone can just toss such a trusty friend as an old shovel?
Theresa

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    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 8:45PM
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don_in_colorado

Since I got into hosta, I've had a desire to take care of plants during the winter, to take the edge off not seeing my outside plants, I guess. I have just a few African Violets potted up; here's my dwarf in a 2" pot. I like the leaf variegation on this one.

Regards,
Don B.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 10:09PM
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bernd ny zone5

No rustic pot here, but I liked this $5 'Sagae' from HD in an existing pot. Bernd

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 8:03AM
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bernd ny zone5

In 2010 as an experiment I planted several $3 TCs from HD in this pot in front of the house in the porch; they liked it there. But all died over winter or in spring, possibly because I piled snow on them. Bernd

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 8:20AM
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beverlymnz4

Here are a couple of green pots that I put hosta in last year. I love pretty ceramic pots.

Guacamole

Red Alert

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 8:34AM
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mctavish6

Love this thread. What wonderful imaginations you all have. I was glad to see the flowers included. I have lots of hostas in pots but the pots themselves are not all that unique. I usually hide them behind other things and the pots are to bring the plants to different levels. I'll look through some pictures and see what I have to share.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 11:44AM
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almosthooked

Beverly
I love your concrete leaf. Did you make it? I would like to try making some concrete ideas on internet I like too and when it is a bit warmer will try them out

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 4:56PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Awesome thread with separately loaded photos. I was noticing the leaf of cement or hypertufa. I think Little and Lewis out in Bainbridge Island WA made a business out of their cement items. Great artistry complements (or is that compliments?) our gardens. Another layer of beauty.

That first photo, with a bait bucket, was that CATCH OF THE DAY? Or is there a hosta named FISH OR CUT BAIT? It is a real challenge thinking of the symbolism.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 8:07PM
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dgregory_so.cntrl.IL_zone6a

Caladium and Elephant Ears in a hypertufa pot I made several years ago.

Deb

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 8:09PM
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dgregory_so.cntrl.IL_zone6a

Hypertufa troughs on a small retaining wall planted with various sedum ground cover, basket of Vera Jamison front left and rouge succulent ground cover spreading through the rocks.

Deb

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 8:18PM
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dgregory_so.cntrl.IL_zone6a

Geranium in fall dress, planted in a wooden carpenter's tote. This is the best photo as an example of the "pot" but, the plant was actually pretty during the summer.

As a plant-pot-head, I'm enjoying everyone's pot plantings and getting inspired as well ;-)

Deb

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 8:29PM
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beverlymnz4

My "concrete" leaf was made from leftover hypertufa mix. The recipe I used was too much for the pot I wanted to make. I had enough left over to make the two troughs and the leaf. To get the veins of the leaf (sieboldiana Elegans) to show you need to add more water. So I added water to what was left to make the leaf. I would do that again, less left over? Smaller leaf.

Original pot I planned (no plants growing yet so not so pretty)

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 9:02PM
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esther_b

Here is my be-yoo-ti-ful glazed strawberry pot. Planted with anything BUT strawberries. I saw this gorgeous pot at T.J. Maxx weeks before the planting season started, a couple of years ago. And I GRABBED it because I knew it would be gone like the wind if I didn't. And I am sooo glad that I did. I made a mini Japanese garden for about 18" around it by putting a large marble tile on the ground, then covering that with an inch of river gravel and surrounding the tile with a "fence" of pieces of slate to contain the gravel.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 11:12AM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Well, not the pots, but the pots' holder.
A horse evener over lancifolia.

tj

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 6:40PM
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plantbug


H Night Before Christmas

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 12:40PM
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dgregory_so.cntrl.IL_zone6a

Very creative tsugajunkie, I like it a lot! I may have to copy your idea, that is, if you don't mind!

One thing I'd like to mention about the hangers (for your pots of impatients) that you called "horse eveners" ...

in our part of the country the middle one is called a "double tree" and the two outside ones are "single trees" used, as you indicated, for team horses pulling wagons or old school farm implements (instead of tractors).
;-)
Deb

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 3:59PM
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plantbug


wheelbarrow, hosta, and native friends

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 4:33PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Thanks Deb. You go right ahead and use that idea.
More years ago than I'd care to remember (so let's just say during the Eisenhower/Kennedy terms), my uncles on farms around Stevens Point, WI used horses for many things even though they had tractors. They referred to the hitches as single and double tree eveners.

I picked it up for a couple bucks at an auction many years ago and my wife was quite perplexed but I knew it and my contorted pine were made for each other.

tj

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 5:21PM
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mctavish6

Pictures are fixed. Now I can share a few. Better late than never I guess. I've enjoyed all the above pictures. I can not wait to plant lobelia in a pot and put it on a pedestal and place it somewhere.

Here is maybe the most unique planter I have. It is an rusty upside down lamp given to me by a neighbor. I love rusty things around in the garden and have quite a collection from him.

It is right by the front door so quite a feature. By the way HH, The mosaics in your garden are great. I like mosaic too and now want to do more as planters.

Robert Frost hosta is raised up on rusty wheel rims from trucks. I learned by mistake not to actually plant in them. There isn't much of an opening in some of them and the roots eventually got very tangled and hard to get out but I do like to put another pot inside of them.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 11:23AM
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almosthooked

Some of my stump plantings. This planter is now in the middle of my 3rd last... last bed made and planted in the 2012 fall.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 1:06PM
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almosthooked

Another stump with a sword fern planted but always seems to need more water so I may more it. This too is in one of my latest fall plantied beds Half the lombardy popular is still living.
I have two copper patio fire pits planted but the picture was not that great but makes for a beautiful arrangement.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 1:16PM
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almosthooked

Planted in the fall and same stump in the background when fern has died back. May have to try something else to plant in it this spring

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 1:25PM
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