The First Dedicated Mini and Small Bed Here

hostahillbilly(4)July 29, 2012

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jaco42(z5NEOhio)

very nice

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 11:55PM
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irawon(5a Ottawa)

Lovely mini/small bed. Praying Hands makes a good statement at the back of your bed and the boots are a cute touch.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 3:39AM
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Cher(6 SW OH)

That's a lovely mini bed HH, as are the Hosta behind it.
Cher

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 8:06AM
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melati(5)

very nice..

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 8:24AM
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MadPlanter1 zone 5

Very pretty, love the rock border. It frames your minis beautifully.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 9:42AM
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dgregory_so.cntrl.IL_zone6a

Very pretty!
I too like the Praying Hands effect. Did you cut the bottom out of the wash tub for drainage or drill holes?

Deb

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 4:30PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Ah, Dgregory, I'm glad you made that observation, I'd missed the tub entirely. I've become fond of drilling holes in the sides of pots too. Don't have enough feet to keep my pots all off the ground. And wood is an invitation to termites to come to dinner.

I guess old pieces of PVC pipe might elevate pots enough, huh...

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 11:31PM
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lavenderlver

I also love the manner in which you've displayed your Praying Hands! Very nice garden!

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 7:00AM
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mosswitch

I love this! Gives me inspiration for my new round mini bed! I even have the old boots, planted with sedums just like those.

Sandy

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 9:42AM
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jan_on zone 5b

And I thought I was running out of space. Well - you have inspired me to find a wee slice where I can install all manner of minis. I even have old boots (that survived a year treking about in Australia on my son's feet) and a washtub (that was actually used for laundry back in the day at our cottage). Now my main hang-up is probably that the minis cost as much as the BIG ones.
How much sun/shade does that location get?
Jan

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 10:23AM
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hostahillbilly(4)

My wife designed this bed and boots to fill in the infamous 'Horseshoe Bed' (the first bed she let me design and do) around and behind this bed. I did, however, do the 'wheelbarrow mule' duties on the rocks ;-), and drilled the drainage holes in the 'ol bucket from a garage or barn sale.

And, as always, I'm also the hose dragger and fertilizer dude.

hh

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 1:03AM
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hostaLes(5)

I hope to have my mini bed ready for next spring planting. It is shaded by a nice sized Lilac giving 3/4 of a day of dappled shade, and then mid afternoon on by towering trees far to the west. Your mini-garden is a true inspiration HH. Nicely done - as usual.

I'm going to sneak out and take a pic.

Les

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 12:53PM
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hostahosta

I think I need to dedicate some space to a mini garden. I have just a few scattered around right now.

Any tips on getting minis started? The few I have purchased seem to have such tiny root systems. I feel they are lost when I put them in the garden. I do have one that has grown well: Lakeside Down Sized which is one year old.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 2:06PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

I'm having a problem here. This posting thread has dropped offa the first, main page.

I'm busy, so I'm just getting around to answering it.

So, a long standing q I have about this forum, should one take the time to scan back and add an answer or addition to this thread and thereby 'bump' some old dead thread back to the top, or, start a new thread with a new subject line?

In any event, earlier this evening another thread caused me to go out and git a fresh shot of an plant that was currently being discussed.

Now I'll present this pic of another thread regarding 'The First Dedicated Mini/Small Hosta Bed' here, from a 180 degree opposite view:

fwiw and comments please:

hh

    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 11:02PM
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lavenderlver

HH, could you let me know the age and size of your Praying Hands? From what I've read, the height maxes out at 14-16" and the width at 18" Would that be at ground level or at the fullest point?

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 7:39AM
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hostahillbilly(4)

lavender,

I've seen PH in more mature gardens (better zonality, soil, and water, at 24x24", at crown height.

jealous,

hh

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 10:40PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

This bed from the opposite end view:

hh

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 10:53PM
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lavenderlver

Thanks HH, 24" in height would be awesome. Your collection amazes me.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 5:21AM
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