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Creative Solution to Shade Wheelbarrell

Posted by nancem (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 9, 06 at 12:12

I love fuscia and had been planting them in a wheelbarrell under a maple tree in my backyard. I lost that tree in a storm but would like to see if I can somehow create filtered shade for the wheelbarrell so that I can again place the wheelbarrell with the fuscia there (small yard and there is no other shade and the spot is a great place to place color for view from the patio). Any creative ideasfor how to jerry-rig the wheelbarrell?

P.S. Can I start fuscia from seed now? Is it available pretty much anywhere if yes? Any hints on effective seeding method?


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RE: Creative Solution to Shade Wheelbarrell

A large patio umbrella?


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RE: Creative Solution to Shade Wheelbarrell

New tree or shrubs? An arbor, pergola, trellis or some kind of lattice work? A fence? Do you have shade on the North side of your house?

I've never grown fuschia from seed but the fancy ones are usually available as hanging baskets. Last year I tried hardy fuschia and cape fuschia in pots. One hardy fuschia did burn out eventually in full sun but that is because I forgot to water it. It was doing fine until then. The cape fuschia did great. Didn't wilt at all. I probably added some crystals to retain moisture and osmocote.
I got my plants from the Frelinghuysen plant sale. Don't know if they will have them again but the sale is the first Saturday in May.


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