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Old 05-11-2019, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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The question seems foreign to me, because, what don't we have growing in containers? We currently have 50 tomato plants growing in containers under a 10x20 clear tarp. We call it "tomato town". Almost anything you can grow in the ground you can grow in containers. We have grown corn, tomatoes, potatoes (sweet and Irish), fruits, herbs, vegetables of all kinds. People even grow rice in kiddie pools. Because of our poor soil everything (other than trees) is either grown in a container or a raised bed. We get cinder soil (50% topsoil, 50% ground cinder) delivered 8 tons at a time and mix it with compost and manure from our livestock.
Actually as the original poster, I realized too late that I should have used different language in the title. What I was looking for was, what combination of flowers do you put together in a container? I wanted some of hte more creative combinations, but I already planted the containers since I asked the question.
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Actually as the original poster, I realized too late that I should have used different language in the title. What I was looking for was, what combination of flowers do you put together in a container? I wanted some of hte more creative combinations, but I already planted the containers since I asked the question.
I knew what you meant, but I nearly always fill a pot with one thing, and don't have any of them planted yet!
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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I knew what you meant, but I nearly always fill a pot with one thing, and don't have any of them planted yet!
You were smart. I always wait til the full moon after Mother's Day to plant, because that was the barometer in NY. I was itchy this year to get into the garden and plant and into making the deck pretty. So Wednesday I spent on the ground planting and Friday on the pots. Yesterday I spent moving all the pots from the deck under cover, and then moving some into the garage. I had to move the pots in front of my house to the porch and then I tarped over the veggies. We heard we were in for 1.5 inches of rain and I didn't want to chance that they were wrong, which in Rehoboth they often are in terms of rain. I slept like a baby last night. Wish I would have waited. We have not had a lot of rain so far, but a nasty cold drizzle all day on and off. If, they were in longer I would have left them, but I was concerned that they had not rooted as of yet, so move 'em I did.
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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HERBS rosemary, thyme, chives, parsley, cilantro

White impatiens and white-tipped dwarf grass
Blue delphiniums
Orange-red coleus

No vegetables this year...
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:18 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I planted two long containers that are mounted on the railing of my balcony. The usual: nasturtiums. In a while they'll have red, orange, and yellow flowers.

Downstairs will be morning glories and I don't know what else yet.
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Old 05-12-2019, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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I planted two long containers that are mounted on the railing of my balcony. The usual: nasturtiums. In a while they'll have red, orange, and yellow flowers.

Downstairs will be morning glories and I don't know what else yet.
I love nasturtiums. I went to a nursery with 12 arms of greenhouse and lost my mind and left without getting them. I have 19 containers and only one is a deck railing the others from fairly good size to huge. So I will sacrifice this year and skip it. I will pull the tags from the garage and post what I planted tomorrow. Some really neat things.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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About the only combo planting I do are herbs. I have mixed peppers a few times, but that is about it. Oh, I might get, which I did this year a few types of flowering plants that are different kinds and put in our planter hanging on our front porch railing
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:26 AM
 
Location: U.S.
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The weather has been terrible in CT so I am just getting started. So far I have some herbs out. This weekend I put together my tall containers with Boston Fern, and lime green sweet potato vine. On our porch I put out two other ferns on stands solo. I also did new guinea impatiens (purple) with creeping jenny and a green grass by our lamp post and further up the walkway I have a deep purple petunia mixed with a light purple/white verbena. I have more to do, but with the sucky weather I haven't gotten to it all.
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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The weather has been terrible in CT so I am just getting started. So far I have some herbs out. This weekend I put together my tall containers with Boston Fern, and lime green sweet potato vine. On our porch I put out two other ferns on stands solo. I also did new guinea impatiens (purple) with creeping jenny and a green grass by our lamp post and further up the walkway I have a deep purple petunia mixed with a light purple/white verbena. I have more to do, but with the sucky weather I haven't gotten to it all.
sounds colorful and nice: your plants that is, not your weather. .
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Austin
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My front containers hold various types of cactus. I just bought a 24" diameter ceramic pot for my shaded front entry and am thinking of filling it with a large boston fern. We have deer roaming our neighborhood daily. finding plants they won't eat is a challenge to say the least!

My large planters in the fenced portion of my western facing backyard contain blue century plants, two smallish pride of Barbados started from seed last spring, lantanas, and a 7 foot Mexican lime tree. The western sun gets as hot as hades. by trial and error, these are the few plants that have survived 8 hours of beating sun with 100 degree temps.

I envy those of you who can plant flowers....sigh. Other than lantana, flowers become deer snacks overnight or melt in the hot afternoon sun.
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