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#144325 Oct 21st, 2007 at 07:22 PM
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a church/charter school has asked me to fill (4) 36"; (4) 30" and (2) 24" planter boxes in the atrium - little to no humidity and very dusty. currently they each have a 6" pothos. the center of each planter box will have a pot for interchangeable seasonal color. i am asking for guidance to determine additions to the planters with plants that thrive on being root bound and either trail or become bushy over time and will fill the planters. appreciate you. potter2

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potter2 #144326 Oct 21st, 2007 at 07:22 PM
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potter2 #144329 Oct 21st, 2007 at 07:27 PM
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First let me say Welcome to the Garden Helper Potter 2 grin wavy




Maybe some Vinca/ periwinkle comes in all colors very vibrant and long lasting ~ Living in Texas as I do Mine stay bloomining until first frost, ~~ is this an OPEN atruim or closed in?

If it's "closed in" Vinca wouldn't work,,


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Re: atrium container planting
potter2 #144330 Oct 21st, 2007 at 07:29 PM
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i'm thinking asparagus fern. they do pretty good in nearly all conditions, and the only thing is they have to have enough water, but aren't too big on needing the humidity. my daughter has one, and she keeps her house pretty dry because of her law books. and they will get HUGE depending on the light, food, and size of planter. i've seen them 4-6 feet around, but mine is about 18 inches.

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angelblossom #144332 Oct 21st, 2007 at 07:31 PM
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thanks for the quick reply, it is an enclosed atrium with the church/charter school. are you aware of any house plants that like to be root bound and thrive. the janitorial service does a great job knowing when to water. p2

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#144335 Oct 21st, 2007 at 07:34 PM
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thanks for the quick response, i am afraid of the possibility of the asparagus fern droppings. i have 3 myself, i love them too. in the tx winter i put them in the greenhouse. any other suggestions ? p2

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potter2 #144336 Oct 21st, 2007 at 07:36 PM
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that would be my reply. an asparagus fern.

others would be spider plants, peace lilies, and wandering jew. but i still think, since you want to be able to have a center planter that the asparagus fern is best. our mall here uses them and puts geraniums in them for summer and poinsettias in them for winter.i can't remember what else they use.

the other mall uses spider plants with stuff in them.

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#144337 Oct 21st, 2007 at 07:38 PM
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like your last three suggestions. THANKS !! have a great week. p2

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#144339 Oct 21st, 2007 at 07:39 PM
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my daughters doesn't drop much. in fact her's does pretty well for not dropping as long as she doesn't forget to water it. and mine hasn't dropped at all this summer.

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#144340 Oct 21st, 2007 at 07:40 PM
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good luck and let us know how it goes. maybe post a picture?

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#144345 Oct 21st, 2007 at 07:45 PM
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will do, good night, p2


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