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#61569 Jun 8th, 2007 at 03:27 PM
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Some of you have asked to see an update on the birdcage planter,,
When I posted a few months ago I had planted yellow and pink Calibrachoa; however since then they haven't done soo well But there are a few of them hanging in there,, The bacopa has done excellent and is twice as long as before,,

The other day I planted Intensia Star Brite Phlox hybird and blue daze both are heat tolerant as our Texas Summer has begun!!

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gorgeous.



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Thanks friends!!!


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WOW! Just stunning! I love the plant combo you have going in there.

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Thanks Loz!! First time I've tried the blue daze evolvulus I really like the blue!! I put some of it in another pot too in a diffent area so I will be compareing the growth! Unfortunatley it won't come back next spring in my zone even in our mild winters it's still an annual here~ but the star brite should bloom well into the fall!!


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WOW WOW WOW!!!

You have such a good eye for this stuff, Diane -
such pretty color combinations - good job!


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Dianne, I can buy a birdcage if you want to take a trip over here to make it pretty for me! lol thumbup

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thumbup that's beautiful diane!

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Oh very pretty. I want a birdcage like that too. grin


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Originally Posted by loz
Dianne, I can buy a birdcage if you want to take a trip over here to make it pretty for me! lol thumbup


I would love to come and visit you even if it means filling a bird cage with flowers! notme

Thanks again all!! kissie


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flwr beauitful! flwr

loli bought a wooden birdcage at the fleamarket, thought of you and your birdcagethumbup i brought it home then relized it had no bottom shock lol


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Thanks Christy!!

Can you wire up some chicken wire to it and put a coconut liner in and go for it plant flowers in it!! thumbup


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It's still doing good Penny Thanks for asking !! The original yellow flowers I had in it are making a comeback and I'm seeing more blooms of them too!!


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Okay I don't understand it but I'm not going to complain (much notme)
The starbrite phlox has disappeared shock why and the calibrachoa is back full force why Crazy huh??? touched

Ohh Well as long as I see flowers ~I don't care which it is!! lol lol

They are reallly bushing out and blooming too!!!!

The blue daze is hanging in there, on the other side of the cage is a lot of blue blooms!


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Oh, that is so pretty.


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looks awsome diane!, wonder were your phlox went???
i think your yellow flowers kicked em out! lol
still looks ever sooooooooooo beauitful!


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Originally Posted by sibyl
looks awsome diane!, wonder were your phlox went???
i think your yellow flowers kicked em out! lol
still looks ever sooooooooooo beauitful!


I have no idea Christy I was discussing this with a friend yesterday And she thinks maybe because we've had soo much rain day after day after day that they may have rotten?? Because they were heat/ drought phlox??? Now you watch when all this rain stops and it's hot as heck here a few may show up That would be toooo funny!!! lol


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That looks wonderful Diane!

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I will Penny!LOL

Thankyou Jessica!!


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Scanning through topics I found this!!! I remember your birdcage from before!
Every picture you have shown here is simply beautiful, no matter what kind or color of flower!!! clap

I've copied this whole topic (for the pics!!) and put it in my
Forum Creativity File!!!! grin

You create beautyful things, Diane!!! kissie


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what a good idea. It's beautiful.



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Awwww Thanks Shirley and Sheri :wink: Today I Bought another Bird cage half the size of the first one and just sat a small potted vinca in it, With it being much smaller is was more difficult to pull the vinca leaves and blooms thru, the narrower places, Unfortunately I snapped some blooms off, but I'll get a picture on here soon. thumbup


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This is the other smaller Bird cage I got for 2.50 at hobby lobby @ 85% off end of clearance sale,,

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Diane, I LOVE them both! And what a great deal you got on that smaller birdcage! I love clearance sales! grin

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Diane - that is sooooo nice! clap
And the vinca looks PERFECT in it! thumbup
And I must say... your vinca with missing leaves and flowers STILL looks fuller than mine!
Terrific! flwr


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blush Thanks Loz and Lynne. Seems I kinda like to make birdcage planters,, Dwight asked me if I was starting to collect them,, I said,, "notme I like anything I can put a plant in that's on sale for 2.50 notme"


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love it diane it looks grate! are they both in the same tree?


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Thanks Christy they are on opposite sides of the patio~ One gets afternoon sun the other gets morning sun .


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grini can see both trees filled with bird planters in the futchure grin
that would be so neat n pretty!


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Wow, I would of bought every one that they had, very pretty.


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Originally Posted by tamara
Wow, I would of bought every one that they had, very pretty.


I would have bought more Tamara But they only had the one and it was in a out of place part of the store as if someone was going to buy it and changed their mind and just sat it down,, I was at the right place at the right time,, I kept my eyes open for another one as I walked the store too! notme


Yeah Christy I'm thinking I may look in other stores for end of season sale on bird cages for planter!! thumbup grin


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Diane that one is pretty too!!! clap
That plant is pulled through there just perfect!!!
Your stuff always looks like something out of Home and Garden magazine.

I'd bet you could write a small caption about your birdcages, and include those pictures, and send it in to that type magazine, and get published!!!! I'm not joking..I'm serious!!! kissie


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OMG! I was just checking out some of the topics here and so glad I did. Your birdcage planters are VERY pretty, Diane! I've been eyeing them in the stores~~should I or shouldn't I, that was the question. Your pics have made up my mind! So beautiful and what a nice way to decorate with the season.


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Can we have an updated picture.



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Originally Posted by Julianne
OMG! I was just checking out some of the topics here and so glad I did. Your birdcage planters are VERY pretty, Diane! I've been eyeing them in the stores~~should I or shouldn't I, that was the question. Your pics have made up my mind! So beautiful and what a nice way to decorate with the season.


Glad you were inspired!!! kissie thumbup

Sheri I will update soon cuz the sun fried one! boohoo rolz 105 and 112 heat index yesterday and today and the rest of the week ! It fried the colorful bloonms in the large cage tears but the smaller one is hanging in there and doing okay in the heat!


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I know the feeling. Everything is scorched.



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Originally Posted by Bestofour
Can we have an updated picture.




Okay Sheri here's what I did with the big planter. Some of the bacopa was salvageable, so I cut off all the fried bacopa so atleast I still have opposite sides of cage pieces of bocopa "still hanging in there".

The flowers in the middle were fried to the root, so I pulled some vinca(It can take this heat here thumbup) out of the front yard and put it in the middle, then cut off the fried Blue daze and Still have some good, then added compost and watered in superthrive! The Vinca should last thru the fall even if nothing else does. :wink:


The first Picture is the redone cage ONCE again! rolz( next year I'll just do Vinca! thumbup lol lol and to answer Christy Question you can see ( barely) the other cage in the tree in the back ground ,, Can Ya see it? ( It kinda blends in with the fence ) Any way that's how far apart they are.

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The smaller cage is doing good with the Vinca! I'm now wondering if it makes a difference have it in a pot Vs using coconut fiber liner??? why And I do believe I bought plants early in the spring that don't tolerate sudden blast of Heat! uhuhh( even tho the nursey said they did rolz)

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That vinca looks great, Diane! And the large cage looks terrific once again too!


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Diane both cages are looking good!!!
You are a good 'plant mother'. You can fix up their ails and make them healthy again. So pretty!!!!


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Boy. I need to show you what fried looks like because your yard isn't. The only thing green around here is me because I'm green with envy. That's a great idea. I'll bet those bird cages would sell.



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