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Post  jimmy cee on 7/19/2015, 3:56 pm

It happened again this year,, wife purchased hanging baskets and they went bad, she had enough time to get these and start in Mel's Mix...
Now she's starting to ask me if I have any left...LOL...
These are mounding petunias
I'll start them next season from seed.

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Post  sanderson on 7/20/2015, 2:48 am

Beautiful! I thought she was going to use MM this year after seeing how nice your hanging flowers were last year?

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/20/2015, 8:17 am

Very pretty, even if they're NOT in MM, lol!

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Post  Dunkinjean on 7/20/2015, 9:11 am

Beautiful! I am so jealous......lol

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Post  jimmy cee on 7/20/2015, 9:29 am

@sanderson wrote:Beautiful!  I thought she was going to use MM this year after seeing how nice your hanging flowers were last year?
She's a tough one to change anything, however  she says " next year"...LOL...

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Post  jimmy cee on 7/20/2015, 9:30 am

@AtlantaMarie wrote:Very pretty, even if they're NOT in MM, lol!
These are in MM Marie.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/20/2015, 7:12 pm

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Stargazer Lilies, and a volunteer sunflower from my bird/squirrel feeder!

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/20/2015, 7:15 pm

Neither in MM! Just dirt. flower

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Post  sanderson on 8/12/2015, 5:25 pm

Jimmy,  I expect your porch to look like this next summer! Wink
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/12/2015, 6:25 pm

Wow, gorgeous!

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Post  sanderson on 8/12/2015, 7:32 pm

Yep, gorgeous. I got permission to post this photo.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 8/13/2015, 12:33 am

Holy cow! Very beautiful. I guess it's just a focal point, because it doesn't look like there's room to sit in there.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/14/2015, 9:32 am

Can you imagine it with butterflies, bees, & hummingbirds filling it...?  sigh...... Smile

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Post  sanderson on 8/21/2015, 2:11 am

Thought of you, Jimmy.  This basket is over 4' long.  The basket is way up inside the draping petunias.  

The shorter growing season in OR-WA makes the plants get huge.  These are hanging outside Norma's in Seaside, OR.  The casual restaurant has some awards.


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Post  Marc Iverson on 8/21/2015, 3:34 am

I would like to try that crab salad.

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Post  sanderson on 8/21/2015, 4:28 am

I had a hard time deciding what seafood to eat! I had the combination just because I have a hard time choosing. I don't like oysters, but ate them anyway. At McGrath's in Vancouver, WA I had garlic butter sauteed salmon (Yum) one night and Cajun grilled Pacific Rockfish (decent) the second time. I found a good selection at Applebee's of all things, Pepper Crusted Sirloin & Whole Grains, under the Have It All selection.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/21/2015, 7:33 am

The food is the best part of a seaside vacation, next to the beach! hungry

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Post  sanderson on 8/21/2015, 11:49 am

We sure got off topic! Flowers to seafood. I'm sorry, Jimmy.

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Post  jimmy cee on 8/21/2015, 10:17 pm

Thats a gorgeous flower, I can't even consider one such as that...thanks for showing it.

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Post  sanderson on 8/22/2015, 12:00 am

Jimmy, If I could have even half as vibrant a basket of petunias that you have I would be ecstatic! The basket they used was about 14" wide and about a foot deep. Plus the latitude and climate made the flowers prolific.

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Post  jimmy cee on 8/22/2015, 9:42 am

@sanderson wrote:Jimmy,  If I could have even half as vibrant a basket of petunias that you have I would be ecstatic!  The basket they used was about 14" wide and about a foot deep.  Plus the latitude and climate made the flowers prolific.
I must admit, my wife tends those flowers, I only supply the growing medium. she's not quite the 100& MM rthat I am, however she is coming close each season.. By the way this season she has decided to go with all Mounding Petunias next year, they grew beautifully.

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