The Canoe Garden - All Wintersown plants

ldsluder(7b)May 24, 2011

I am creating a very creative raised bed - out of a CANOE! heehee... Here are some pics if you are interested in checking it out.... All the plants going in - were wintersown this year; and mainly perennials. Lisa/NC/Zone7b

https://picasaweb.google.com/100276590830892159654/TheCanoe?feat=directlink

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drippy(7bAL)

Cool idea, Lisa!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 4:58PM
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terrene(5b MA)

Very creative! Did you drill holes in the bottom of the canoe?

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 6:07PM
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ladyrose65

I Like! Your perennials are large!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 9:27PM
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nan-6161(Zone 7 Long Island, NY)

Love it! I am so jealous of creative people... I feel like I am "thinking outside the box" when I plant in HOS's in circles instead of rows!!!!!! That canoe is going to look so cool. Please take "progress photos" to share. I am hoping you plant plants that cascade a bit on the edges.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 10:50PM
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bev2009(6 IN)

I love the idea. Don't forget the dirt is going to settle, so you may need to make the level a little higher. Can't wait to see pictures of it mature.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 8:24AM
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lgslgs(z6 SE ohio)

Very cool! And a great way to make yourself extra garden space.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 9:27AM
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ldsluder(7b)

Thanks everybody - I did drill holes in the bottom with my dremel; was quite easy. I also put the soil in, watered it, and then topped it off, so hopefully not too much more settling. The plants around the edges; should hopefully cascade over.. eventually! I was really excited about this one!

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 9:58AM
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sjc48

Very Nice! What a great idea! What plants? Please post pics as it matures!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 10:27AM
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kiskin(5/6 in EU)

What a wonderful idea! :) Please tell us about what plants have you chosen.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 11:53AM
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hostarookie(6 WV)

Awesome idea Lisa!! Would love to see a mature pic when the time comes. :-)

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 12:48PM
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kqcrna(z6 SW Oh)

Very cute!

Karen

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 3:18PM
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trudi_d

That's very nice!

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 9:20PM
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ldsluder(7b)

The Canoe is finished - pictures updated with details on the plants. The details are listed on the last few plants with the canoe divided into 3rd's. Not sure how it will end up looking; but I was real excited to finish - and.. excited :)

Here is a link that might be useful: The Final Canoe....

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 10:28PM
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ldsluder(7b)

Hey! ALL the neighbors, even the one I wasn't too sure about - LOVE IT!!! YIPPEE! A kewl garden and happy neighbors, job complete!!! Happy Gardening my friends! One more shout out to Trudi - Thank you again for enabling me!!! I am working on the 'reports' on my results from WinterSowing 2011, for both the FREE seeds received; as well as others - hoping the information will help enable others! ~Lisa/NC

    Bookmark   May 26, 2011 at 10:32AM
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