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Dressform flowers

Posted by KathyWI none (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 30, 12 at 13:30

I made this dress form from metal fencing and planted it with wave petunias. It is even large now than when this picture was taken.


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Pretty! It's beautiful and those wave petunias are perfect for that form.


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  • Posted by cnm1 6 Oh (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 30, 12 at 15:51

That is so cool - I am impressed. I am amazed at all the ideas that I find here!!


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She is going to be the "belle of the ball" once she fills in the top, the bottom is lovely, do you have to wind them around her & tie on or how does that work? Jan


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Impressive! What an imagination you have. I never ceased to be amazed by the ingenuity & creativeness around here. Maybe it'll rubb off on me eventually, lol. TFS

blessings,
~digger


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The top is not going to fill in it will just stay the metal form. The bottom has a hanging basket in it that will just continue to grow down. It is now about 1 foot from the ground. Not shown in the picture is a chair with a purse planted with mini pansies and shoes planted with succulents.


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that is GREAT!


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Haha...the purse & shoes are definitely necessary accessories for the belle of the ball. What fun!
Love this vignette


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Well that is just too cool! Looks beautiful! What an ingenious idea. Thanks for sharing with us!


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Ok, so you wired the hanging basket to the form or is it sitting on a stool or post? I'm sure someone will want to make this as it is so cute. Still think those wave petunias are going to go up a ways but only ones I've seen out here have tiny flowers & are at least $4 for small pot. I'd want a couple of colors, I looked for seeds but didn't make it over to 1 nursery that might have them. I think they would be easier to grow than the ruffled petunias which I love but if they like the spot they sometimes last 2-3 yrs. I was told the wave ones are easy to grow! Jan


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How CUTE!!!!


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OMG! What a brilliant idea. I keep wishing I could come up with something original.

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I wish this was my concept but I seen a phote of a real wire dressform used in a garden. I wanted it to be lifesize and could not afford to buy one. So I made my own form. I am so pleased with how it turned out though.


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Wow, you took an idea & transformed it into your own! Looks great! & I bet the chair w/purse & shoes is adorable! Your Wave Petunia color combo is beautiful! Sweet! TFS! Jeanne S.


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Late July update of dressform flowers


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I love it. That is one healthy petunia. What have you been fertilizing it with? Can we see the purse and shoes too?


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I am using all purpose plant food 20-20-20 once a week.
And here is the purse and shoes.


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She really is the "belle of the ball" 2 pr of dancing shoes no less!! And what a pretty purse with all the sunny flowers! Love it! Jan


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L.O.V.E. this!!!!


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I love this sooo much that I will need to try this next year. A hat would make another good accessory. Thrift store here I come.


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WOW!!! That is absolutely gorgeous! The petunia has filled out so beautifully....what a creative idea! Thanks so much for the updated picture!


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Wonderful ! With the flowers and shoes, etc. all coordinating with color. TYFS Jlily


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Had to have another look...this is sooo adorable!!! Thanks for posting more pics!!!


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Beautiful!! I have two wire Christmas angels I took the lights off and have a vine growing for their skirts. I have been very happy with them until now when I see the pretty colors!! I wish I had sun and they could have flower skirts!!


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Kathy, what a spectacular addition to your garden! I have a similar dress form but didn't get it planted. Seeing yours I can't wait 'til next year. Thanks for the pictures and the inspiration! Carol


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Wow ...she certainly turned into the bell of the ball! ...a gorgeous gown! & love her purse & shoes ...is that frog the 'secret prince?' ;-) TFS another pic! Jeanne S.


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Wow that is fantastic. Can't wait to do this next year. Love how you color coordinate everything. Thanks for sharing.

Kim


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