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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 147 - Simple Saturday Solution

You have company coming for supper and you need a quick solution to your empty planters.
Easy care, easy planting, almost instant container beauty!
Green Panda Bamboo and True Blue Viola. Green Panda is an "evergreen" bamboo though it didn't prove to be as evergreen this winter in my zone 6 with the long stretches of deep freezes that we had this winter. This was an easy planting job and since it's been protected on the porch, it kept looking good throughout the winter.

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At February 26, 2011 at 8:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this one, wish I could afford to make several! Love you site sweetie!!

At February 26, 2011 at 8:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is beautiful. It would look fabulous on the steps by our front door.

At February 27, 2011 at 1:41 PM , Blogger Kylee said...

I really really like this, Barbara!

At February 27, 2011 at 3:41 PM , Anonymous SUSAN HEMANN said...

I have always wanted to grow bamboo, so a pot is a great idea. Did it overwinter well? I'm zone 5b?

At February 27, 2011 at 7:47 PM , Blogger barbara wise said...

Thanks folks! Glad you like it. Susan, this past winter caused the bamboo I had in full exposure to loose it's evergreen status, though there is still plenty of life left in it. The one like in this picture stayed evergreen with just a little winter burn.


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