In The Potting Shed....

@sueznewz2 (10161)
Alicante, Spain
March 28, 2016 1:32pm CST
While visiting my Dad this weekend, he showed me his potting shed. He has made up, a little plant nursery in his shed, using a plastic cloche, and has several plants coming on...., including his, and my favourite, Daliahs. He is 85 years old, and  in quite frail health, due to heart problems.  He is waiting to go in for heart valve replacement surgery. This last year he had to have some of his garden turned back to lawn, as he can no longer manage, the work required to keep it as it was.... this made him quite depressed, until one of the workers at a garden centre he favours, suggested he uses pots instead,at first he turned his nose up at it and grumbled...that that's not the same ... but he has decided to give it a go. He has got some pansy's out, and hyacinths, and is bringing on some other plants too. It has really improved his sprits, and is giving his garden some colour again.  Do you use pots in your garden. ??   Are you pleased with the results. ??
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• United States
28 Mar 16
bless his heart, i can somewhat relate 's i'd always gardened'n the ground 'til 'it' hit 'n i was unable to do such. i'm quite jealous'f the vast buffet he's got goin' there! the primrose're jest beautiful :D 's fer the results'f doin' pots? i dunno if'n i'd e'en care to go back to the more traditional type'f gardenin' 'gain here. much easier to maintain 'n if'n somethin' aint workin' fer ya, ya jest holler't somebody to move the pot elsewhere, lol. big hugs!!
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Mar 16
Exactly @crazyhorseladycx he's warming to the idea.... i'm glad you like the pictures...it does look pretty and colourful doesn't it....
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• United States
28 Mar 16
@sueznewz2 indeed it does! makes what lil i've got here look most pitiful, lol. i fear i aint been able to get outdoors much fer some time 'n mostly the bulbs that were bloomin' 've now stopped. the winds ripped all the buds off the apple trees from what i can see, so'll not e'en get that show.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
29 Mar 16
@crazyhorseladycx what a shame ... i'll post you some colourful photos on here... to cheer you up...
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@MALUSE (43661)
• Uzbekistan
28 Mar 16
I'm envious of your photo with five different aspects. I haven't tried this yet and don't know how to go about it.
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@MALUSE (43661)
• Uzbekistan
28 Mar 16
@sueznewz2 Thanks a lot. I'll give it a try.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Mar 16
@MALUSE you're welcome... have fun..
@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
28 Mar 16
Yes I have a lot of pots in the summer. I'm glad that your Dad is able to keep his interest in gardening by doing this. What's a 'plastic galosh'?
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
28 Mar 16
@sueznewz2 Ahah - galoshes are like wellies. I think perhaps you mean 'cloche'?
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Mar 16
@jaboUK aaahhh yes .... thats it... thanks janet.... i'll edit it...so as not to confuse folks...lol's Iknew it sounded something like that ...lol's. Thank you.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
28 Mar 16
@sueznewz2 No probs
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@suzzy3 (8357)
28 Mar 16
I am glad your Dad can enjoy his garden once more. It is hard when they cannot do the things like they used to. We have shrubs and trees as it is easier to look after.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Mar 16
Yes thank you, @suzzy3 he had several shrubs...but they have gone...I think he is going to stick to flowers mostly...but I did mention some ornamental grasses and an acer... so we'll see..how it progresses...
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@suzzy3 (8357)
28 Mar 16
@sueznewz2 A bit of colour cheers everybody up.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Mar 16
@suzzy3 it sure does...and it's been important for cheering my dad up... and other people too during the gloomy winter....
@Susan2015 (21752)
• United States
28 Mar 16
We don't have any flowers here. But it would be nice to have some.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Mar 16
Yes ...they brighten the place up Dont they....
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@Susan2015 (21752)
• United States
28 Mar 16
@sueznewz2 Yes and the pictures are just absolutely gorgeous!
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Mar 16
@Susan2015 thank you...i'm glad you like them.... and I enjoy taking them and sharing them With you all on here....
@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
29 Mar 16
Glad your dad has managed to take to container gardening. It is lovely to see the first blooms of spring
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
30 Mar 16
Thank you.... & Yes it is nice to see spring blooming....
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
1 Apr 16
@sueznewz2 It is still cold at night here but I have crocuses, daffs and hyacinths to brighten up my yard
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@marlina (78196)
• Canada
28 Mar 16
Tell your Dad that I really love looking at the photos of his flowers. They are beautiful. And I am so happy that he has happiness with the potting shed.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Mar 16
Thank you @marlina, I did mention before I left , how I post photos on here, and how much you all enjoy his garden...., and he was very pleased, and it encouraged him...so thank you for that ...
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@marlina (78196)
• Canada
28 Mar 16
@sueznewz2 You are so very welcome.
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@Ceerios (4753)
• Goodfellow, Texas
18 Jul 16
@sueznewz2 - Ms Susan - Flowers are pretty and fun, too, - for a few weeks or so. Photos (such as yours) are "funner" because they, too, are pretty - and they last and last and last.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
18 Jul 16
sssoooo true @Ceerios thats one of the reasons I take photos of many things.... but especially flowers.... we can enjoy them for ages....
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@LadyDuck (177196)
• Switzerland
29 Mar 16
All your photos are beautiful. Yes, I use pots in my garden, it is easy to rearrange the plants and flowers if I do not like how they look. I am glad that your Dad enjoys gardening.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
30 Mar 16
Thank you Anna, I'm pleased you like the photos...and are getting so much enjoyment from your pot garen...
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
29 Mar 16
they looks so lovely :)
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
30 Mar 16
Thank you.... i'm glad you like them...
@celticeagle (119881)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Mar 16
Yes, I like to use pots or troughs. We can't plant here. It is housing so we have to go by their rules. I am pleased with the results if I take care of them. Put in drainage rocks and use plant food.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
29 Mar 16
Good ... i'm pleased you've got that option..and can still enjoy planting stuff....
@just4him (127250)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Mar 16
It's looking very nice. I don't do any gardening. No thumb for it. Nothing grows for me.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
29 Mar 16
No...I know what you mean...I did not inherit his skill in this area..lol's.
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@Juliaacv (33411)
• Canada
29 Mar 16
We use pots here and there on various levels of the deck, porch and patio areas, and we also have flower beds in the ground. Your Dad must have quite the green thumb, his flowers are beautiful!
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
29 Mar 16
Thank you @Juliaacv I think he has... his garden has always been bight and colourful...
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@BelleStarr (39695)
• United States
28 Mar 16
I think it is a great option and I want to use pots to grow vegetables. I am glad he tired it, it is hard to give up something one loves and this way he won't have to.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
29 Mar 16
That's right @BelleStarr i'm glad too, he's always loved gardening.... so this way he still can...
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@PainsOnSlate (20587)
• Canada
28 Mar 16
i have friend who use pots and they are gorgeous later in the spring and summer. I hope you dad is enjoying them, the colors are just as beautiful in a pot as it is in the garden.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Mar 16
Yes thanks. @PainsOnSlate he's warming to the idea...and when I showed him the photos ..he was pleased with how colourful and nice they looked... from that perspective...
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@kiran8 (15401)
• Mangalore, India
17 Apr 16
They are so colorful and beautiful..I am sure it is even more beautiful when you actually see them all together. I love plants and have flower pots all around my house.It makes the garden look green and also makes the place cool since the weather is sunny and hot all through the year..
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
29 Mar 16
Yes, most of my gardening is in old buckets with holes put in ,plus a few bought pots. More trouble to water, but the best i can do for now
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@RubyHawk (29546)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 Jun 16
I used to have gardens before we moved to an apartment. I love gardening, too. Now I have some plants in pots on our deck, but little sun gets in, so they don't do well, A few months ago I planted avocado seed just to see if they would sprout. They wont grow as they should in pots, but I love eeing something green on the deck. It's nice that your dad has found a way to keep gardening, good luck to him with with the heart transplant.
@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr 16
These pots look so pretty. I'm glad your father found an outlet for his passion.