potting mad ....

@sueznewz2 (10156)
Alicante, Spain
May 15, 2016 5:51pm CST
Last weekend, I visited my Dad, he has recently had to down size his garden, because of health problems... and has  returned some of his garden to lawn... HE started to use pots, about 8 weeks ago...., he was a bit grumpy at first...., not being able to do as much as he did..., and could not see how using pots, would work....  but, now, HE thoroughly enjoys it ... click on the link below to see some of his handy work....  in one of the photos you can see my dad and one of my brothers... If anything... he enjoys it too much ..., and has got carried away.. and made up too many pots..., which defeats the object of not working so hard in the garden... but he's happy and enjoying it ... so that's good...
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@Jdaw1985 (3988)
• Harrells, North Carolina
15 May 16
That is great that he is enjoying his self. I was not able to check this out as it wont let me it is not lit up as a link.
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@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
15 May 16
Thanks @Jdaw1985 i've just edited it ..so please try again....
@Jdaw1985 (3988)
• Harrells, North Carolina
15 May 16
@sueznewz2 Oh wow those look great. He must be so proud of them. And i think that your brother has a twin over here i know i have seen someone that looks just like him LOL.
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@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
15 May 16
@Jdaw1985 i'm glad you like them....some folks say we all have a double somewhere ...lol's
• United States
15 May 16
aw, his japanese maple jest puts mine to shame! lol, i think he's done a brilliant job 'f embracin' the land'f container gardenin'. what a great pic'f yer dad'n brother - y'all all look so much alike there's be no denyin' yer kin, lol. i'm most envious'f all that green grass 's with the lack'f moisture mine's jest wee hints'f green 'n that's mostly from the wildflowers. got a lil sprinkle yesterday morn'n 'gain this morn so we'll see if'n that's 'nough to green schtuff'p a tad...'t least fer a few days anyhow. big hugs!!
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@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
15 May 16
Thanks @crazyhorseladycx I Liked that japanese maple too... its lovely... yes thats a nice photo of my Dad and brother relaxing togther... I'm sorry your garden isn't green at the moment... but i'm sure some rain will come soon,.. and then probably too much... love n hugs coming your way....
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• United States
16 May 16
@sueznewz2 yer welcome :D mine's still'n its infancy stage i reckon, with jest a few branches. 'course, i only paid $15 fer 't 'n normally e'en the small'un's 'round here're $140, lol. i'm a patient soul when't comes to such. no worries, hon. we're already'n "moderate drought", a large portion'f the state'n fact. somethin' we've sadly grown accustomed to. i'd like to see the pastures green'p though 'n save'n the hay bill! thanks fer the love'n hugs :D back at'cha!
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
15 May 16
He's got a good show in his pots, but as you say, they still need attention. That's what I've been doing for most of the day today - planting up my pots and baskets.
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@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
15 May 16
I bet your garden looks nice too... @jaboUK perhaps a photo...of all your hard work... I like to see other peoples efforts...
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
16 May 16
@sueznewz2 No flowers yet Sue - I'm only using young plants. It'll be a few weeks yet.
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@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
16 May 16
@jaboUK Janet ... Anna @LadyDuck has asked what the flowers in the photo on this post are..but I don't know.... do you... ??
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• United States
17 May 16
Looks like your dad has plenty of space for his flowers.... Great s!ideshow
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@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
17 May 16
thanks I'm glad you enjoyed it... yes he has a nice size garden ..but the triuble is he thinks he has to fill it with flowers... lols. ..
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• United States
17 May 16
@sueznewz2 if it keeps him busy and he enjoys it I'd say let him do it
@PainsOnSlate (20814)
• Canada
16 May 16
I love the big blue balls and that is a lot of pots. I imagine watering is a daily chore. Your photos are wonderful!
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@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
16 May 16
it sometimes requires a lot of watering ..but you forget...he lives in England...where there is regular rainfall... lols...
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• Canada
16 May 16
@sueznewz2 A perfect setting.
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@KristenH (25305)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
15 May 16
I'm glad he enjoys gardening. It's good exercise and keeps him busy.
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@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
15 May 16
It does...but it often tempts him to do too much...
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@KristenH (25305)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
16 May 16
@sueznewz2 Oh dear. Maybe in moderation.
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@BelleStarr (40234)
• United States
18 May 16
Wow that is a pretty impressive potted garden. Was that a yellow pansy I saw, lovely.
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@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
21 May 16
Yes he has somegreat pansy's...until it rains...
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@Dragonairy1 (1413)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
16 May 16
They look lovely, and at least he won't have the digging
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@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
16 May 16
Thanks...thats true...and he has got a small stool too...that he uses to sit on...
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@LadyDuck (187591)
• Switzerland
16 May 16
I enjoyed the slideshow, the pots full of flowers look beautiful, but they still need attention. Do you know the name of the white flowers in your photo? Those are exactly the same I found in my garden and I do not know the name.
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@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
16 May 16
no I'm sorry I don't. ..I'll Ask @jaboUK
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@just4him (132075)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 May 16
He's done a great job with potted plants!
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@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
16 May 16
thanks I'll pass it on....
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@Juliaacv (35118)
• Canada
16 May 16
He looks like he's really done up a lot of them, and they are beautiful. They still require a lot of work, but with them being a bit taller it is physically a little easier. I love my planters, my garden also, but it takes so much physical work, it is more our garden, then just mine, whereas the pots, they are all mine.
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@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
16 May 16
I'm glad you are enjoying the garden and your pots too...,
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 May 16
He has done many pots alright and they are beautiful. He is very creative. Anne is using quite a few pots and I planted two tomatoes in pots too.
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@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
16 May 16
Another friend of mine put tomatoes in a planter and got quite good results ... I hope you do too...
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@JudyEv (140946)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May 16
Gosh, he is doing well. Better he is tired and happy doing this than bored and disgruntled.
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@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
16 May 16
Yes I know... i'm glad for him...but at the same time I wish he would take it a bit easier...as he has a bad heart....
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@Macarrosel (7536)
• Philippines
15 May 16
It's great to know that your dad has been enjoying what he did.
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@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
15 May 16
Yes i'm pleased too... because he loves gardening...
@mom210 (6782)
• Atlanta, Georgia
21 May 16
Sometimes, a families response to age is to take away things, I am so glad you have given him new things to do. Great job
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@marlina (80450)
• Canada
15 May 16
Wow! That is a lot of pots, you are right! But as long as your Dad is happy, that's the main thing.
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