Bad to the phloem!So- I snagged a couple of mostly dead, really tall arborvitae topiaries out of the trash….

I’m planning on spray painting them (red? silver? I can’t decide! your opinion is most welcome!), and dropping them into a set of fantastic Smith and Hawken copper planters that Dan picked up for me at an estate sale.  He has forbidden me to a) paint the Smith and Hawken pots and to b) cement the topiaries in to the pots…

So, I’m going to wait until he’s not home.


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Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens. She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

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  1. I agree about not gluing the dead trees to the planters — how about using cement to set the bare-rooted trees into plastic pots just small enough to fit into the S&H planters? Should work, be stable, and not damage the new beauties.

    • I’m going to have to shave off a lot of the root ball just to get them into the pots- so I’d have to shave off a lot MORE to put them in a pot and then drop them inside. Which is doable!
      But I’m worried about them being tipsy when I drop them in, since they’ll be so top heavy….
      Still, a consideration!

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