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Old 05-02-2011, 09:46 AM
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I have 8 slots for 8 plants. 6 are Hibiscus sabdariffa, Jamaican Tea and two are Datura metel, Unforgettable. I've come up with three layouts for planting but can't make up my mind. I would love to hear suggestions and any other layouts you can think of or which of the three you think would be best. Both plants at maturity will be about the same height and width. The hibiscus is less dense than the datura and won't be blooming til late Summer but has red stems and green leaves. Only restriction is that they have to go in a line.

Here is what I have come up with.

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Old 05-02-2011, 12:09 PM
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something to think about.. if they are going to be about the same size you probably want to put them in blooming order.. errr... what I mean.. is if you have one that blooms early spring before the others leaf out that one could go in the back so that when it's not blooming it doesn't take up viewing space of the other plants that bloom later. I'm not good at placing plants like that so I end up spending time in the spring moving things around. That was my latest "ah-ha" idea.. hope it helps you make a decision. Good luck
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:41 PM
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I like row 3 best.
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:50 PM
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I was thinking about what Christina said about putting the dats up front, but I'm more into symmetry and the red stems on the hibiscus are unusual and pretty enough not to matter if its not blooming.

I was leaning toward 1 and 3 .. still haven't made up my mind.
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:14 PM
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I think the dats would get lost with row 1 but row 3 would bring out the beauty of both plants really well without loosing any...I think that because you only have 2 dats row 1 will make the attention all on the hibiscus and the dats will be a bit of a sideline....Row 3 doesnt let them get lost at all.
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:50 AM
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In reality they aren't bunched up like the graphics .. there is about 3 feet between each plant.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:09 AM
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layout suggestions


Xeolyte, I like row 3 as well. Both plants are pretty.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:18 AM
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If they have that much space in between that i would definitly go with row 3 then for the same reason I already stated. But just my opinion
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:21 AM
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Well I'm starting to lean that way .. guess that's what I'll do! Thanks for the input!
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:42 PM
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I don't care how they're placed, I just want pictures that enlarge when I click on them...
Does that datura have a picote?

I totally want both plants... the cranberry hibiscus looked ready to pick... do these guys look like that now?

Don't bother planting... I'll take care of planting them in a pretty arrangement... just bring them here.... :b
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:49 PM
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They are all mature seedlings at this point. I'll be planting out the hibiscus probably tomorrow but the datura is still too small to fend for itself at this point.
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