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Cynthia Mayeaux (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 07 May 1998 05:54:10 -0400

At 01:58 AM 5/7/98 -0700, you wrote:
>I am looking for information on a method of using PVC oioe in the garden.
One would put a number of holes in the pipe¬ fill it with dirt and insert
the pipe vertically in the ground. Plants would be inserted in the holes in
the pipe. As the plants grow they cascade down the pipe for what could be a
spectacular effect. Have you ever heard of anything like
thisů–†–†Thanks.–†–†Gerry–†oclihp@aol.com
>
>
Hi Gerry,

doesn't sound like a bad idea, how tall would these be?  How big O.D.?  I
would think watering would have to be frequent unless the pipe was very big
around.    If you were to put a smaller pipe drilled with seep holes, into
the center of the larger pipe for watering, that would insure more even
watering of the plants.

Are you going to paint the pipe?  Doesn't most PVC pipe come with painted
numbers and other identification marks on them?  Until the plants grew out,
you would have to live with an unsightly pipe.

I've never tried those hanging bags, but this idea sound along the same
vein.  Let us know how it turns out.

Cynthia
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