planting in pipes

James Waddick
Sun, 07 Jun 2009 10:36:50 PDT
Dear Diane,
	Although it is much colder and hotter here than there, I do 
recall a really nice use of these ceramic drain tiles. A friend had a 
large-ish collection of sedum in similar pipes. Many of these tend to 
wander in the ground, but in pipes they crawl over the edges and 
could easily be trimmed to stay inside without mixing with other 

	Of course Sedum are much hardier and can tolerate our 
extremes of heat and cold. I am sure the pipes freeze through each 
winter, but the extra strong ceramic seem to last very well without 

	I think that growing bulbs here in these pipes would be 
impossible since the soil inside is much more likely to freeze in 

	And they do look really nice if artfully arranged. 
	Have fun.		Jim

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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