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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:19 pm    Post subject: Plants for short film Reply with quote

Hello all,

bit of a strange question but I'm looking for suggestions for plants to use in a short film. Ideally, the plants will be potted and of different sizes to represent the gap between three children. I was thinking of using a lupin or a sunflower but if anyone has suggestions for an upstanding (good looking) plant, I'd be grateful.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Foxgloves would be lovely.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gladioli or Iris/flag
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fantastic suggestions, thanks.

On second thoughts though, I think we need some kind of shrub which would indicate age-intervals. I.E the first was planted for the first child and the next for a child years later. That's not going to work is it becuase a garden centre would only have plants the same age? Hmmm, back to the drawing board.

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're looking for symbols of growth and age difference, you would have to go for shrubs...or even better, trees. If you went to a nursery and asked for three oaks of the appropriate ages that would be very symbolic.....especially if you could then plant them somewhere special after you had made the film.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you had three shrubs of identical size, you could always prune two! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great ideas again.

I never thought of using trees - and Oaks would be perfect.

When the rain finally clears up, I'll take myself off to the nursery.

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