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Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

April 13, 2010
8:07 AM

Post #7702251

Hi al,

I'll start to post my 2010 containers .
I hope you'll love them.

Tomtom

# Tulip white

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Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

April 13, 2010
8:08 AM

Post #7702255

#2 Tulip pink &white

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Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

April 13, 2010
8:09 AM

Post #7702259

#3 Tulip yellow

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Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

April 13, 2010
8:12 AM

Post #7702263

# Schizanthus hybrid

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Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

April 13, 2010
8:15 AM

Post #7702272

#5 Galactites tomentosa & Alyssum montanum 'Nana'

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Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

April 13, 2010
8:17 AM

Post #7702277

#6 Big pot planting

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pgt
Chalfont, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 13, 2010
10:15 AM

Post #7702559

Hooray! I love watching your gardening thread every year. Always so inspirational. Beautiful containers, TomTom!

jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

April 13, 2010
10:46 AM

Post #7702624

So pretty, you do such beautiful work. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
Christine
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 13, 2010
5:12 PM

Post #7703533

Love your containers, as always, Tomtom.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 14, 2010
2:05 AM

Post #7704253

What a treat
Thanks TomTom
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

April 14, 2010
7:35 PM

Post #7706421

Beautiful! So glad to see the post.

morganc

morganc
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 17, 2010
6:40 PM

Post #7713857

These are all so beautiful. You do such a good job of making everything pretty.
Aguane
Phoenix, AZ

April 17, 2010
6:48 PM

Post #7713879

Beautiful, Tomtom. I love the arrangement in the last pic.
Thanks!
Edit: I forgot to ask. In the first picture. The pale yellow pansies (?) are all facing the same direction... seeking the sunlight, I assume. When you create and display a planting, do you keep the directional orientation the same so all the flowers always face the same direction?
Susie

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morganc

morganc
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 17, 2010
6:57 PM

Post #7713897

Aguane - Don't your plants look at the camera for you when you are taking their picture?
Aguane
Phoenix, AZ

April 17, 2010
7:01 PM

Post #7713903

They're all crazy.. must be the fertilizer, fish emulsion. The best I can get out of them is a "moon" shot.

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joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

April 17, 2010
7:55 PM

Post #7714067

Those pics are absolutely beautiful. I'm anxiously awating you next photos! Joyce

morganc

morganc
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 18, 2010
7:05 AM

Post #7714838

Aguane - Hahahahahahaha! I love gardeners sense of humor!
LiliumLily
Chandler, AZ

April 20, 2010
1:48 PM

Post #7721677

Thanks so much TomTom. I always enjoy your work. You are so artistic.
Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

April 21, 2010
7:07 AM

Post #7723785

Hi all, thank you for your compliments.

Aquane,

Because all my flowers are so grateful to their grower,ha ha ha lol

#7 Alonsoa & Sweet alyssum fresh out of garden.

Tomtom

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rutholive
Tonasket, WA
(Zone 5a)

April 21, 2010
7:23 AM

Post #7723830

Tomtom, beautiful pots of plants. I do so enjoy seeing what you do.

We had summer weather for past few days, after a very short spring!!!!!!! It is cloudy and cooler now. But the low temp. for the night was a very warm 57 degrees, think that is a record for the night/day of the year.

I am just beginning to plant my pots. Here is a not very good picture, because I couldn't mover the pot. have to wait until the fellow who works for me is here and also when I am sure it won't freeze on my deck. It is now in a protected area.

The tallest plant is made over hemlock. I couldn't locate a weeping hemlock, so pruned the one I did find to look like weeping hemlock.

Donna

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Aguane
Phoenix, AZ

April 21, 2010
9:21 AM

Post #7724138

Perfect answer, Tomtom!!! Thank you for inspiration!

morganc

morganc
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 21, 2010
8:01 PM

Post #7725949

Good job Donna!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2010
2:05 AM

Post #7726348

Impressive
Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2010
7:15 AM

Post #7819330

Hi Donna,

Sorry not to reply sooner.
I want to look your nice containers up dated.

Here are some my recently containers.

#8 Dianthus hybrid

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Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2010
7:18 AM

Post #7819338

#9 Collinsia purple.
This is grown from the seeds traded with kindly friend in Dave's.
I love the color very much.

Tomtom

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Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2010
7:20 AM

Post #7819342

#10 White loberia in little pot.

Tomtom

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Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2010
7:21 AM

Post #7819345

#11 Big pot planting


Tomtom

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2010
7:29 AM

Post #7819364

They are all beautiful Tomtom. The little pot of lobelia is so charming and the setting is perfect.
Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2010
7:44 AM

Post #7819406

Hi pirl,

Thank you for your quick reply.
I love Lobelia and all my Lobelias are getting to bloom .


#12 My clematis containers.




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Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2010
7:46 AM

Post #7819415

#13 A corner of my garage

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morganc

morganc
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 23, 2010
7:47 AM

Post #7819418

So beautiful. You have such a lovely way of grouping your plants Tomtom.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2010
8:03 AM

Post #7819448

I can't imagine that Tomtom ever wants to leave the gorgeous gardens!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2010
8:29 AM

Post #7819514

I am thrilled with rthe containers TomTom
I always look forward to seeing your creations.
pgt
Chalfont, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2010
9:33 AM

Post #7819646

wow, tomtom. As always, your containers are just breath taking. Gorgeous!!!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2010
2:25 AM

Post #7821806

Collinsia was on Annies Annuals and good in this zone,annual I suppose.
Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

May 24, 2010
5:16 AM

Post #7822007

Thank you al, for your kindly comments.

ge1836,

Yes, this Collinsia is annual. I have been growing Collinsia for few years.
Annie's Annual is my second favourite site of Gardening.
(The first is Dave's ,of course !!)

By the way, I really love your water color painting.
I wish I could paint so well as you !

Tomtom

#14 Campanula patula

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Snug_As_Bug_Rug
Sterling, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2010
5:21 AM

Post #7822026

Tomtom your container images are beautiful. Someone said, Love is what one does, and one can see that you truly enjoy/love what you are doing! Snug, :o)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2010
5:54 AM

Post #7822092

Collinsia isnt in production this year.It will go on my wish list for 2011
sylguy
Austin, TX

May 28, 2010
4:28 PM

Post #7837402

Tomtom, your containers are delightful, thank you for all the beautiful pictures. Is the grey spikey plant in #5, and also with the yellow tulips the galactites tomentosa that you listed? I love silvery and lime green foliage plants alomost as much as flowers. Do you change out the plants often, like when the tulips die back?

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 29, 2010
2:10 AM

Post #7838680

Great container sylguy

Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

May 31, 2010
5:33 PM

Post #7847024

Tomtom, you inspired me to do some lobelia pots and Silene Dwarf Pink Star. Does the Silene reseed for you at all?

I'm also doing some hostas and other perennials in pots to fill in spaces in the border that need a little oomph.
Aguane
Phoenix, AZ

May 31, 2010
8:58 PM

Post #7847549

Nice colors and textures, sylguy!
Tomtom, your creations are just beautiful!
Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

June 1, 2010
7:38 AM

Post #7848256

Snug_As_Bug_Rug
Thank you for the marvellous words.

ge1836
When I harvest the seeds luckly,I'll surely share them.

sylguy
Fantastic container !!
Yes,that's it exactly.
I grow it for its variegated leaves rather flowers.
I often chage out the plants since I want to grow so many plants.


Celene
Silene pink star doesn't reseeds in my garden.
So I sow it every year.
I also put the container in the space of the border . #15 This pot of Dianthus is placed in the bed.


Aguane
thank you for your kind word.


#15 Dianthus

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Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

June 1, 2010
7:40 AM

Post #7848259

#16 Lobelia

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Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

June 1, 2010
7:41 AM

Post #7848264

#17 Clematis & Galactites

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Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

June 1, 2010
7:42 AM

Post #7848269

#18 Lobelia

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 1, 2010
7:42 AM

Post #7848272

thanks, yuor the best.I would love them.
sylguy
Austin, TX

June 2, 2010
8:46 PM

Post #7853909

The beginings of a new one, my shade one in an old birdbath. The lime is now trailing well as is the dichondra, but my fav is the weird fuzzy papyrus on the left.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 3, 2010
1:52 AM

Post #7854122

Looks like Beckwiths Gem coleus too.Nice combo.
sylguy
Austin, TX

June 3, 2010
9:54 PM

Post #7857316

THX it's coming along nicely now.
Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

June 6, 2010
1:27 AM

Post #7862993

#19 Dianthus 'Double Elegance'

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Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

June 6, 2010
1:28 AM

Post #7862995

#20 Lobelia Mix

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joycerogers0713

joycerogers0713
Wiggins, MS
(Zone 8b)

June 6, 2010
1:30 AM

Post #7862996

Ohhhh! Pretty, pretty!
Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

June 6, 2010
1:41 AM

Post #7862998

The container of Lobelia #20 is done this way.

Tomtom

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2010
1:59 AM

Post #7863002

Very clever TomTom.I need to fix a container where coleus didnt do as well as planned.
Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

June 6, 2010
7:48 AM

Post #7863428

ge1836

Coleus is too vigorous to manage in good shape in the container,I think.
It covers other plants rapidly,you know.

Good luck !!


Tomtom

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2010
7:53 AM

Post #7863442

There will definatly be a new plan for next year.
I have already been putting perennials in some of the containers that coleus just didnt do well in.
Like small hostas "Cheaten Heart" the sluggs just ate it to the ground last summer.
I also have a Small leafed Heuchera in another container.
Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

June 6, 2010
8:24 AM

Post #7863511

Your perennial containers are getting gorgeous to me.
I love Hostas too.

Tomtom

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2010
8:33 AM

Post #7863536

I certainly am pleased that you think so. You are the container champ in my book.
I loved the Papercrete ones you posted last year.Are the same plants in them?
Do you empty them every year and make a new creation?
I was ready to sculpt some peprcrete's for myself until I realized cement comes in 80 pound bags and I dont have a good place to work on that scale here. I share a home with my 2nd daughter and her husband.
sylguy
Austin, TX

June 6, 2010
12:53 PM

Post #7864272

Tomtom what on earth do you feed with, live fish? Your plants are soooo robust!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2010
1:56 AM

Post #7865817

Just lovely
angedawn47
Lake Charles, LA

June 7, 2010
5:46 AM

Post #7866061

Tomtom, what potting mixture do you use?
Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

June 7, 2010
7:58 AM

Post #7866442

ge1836,

I didn't remake that small pots yet.
Because they are lookatable even now.

sylguy,angedawn47,

The soil that I usually use is not special one.
I often use used soil with leaf molt added.
If they look robust, they may be helped by the climate.

Tomtom

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2010
8:43 AM

Post #7866593

tomtom
Give us a look when you can.I never get tired of them
angedawn47
Lake Charles, LA

June 7, 2010
10:04 AM

Post #7866866

Are those lobelia grown from seed?
Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

June 8, 2010
7:01 AM

Post #7869382

angedawn47

Yes all my Lobelias are grown from seeds .
I plant them in the basket like this.

Tomtom

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Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

June 8, 2010
7:03 AM

Post #7869389

Sorry I posted doubly.

Tomtom

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2010
7:07 AM

Post #7869396

Amazing and wonderful
Tomtom
OSAKA
Japan
(Zone 9b)

June 8, 2010
7:09 AM

Post #7869397

#21 Mix planting basket.

Tomtom

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2010
7:10 AM

Post #7869401

wonderful.I see the nastuerteums like it too.
angedawn47
Lake Charles, LA

June 8, 2010
1:15 PM

Post #7870291

so pretty

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