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My 2011 containers

OSAKA, Japan(Zone 9b)

Hi al,
I'll start to post my 2011 containers .
I'll be happy if you would like them.

Tomtom

#1Diascia in a petite basket

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OSAKA, Japan(Zone 9b)

# Petunia basket

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#3 Above two are displayed together this way.

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#4 Tiarella is one of my favorites . I plant it in an antique container.

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#5 Mimulus naiandinus in full bloom

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Beautiful as always, Tomtom. I love the petunia basket.

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Fantastic. The antique container is a favorite of mine.
Tirellas look like they grew there on purpose.

OSAKA, Japan(Zone 9b)

Hi Pirl,
Thank you for your kind reaction.
I myself like its soft shades too.

Hi ge1836
Finally I made the thread and am so happy to have your comment.
I 'm so fond of this container .It's so heavy though.

Tomtom

#6 Some containers of Tulip

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

The container looks like clay fired in a woodfired kiln. I always wished I could woodfire my pottery. I lived in a neighborhood and not the country. Woodsmoke would have driven the neighbors nuts.

Winter Springs, FL(Zone 9b)

Beautiful...containers and flowers...quite enjoyed them.

Orange, CA

Hooray - you're back .I always enjoy studying your beautiful containers.

In your
large containers do you fill them entirely with soil or fill them partially with something else to lignten the load?

Don't hesitate to show us more.

OSAKA, Japan(Zone 9b)

sunkissed
So happy to learn that you've enjoyed them.

snowtop
Sometimes I use them as a container cover,and sometimes I fill them partially with something else .(mainly piecies of Styrofoam).
Thank you for your viewing .

Tomtom

#7 Containers gathered in April

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#8 Those in May

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#9 Mini basket of Viola

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Chicago, IL(Zone 5b)

Your flowers are so healthy and vibrant and I love the visual use of colorblocking!

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Once again great containers. Are those Lobelias in #8?
I am using lobelias heavily this year.

OSAKA, Japan(Zone 9b)

Hi toni5735
>use of colorblocking

I didn't really mean to do the colorblocking.
But it turned out so as you pointed out .

ge1836
Yes the #8 is Lobelia as you said.
I really want to look at you Lobelia.

Tomtom

#10Nasturtium and Lobelia

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#11 Tropaeolum hookerianum
a species of Tropaeolum (Nasturtium)

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#12 Tropaeolum lepidum hyb.
a species of Tropaeolum(Nasturtium)

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

If the fog lifts and the atmosphere is brighter I will photo the lobelias I have.
These containers have only been planted about a week so nothing is filled out as it will be in a month or at least 2 more weeks.

Pretoria, South Africa

Absolutely beautiful!

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

They are all so beautiful, Tomtom. It's better than looking at fancy magazines.

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Here are the lobelias and some torenias in case .I also included a new trailer for me,Scavola. I have both white and lavander.
I believe the lavanders in Lobelia and Scavols arent that outstanding. My eyes arent what they could be but it appears to me I could have chosen white and had the same affect.
https://picasaweb.google.com/jgentle4/PlantersMay30

OSAKA, Japan(Zone 9b)

Ge1836,
All the flowers you have chosen are exactly the ones I'm hooked on.
I plant white Loberia too.
Your containers are fabulous at the moment,still they are getting more and more fabulous
as time goes on.

Tomtom

#13Diascias in tiny containers displayed this way

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Thanks TomTom ,Your pots of diascias are sweet. I always find another annual when you post photos.
The hybred nasturtiums too.

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OSAKA, Japan(Zone 9b)

#14 Gathering containers in May
Almost all the flowers are grown from seeds.

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

What a cheerful sight.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Glorious. You do the work we all dream of doing ourselves.

Chalfont, PA(Zone 6b)

Oh, Tom Tom. Lovely as always. You are such a talented gardener. Great eye, and green thumb. I look forward to seeing your containers every year. You never disappoint.

Chalfont, PA(Zone 6b)

holy crap, tom tom. That Tropaeolum hookerianum is out of this world!!! Sooooo jealous!!! How do you end up with such healthy GORGEOUS plants every time? You are like a magician!

Columbus, OH

As usual, breath taking. You are truly a designer.
What are the plants in picture # 14?

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

lovely

OSAKA, Japan(Zone 9b)

Hi al,
Thank you for your friendly comments.
I'm highly flattered.
The rainy season has started in Japan and practically
all spring containers are coming to an end.

confussedlady

The flowered in # 14 are:
from front to back ;Silene uniflora and sweet pea'Cupid'
`Fuchi Sou, Cisanthe 'Brightness', Dianthus,Lobelia
Annual Gypsophila, Hesperis purple , Snapdragon 'Pink Champagne/

I myself am surprised at the number !!

Tomtom

#15 Campanula ramossisima

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

lovely TomTom

Silver Spring, MD(Zone 6b)

TomTom..absolutely breaktaking! We do look forward to your photos each year. Wished you'd post more often and tell us some of your secrets. That Diascia is going on my wish list in 2012! That "pink champayne" snapdragon..did you order seeds for that or find it locally? That is a real beauty too. Look forward to seeing more of your "artwork." Thanks for sharing with us.

Cincinnati (Anderson, OH(Zone 6a)



Yes, I too always look forward to your virtual container display. Thanks for giving me such inspiration!

I can't believe that your flowers are mostly seed grown! That is quite an achievement~~they look so voluptuous and well-grown. And many of them are rather rare varieties.

Beautiful!

Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

TomTom,

Thank you for sharing. Beautiful combos.

Williamstown, NJ(Zone 6b)

I am in awe at those planters. They are gorgeous. Thank you for letting us see them. I should start doing more in planter due to the voles eating my plants.

Columbus, OH

Thank's, I can depend of your arrangements to wake up my brain
while deciding how to arrange my plants.

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