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.
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
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..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.
I sort of accidentally stumbled upon this thread and I'm glad I did. Your containers are just beautiful - the combination of colors and textures is wonderful and your photography skills are great too! Very artistic!
Thanks for all the great pictures of all your gorgeous containers! Really enjoy them! I found some mimulus this year in a local nursery, and picked up a couple of litte ones, but the nursery had never carried them before, and couldn't tell me a thing about them. I would love to know what to do with them, lol! Do they like sun/ shade? How big do they get? Any info you could give me on them would be great! Thanks!
Snapdragon 'Pink Champagne 'is my most favorite.
I buy the seeds from 'Plants of Distinction' perhaps
but this year apparently they don't sell them.
Long time no see!
How I wish I myself look as voluptuous as my flowers. LOL
I myself look forward to seeing your photos.
Marie I think there is lot of fun in combination in container planting.
Yes ,grouping and arranging are the pleasures of continer gardenig.
I'm happy to be any help to you.
thank you . I'm so flattered.
You're the first person to refer to my photography !!
How nice to get Mimulus ! It's highly ornamental.
I'm not sure what species you got, but chances are that
they are hybrid.
In case ,they grow 30cm tall and 30cm wide.
They are easy to devide adn cut.
I'll show you the step-by-step photos of making a basket.
Lobelias do like it cool.I have had the best success with fullsize plants from Romence Gardens.
I plant them in containers with other plants,that are 18-20 inches diameter and keep them in a part sun location.
Last summer my lobelias dried up and looked awful.
Z6 is having a cool spring now so we are able to keep containers from drying up.
July and August are the hottest here.
We will see how lobelias progress then.
I have never had luck with seed.
TomTom the mimulas are beautiful.
TomTom, thanks for all the info! You're mimulus are gorgeous! Now I don't expect mine to turn out as nice as yours, but I have something to shoot for now, lol! Do you have yours in full sun, shade, or a combination? It is such a big help knowing what to do with these! I know that most people won't pick up strange plants without a clue as to what to do with them, but that obviously does not apply to me. Do you overwinter yours outside or can they be moved inside for the winter? They have such cute little flowers on them, I would love to try to keep them year round.
You're containers are absolutely stunning! I am so awestruck! Love your diascias and are definately putting those on my list for 2012 too! Going to go back thru all your older posts as well and look at all your pictures ;-)
TomTom...We do enjoy seeing your container and consider them works of art. It gives me lots of ideas for color combination. That last picture..I'm not familiar with that flower..so will have to look it up in the plant files. Do you buy starter plants from a local nursery/garden center or do you grow everything from seeds yourself? How do you have the flowers planted in the first few photos? Are they inside another pot or planted inside the basket itself?
Gosh, it sure would be nice if you did like some tuitorial of how you create your container selections and show pictures of products you used. They may be different than what we have in USA but maybe we will recognize them. Do you use potting MIX when you pot up a container or use a soiless seed starting mix. You mentioned you don't use a special kind of soil but use something that has leaf molt added. I wonder if that is like a soil conditioner here called Leaf Gro?
I'm so fascinated by your artistic creativity and envious to be trueful! We do appreciate you sharing your beautiful photos with us and look forward to them so much. Wished you would post more than once a year.
What is the small red flower in photo#6? Everything is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing and giving us all kinds of ideas on mixing different colored plants together. You have such a creative touch! We look forward to any of your pictures, anytime of the year!
When you be posting your 2012 container gardens? I just posted a message asking about you. In your 2011 pictures, Picture#7 I know what the flowers are in top pot(violas or Johnny Jump-ups) What is the pink flower on the right with yellow center? The purple and blue plants?
Do you think some of these seeds can be purchased here in the USA?