I'll start to post my 2011 containers .
I'll be happy if you would like them.
#1Diascia in a petite basket
My 2011 containers
Beautiful as always, Tomtom. I love the petunia basket.
Fantastic. The antique container is a favorite of mine.
Tirellas look like they grew there on purpose.
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.
Beautiful...containers and flowers...quite enjoyed them.
Hooray - you're back .I always enjoy studying your beautiful containers.
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.
So happy to learn that you've enjoyed them.
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 .
#7 Containers gathered in April
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Your flowers are so healthy and vibrant and I love the visual use of colorblocking!
Once again great containers. Are those Lobelias in #8?
I am using lobelias heavily this year.
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.
They are all so beautiful, Tomtom. It's better than looking at fancy magazines.
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.
Thanks TomTom ,Your pots of diascias are sweet. I always find another annual when you post photos.
The hybred nasturtiums too.
This message was edited May 31, 2011 2:56 AM
Glorious. You do the work we all dream of doing ourselves.
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.
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!
As usual, breath taking. You are truly a designer.
What are the plants in picture # 14?
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.
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 !!
#15 Campanula ramossisima
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.
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.
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.
Thank's, I can depend of your arrangements to wake up my brain
while deciding how to arrange my plants.