I felt like I’d never have any of that – and I was right – because I wasn’t making art!I was stuck, and so busy comparing myself to everyone else that I didn’t even allow myself to be creative. I started the blog to document the work I loved, but more importantly, I wanted to find a way to flip the jealousy into something positive – admiration and inspiration to be specific. Within the first few months of writing posts I started to get excited about finding great work. As I move forward with the site, I’ve realized that what I’m most interested in is, of course sharing/exposing the work of talented contemporary artists, but I’m also absolutely fascinated with the self-doubt part – the insecurities, inner-critics, creative blocks, and of course the jealousy that all of us have to deal with at some point.I am a container nut, too, having as many as 80 containers! Dragonwing begonias are my go-to plants for the shade. It’s fun to change things up each season and experiment with new combinations.
I’m so glad I took this photo to share its splendor with you cause for now its just a memory..
A combination of various hues of purple foliage plants draws attention to this planter.
Guess Kruschev was right, about burying us from within. This post is my entry into the Pro group writing project.
Its the eleventh hour before the deadline so I appologize for the crap writing.
I know this is the most time consuming part of container gardening.
I try to water my containers in the morning to keep them from drying out from the midday heat(4) For your containers to reach their full flowering potential, they need to be fertilized.My most foolproof method is using a slow release glandular fertilizer when planting and then about 6 weeks later a liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks to give my containers an additional boost during their growing season.I use liquid fertilizer for my heavy bloomers (like petunias), and for my vegetable, shade loving and foliage containers I use Haven Brand Manure Tea, an organic fertilizer that these plants love. Petunias do not do too well here in the heat of summer, so I use Pentas or Periwinkles.By using a few container gardening basics and a little bit of TLC my containers provide be with big rewards throughout the spring, summer and Cupressus ‘Goldcrest’, Petunia ‘Ramblin Red’, Euphorbia ‘Ascot Rainbow’, Coleus Stained Glassworks ‘Burgundy Wedding Train’, Dwarf Nandina ‘Flirt’, Calibrachoa Minifamous “Dark Red’, Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’, Creeping Jenny.: Swan Planter- Petunia ‘Ramblin White, Euphorbia ‘Diamonds Frost’.Middle palnter: Blue Plumbago auriculata, Petunia ‘Ramblin White’ Sedum ‘Angelina’.Interesting, the Government will let GM & Chrysler fail, with all those Private Sector Product jobs, while pouring billions into Public Sector Dis-Service jobs, and Foreign Country Bailouts.