Wednesday, April 1, 2009

back at the blog... return to amazing hanging baskets.

billions of seedlings, two craft shows in two weeks, science classes to keep moving forward, a very cool jazz concert, and a couple evenings with friends before they moved to NC, and a virus that found home in my respiratory tract (first cold of the 2008-09 season).... OK, enough excuses for not blogging...

A few weeks back My wife and I headed to Longwood Gardens to see the orchid show. Orchids were everywhere including hanging in amazing baskets. I have not had much luck with orchids or creating baskets (well, if one does not put much time and energy into it... what results should one really expect)

But this year, I've got a few things started that I hope will make for a good basket. Thunbergia alata (Black-eyed Susan Vine), Lobelelia erinus (color cascade mix), and Nemesia (Mello Red and White). The seedlings are doing well. Hope flourishes that this summer my own hanging baskets will be featured here.

5 comments:

Chandramouli S said...

Cool photos! Refreshing to the eyes in the morning! I never knew Susans also come as Vines! Cool!

SusanGardenChick said...

I love hanging baskets but find I am not so good with anything that requires hand watering, so am more fond of pots, since they can be hooked to a drip line.

Definitely post your photos, I love to steal ideas for good combinations.

walk2write said...

You're right about the effort part. Darn! Why can't I just wiggle my nose or something, and everything will be planted, weeded, watered.... Good luck with your baskets. Looking forward to your future pics of them.

Wayne Stratz said...

walk2write--- seems like most things in life that are good for you takes effort. seems to be a flaw in how things got designed.

Wayne Stratz said...

Chandramouli--- as far as I know, these Susans I speak of are not a close relation to the others. just similar in flower color.

Susan--- I would be honored if and when you ever feel a need to steal something from my garden. I have had veggies stolen, but that is another story.