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Monday, April 30, 2012

Messy, Messy, Messy

It's fun to show you the beautiful flowers and growing vegetables at Garden on Sherlock Street.  Sometimes, I show you the dying plants too.  But, there's another occurrence which I have not photographed until this past weekend.  It's the mess of creating container plantings.  Saturday evening, I planted a lot of containers.  Beautiful photos of them will come soon with notes about what I planted.  I didn't finish my plantings until after the sun had gone down.  I was working by the patio lights.  These photos were taken with a flash to light the mess.

Here's the general collection of stuff used to get everything settled.


I added to my collection of little containers from starter plants.


The new watering can was pressed into service.


I started out wearing gloves, but they soon found themselves sitting on the glider while I just got my hands dirty.




15 comments:

  1. I always make a big mess, too, when I plant anything -- containers or things in the garden! Dirt everywhere! We're getting thunderstorms (and have all night) but are relishing the rain. Of course, there may be no garden time today!

    Don't you love your new watering can?

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  2. I have been container gardening it for awhile too. Not know where I am going to land in the mix of things I want my plants but don't want to leave them behind AGAIN! I too strip off my gloves, I try really try to keep them on so I don't have worn out old hands but I just cant feel what I am doing. Oh well.

    With All That I am
    Carrie "The Handmade Homemaker"

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  3. I always have such good intentions to be neat when I start a potting project, but in about two minutes the mess overwhelms my bench, the patio and the whole area. Soil everywhere, and tools and debris... oh my. But it gets done and the plants are always happy.

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  4. Thats usually the most fun part! The making of the BIG mess!

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  5. I enjoy container gardening, that's what my place looks like when I do! Oh, but those messes are worth it, aren't they??

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  6. Yesterday was my day to make a mess (at least of myself). We had just received rain and the soil was really too wet for planting, but I sat out of the wet lawn/soil and weeded the buffalo grass we planted last summer. By the time I came in, my shorts were much more brown than blue, the back of my legs carried a thick surface of damp soil, and my hands looked like I was wearing dark brown gloves, even though I wasn't!

    I'm looking forward to seeing the fruits of your patio labors!

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    1. It's easiest to weed after a rain. I've come in soaked from the process too.

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  7. You had a busy day! I love your watering can.

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  8. I'm very OCD so I tend to be very organized and clean when I do these projects. I can't wait to see the final pictures. :)

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  9. I hope you were able to get it all over with at once! It's such a mess and I always hate making the same one over and over...Can't wait to see how great it looks later on!

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  10. When I'm working in our flower beds I usually shed my gloves and then have to search for them. It looks to me as if you had a minimal mess when creating your container plantings. I'm looking forward to the beautiful pictures to come.

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  11. lol.....you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs, Love the watering can.

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  12. Sometimes there is just nothing better than dirt under your nails!! It's always nice to see the REAL world!

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  13. Due to small space I have at home, I'm planning to plant vegetables and herbs on containers. I love the tub behind your watering can!

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