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Colours Storm


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Colours Storm by Diego Gutierrez Serrano | Travel gives you wonderful chances for new subjects, but remember that in popular locations such as in Las Vegas, Nevada, a lot of photographers have already taken pictures of striking lights. Just taking an attitude of “I can find something different here” can lead to new and interesting compositions.

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Weekend Project: Container Gardening


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Looking for a quick weekend project to spruce up your patio, deck or even you front porch? Container gardening is a great, easy project to do just that. Whether you are sprucing up some pots you already have, planning to buy new containers or creating a specific container garden, you will be pleased with your results.

Have some boring clay pots? Add some interest by sprucing up your old pots with paint! Spray paint can be used on clay pots; even plastics can now be painted with spray paint. Think about creating a design on your pot, use painters’ tape to create color blocking details or stripes. When purchasing new pots you can be a little adventurous with color depending on the selection available to you. One thing to consider when deciding on container colors is the plants you are going to plant. Make sure the plants and the pots…

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Flower Power Update!


Click here to contact SoundEagle (Web Administrator and Designer)SoundEagle says: This post presents an update on the extra lush growth observable on the same but younger potted plants shown in the post entitled “Container Gardening” a single season earlier.

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I thought I would update you on how our flower containers were doing. It is getting late in the season so the pots are getting super full.

Here are some side by side comparisons of the current and previous pictures of them. I am using small images for display so click on them to make them bigger.

Original Planting

Original Planting

The newer picture is the one on the bottom and you can’t even see the chair in the middle any more. We have also had to push them away from the door to the garage. When you walk through the door it feels like the vines are trying to grab you!

This container has filled out so much that you can’t even see the pot from either side. I especially like the begonia on the back side of the container. Those leaves are bigger than my hand!

The Canna…

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How Does Your Garden Grow?


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We’re currently living in a rental townhome with no yard, which is deeply saddening when you have a strong desire for a vegetable garden. Making the best of things, we set up some pots on the deck and filled them with our favorite herbs, tomatoes, and peppers. We’ve been doing this for a couple years and are still learning new things, like what size pots are right for each plant.
I’m not the greatest at starting from seed (what’s the opposite of a green thumb?) so I always make sure to buy healthy plants that have already started to mature. I’ve found things I’m good at (thyme, mint, peppers) and things I’m not so good at (cilantro, tomatoes, dill). I always have a few in between things that still need some work like basil (something keeps eating it) and parsley (it doesn’t seem to like extreme heat).

We constantly experiment with…

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Better Late Than Never


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Summer 2011 is so late this year…. but better late than never!
The sunflowers, dahlias and individual colorful array is happening all around here in Palo Alto now end of August…..
Much to enjoy and fun every new day to see what is arriving.
Dahlias are blooming —yet still a few more to come into bloom.

Frequently visiting are Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, and birds of all sizes galore!!

Oh it is delightful to sit on the covered porch couch and watch the activities these busy flying creatures.

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