Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Crayola colors

The change is coming slowly but surely.

The clustering of ‘the blue pots’ is being broken up and a variety of bright crayola colors are being introduced onto the ugly grey driveway entrance.

I found a nice ribbed green pot and an oval shaped yellow pot at AW Pottery in Oakland.
I couldn’t stand not having the pots planted up so I popped in some plants that I had hanging around the greenhouse.

This weekend I will work on finding something more ‘planterly appropriate’.

I need to dial this rag tag clustering of pots up for next month when a magazine writer is coming to scout my garden for an possible upcoming article on ‘garden designers who have their own gardens’.

December is not exactly the best time of year to be scouting for projects, but I wasn’t about to say no, especially in this economy. Now is not the time to be picky.
Any publicity has got to be good publicity right about now.

From Pina Colada

From Pina Colada

From Pina Colada


Pam/Digging said...

It looks great. I can see you don't use your garage since you parked a bunch of pots in front of it. I really like your giant papyrus entryway.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Liking the crayola fest! Do you give the papyrus extra water...or are they generally happy campers? Ours wants to be practically drowning.

ConsciousGardener said...

It's high time I left a comment, I've been checking in on your site for months now and you're on my blogroll. The reason I'm leaving this is that you've been "Hammered!"

Go to my blog to see just what that means, and I totally understand if it's not your bag...I just want you to know that I love your sense of design! and blog name!

Cheryl in Austin

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

Yes, right about now any publicity is good publicity. Have you considered a sex tape? From what I've seen it can help to sell books.

Your pots are looking lovely, but it's a tease as we here in the northeast are in the process of putting all ours away for the winter.

Christine said...

Despite the weather, your garden looks fab! If that's the work in progress, I can't imagine what the finished product will look like! (as if there's such a thing as a "finished" garden...)

Phrago said...

Can we say OOOOOOOOOO-LALA! I thinks Michelle has had a bit of fun. :)
I like, so I have put it up as a screeen saver for a few days, hope you don't mind... Very nice! How about adding a few of your Acorn pots in the open areas in front of the pots. Amazing how the Plants look so settled in. Love the orange Poppies... Patrick

Deviant Deziner, aka Michelle said...

Hello everyone.

There is actually a wide enough berth to get into the garage. That garage door is usually opened most of the time because it is my mad scientist studio and tool shop.

I do give the papyrus extra water, especially in the summer time. The more water they get the better they look.

Nice of you to say hello . I don't know what being hammered is unless it has to do with a bottle of wine or tequila, but I'll check out your blog.

I haven't entertained the though of doing a sex tape. For me, at this age and body fat index it would be a horror film.

I'm still working on the textural form and foliage color for the pots. I really want them to 'pop'!

Deviant Deziner, aka Michelle said...

Hey Patrick,
I've been thinking of adding a few of the acorn pots.
Most of the larger ones, which are pretty heavy when filled with soil will be the choice.
My neighborhood is pretty good but I don't want to take too much of a chance and have someone squirrel one away.


danger garden said...

Lookin good...I thought the same as Pam ("wow she must not use that garage") as soon as I saw the pictures. But this is something I would do...even if I used the garage and the pots were in the way. Sometimes function has to take a back seat. Good luck with the PR!

Deviant Deziner, aka Michelle said...

Hey Danger,
I used a ploy called a 'blind entry' when laying out the pots in front of the garage door.
I use the garage a lot so I need to easily get in and out of it . It's my mad scientist studio and the door is almost always open so that I can get natural light into the cave.. er ummm I mean studio.

Basically a blind entry is a zig zag overlapping line with enough room in between the over lap that you can maneuver in and out.

I do this with hedge work too.

It sort of looks like this :

open space ==========

From straight on it looks like the two lines merge and make a solid wall.
But if you walk around the first line you can see that there is an opening between the two.

Thanks for stopping in !


Phrago said...

Hey Michelle, Maybe you could put the acorns out when the interview is to happen and afterwards tuck them safely back into your garden so they don't disappear. What ever you do, post Photos please...

Phrago said...

Hey, I don't think my last post went thru, got a message that said something about a server error? Anyway, I asked: What is that Grey-green spidery looking succulant hanging out of the orange pot in the third Photo? Is that some type of Aloe? Very interesting looking

Deviant Deziner, aka Michelle said...

Patrick the green spiderly looking plant is an odd cotyledon that I was given by the late Dr. Schwartz , when he had me up to his botanical garden in Bolinas many many years ago.

You're welcome to have a cutting.

Phrago said...

Hey Michelle, I would love a cutting. Thanks you for your generous offer... I sent you an email a few days back but it seems to have been lost in cyber Space. Did you get it? Patrick