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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Container planting tra la la





I'm not sure if there is anything I enjoy more than container planting. Perhaps I'd like to dance while container planting, eat a fine meal while container planting, travel Europe with a container and some plantings and I'd be pretty darn happy.
I think it's the immediate reward, the boundary of an edge and it doesn't take days to accomplish. That's why I was never a good knitter unless I was using giant needles, like the size of baseball bat and the thickest wool I could find. I really mastered the one hour scarf. It was the same with sewing, if it can be done in under an hour, I'd make fifty of whatever project I had taken on.
I'd like to think I'm a journey kind of a girl but the destination is always so rewarding. Process for me seems to inspire my inner eight year old, "are we there yet?" When I do arrive I never seem to stay long is the problem, on to the next one and so it goes. Perhaps I should consider that I've plugged in and maybe need to let things percolate awhile before thinking 'now what?' List after list with things left unchecked.
Maybe we could all stand to let things be? Resist crossing it all off. At least just for tonight.
Alison xo

6 comments:

meredith r. mistletoe said...

ha, story of my life-- can I do it now immediately and have it be done and enjoy it and revel in my cleverness for having done it?
no? then I'm not interested!

maybe I should container garden??

Urbanstems said...

I agree instant projects..so I am off to container garden too!!! Actually after I make some mars bar rice krispy squares for my baby's 7th birthday tomorrow!!!(he is still my baby!) Are we there yet?!!!!!! Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog Lady C you made my day..now I am off to dance in my kitchen to some Florence and the machine and Dizzie Rascal You've got the love and melt some chocolate!!!! x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Have a wonderful weekend...lovely shots!

Jennifer said...

I love the combination and this is one of my many to dos this weekend - herb containers, mixed containers, container containers....the weeds will wait. Jennifer peek in jennsthreegraces

Merissa Cherie said...

The store front looks beautiful and inviting!

Caitlin said...

I literally just finished reading your entire blog and nearly had to wipe the drool off of my keyboard after seeing your flowers! OMG, I'm a flower fanatic and I swear if I could teleport you into my home, I would.

You do a great job and the blog is so fun and lively. Just what I needed to inspire me to head on over to Lowes for a little more flowers for my containers!

I'll definitely be back for more!

xoxo,
Caitlin @ That House on the Corner