Friday, August 30, 2013

Look Who Came to Visit at Work Yesterday

Sasquatch!
  Our hotel is hosting a production crew and actors for a fishing reality show.  Sasquatch is making commercials for Jack's Link's (beef jerky ), the main sponsor for this show.  He has been spotted all around the town doing all sorts of crazy things.  The whole town is enjoying our week of fame.  We cannot wait for the shows to air, beginning in January.
 
Since I had my camera at work, I snapped a shot of one of the four containers I do each year. 
There are a  couple of Tropicana flowers almost ready to bloom.  The creeping jenny has been gobbled up by the Ipomeoa. Jenny is not as aggressive as I had hoped.  I really wanted that shot of chartreuse to hang down in the front. 
 
Here is a close up of the foliage plants -- Persian Shield, Coleus, Ipomeoa and licorice plant instead of Jenny in this one.
 
 
This container is on my porch at home and Jenny behaved beautifully. Of course the container is shorter and has no Ipomeoa.

 
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The licorice plant shows up nicely in the containers flanking my garage.
I will have to remember to use the golden licorice plant instead of Creeping Jenny with Ipomeoa.
 
I always enjoy my containers in late August when the perennial garden is pretty much done!

15 comments:

  1. Your container gardens are so pretty. You do such a great job with them.
    I'll have to look for the fishing show and Sasquatch commercial this fall.

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    1. It will be on the Outdoor Channel.

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  2. That will be fun to see on TV. Great way to mess up a hairdo with a big hairy hand! Love your container gardens. You do wonderful work!!! xo Diana

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    1. Glad you noticed that was his hand and NOT my hairdo! LOL.

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  3. Your containers are really looking good. Usually by this time of year, mine are pretty much "tired".

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    1. Yup, just like my perennial garden. I am pretty much done with it until next spring.

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  4. Your containers are looking great, Zoey! Mine on the front porch are very tired looking. I've tried fertilizing and if that doesn't help, I'll redo them. I like how yours have lasted all season long. Next year I do mine on the porch with Supertunia Vista Bubblegum. It'll last and it'll cascade beautifully. Have a great wknd!

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    1. Beth,
      That is one of things I like about tropical planters. They don't begin to bloom until August, so when everything else is worn out, they are new and fresh!

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  5. Zoey, you have a green thumb, that's for sure! Pretty and showy planters!
    Fun times with the Sasquatch..will you be in the show?

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  7. What a hairy looking guy! Hope you don't have nightmares.

    Mom always said if you keep the little tiny stems of flowers pinched out of coleus they grow bigger. Maybe google can verify that!

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  8. Mom is right. I pinch out the flowers until about mid August, then I let them grow to get a new look for fall.

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  9. Ha ha! I thought you were getting ready for Halloween!
    Amazing containers! I guess you could move the one vying for attention for Creeping Jenny or pull some of the leaves off. I have some Jenny creeping in the lawn. It is a slow one, but looks interesting.

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