Magazine article Sunset

Your CHECKLIST

Magazine article Sunset

Your CHECKLIST

Article excerpt

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

IDEA WE LOVE

Contain yourself

With its lineup of garden vessels that go way beyond terracotta, Los Angeles's Potted (pottedstore.com) has long been one of our favorite shops in the West. Now, owners Annette Goliti Gutierrez and Mary Gray have brought their eye for design to a series of DIY projects with their new book, Potted: Make Your Own Stylish Garden Containers (Timber Press; $20). The book features 23 ideas for making containers out of affordable, accessible materials, and one of our favorites is a project using shibori, the Japanese technique of binding and dyeing fabric to create a variety of patterns. Look for sturdier textiles that can hold a shape, like canvas, upholstery fabrics, and outdoor materials. The draped treatment also serves a practical purpose, allowing larger plants to live in their original nursery containers-where they're often happiest for a few years, ¿x

PLANT

Pair a dreamy cerulean Salvia patens 'Patio Deep Blue' in a pot with a bright yellow Rudbeckia hirta such as 'Prairie Sun' for a sensational combo that will bloom into the fall.

Sow seeds of beans, corn, cucumbers, melons, and squash, including pumpkins for Halloween. If you've never grown pumpkins before, a mini version such as 'Mini Jack' (renees garden.com) is a forgiving and quick-maturing choice.

Plant basil seedlings every three to four weeks for a steady supply of the herb all summer. Basil likes full sun, regular water, and rich garden soil. Pinch off flowers and harvest leaves regularly for bushy growth. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.