|Number of Seeds||100 seeds|
|Spacing in Row||8 to 12 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||18 inches|
|Planting Depth||<¼ inch|
|Days to Germination||7 to 14|
|Days to Maturity||75|
|Height at Maturity||12 to 18 inches|
|Width at Maturity||12 to 18 inches|
How to Grow
Direct sow 2-3 weeks before last frost, or start indoors a few weeks before that and then transplant (carefully--Love in a Mist can be temperamental at transplant time). Love in a Mist tolerates dry conditions and likes average soil. May self-sow.
About the Artist
Artwork by Polly M. Law. Polly makes paper dolls with deep personal issues. She uses humble materials- illustration board, acrylic paint, buttons, wire to acheive elegant and sophisticated effects. She manipulates the forms and employs pattern, rich color and gesture to explore myths of deep time and current self. The female figure is her usual vehicle for expression. The figures themselves are inwardly-focussed though their gaze may be disconcertingly direct. Often they chafe at the constraints of mode but who does not also wish for the rustle of silk in their life? The figures stand proud of the backgrounds to achieve a flat/3D effect- turning the frame into a proscenium; each piece a small theatre for private dramas. Her work has been favorably compared to that of Joseph Cornell but in fact has been more influenced by the animation work of Jan Svankmajer, and the luscious patterns, textures and graphic forms of Eyvind Earle.