I miss container gardening. The above photo shows some containers/plants from a couple years ago. I’ve been unable to do any this year but instead I’ve been making special note of interesting combinations I see on other’s front porches, steps, walkways, so that when I am able to do up some pots again I have some ideas for inspiration.
I was driving around an unusual neighborhood, Prospect, that has dramatic color combinations in the choices of house colors. I noticed that in front of one of the more mild looking homes someone had chosen 4 or 5 electric green, slightly round pots, put them in a row spaced approximately 2 ft. apart, and planted in each one marigolds, blue fescue and that long purple, thick stemmed, trailing plant (I can not for the life of me remember it’s name right now); it is often an indoor plant but this year I’m seeing it planted outside quite a bit, I will figure out it’s name. Anyway, the point is that it was such a beautiful and creative combo: the bright, chartreuse green pot, the orange of the marigold, the blue of the fescue and then the purple trailing plant. The house itself is a kind of gray and understated blue, together with a dark blue or gray trim. You can imagine how everything worked together and contrasted nicely, or I’m hoping you can imagine. I think it would be nice if I had a photo, too bad. I think one of the things that struck me was the powerful use of repetition: the same plants in each pot, the same shape and color of pot, the right size pot (too small a pot and the effect would have been lost).
Do you have any pots that you’ve planted this year that you like how they turned out? Want to share? Leave a comment and connect us to a link of a photo of your pot.
Have a great weekend!