Planting Under a Spruce Tree: Another Terra Cotta Pot Edging

Terra Cotta Pot Garden Edging
2013 Terra Cotta Pot Garden Edging

Terra Cotta Pot Garden Edging
2012 Terra Cotta Pot Garden Edging




Terra Cotta Pot Garden Edging
2013

Terra Cotta Pot Garden Edging
2012

Under a spruce tree by our deck, I have planted a few perennials.  It's a dry and shaded little area, that I edged last year with upside down terra cotta pots.  That post is here.

Some of you loved this idea.  Some of you didn't.  And, some of you suggested I turn the pots over and plant in them.  So I did!

I started out small with hen and chicks on the sedum side of the bed,

Terra Cotta Pot Garden Edging
And continued with a few more sizes of terra cotta pots planted with red impatiens.  The bed also has Lady's Mantle, a white and a pink astilbe, and two types of hostas.

Terra Cotta Pot Garden Edging


Terra Cotta Pot Garden Edging
This is the opposite side of the tree.  I have coleus planted in the rusty farm tool and the wood barrel.

Terra Cotta Pot Garden Edging


Coleus in old cultivator


Bowling Ball Ladybug
My old bowling ball painted by a friend from the Tattered Angel shop.

Terra Cotta Pot Garden Edging
Another terra cotta pot edging!



13 comments:

  1. WOW that looks great. I really like the red plants. Everything works so well under the tree.
    Happy Weekend.
    Mary

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  2. So cute (again). I like both ways but think I like the flowers the best. How do you do all of this and work outside of the house. I live on Spruce Drive.........we have huge and lots of Spruce trees.

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  3. Very pretty! Love all your flowers!

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  4. Adorable...I love it!
    I haven't done well with shaded areas.
    Pat

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  5. I love the way the pots are graduated from large to small and filled with red impatiens! Your flowers have weathered the heat well. Enjoy this break in the weather! I've been off all week and this is the first day I've enjoyed outside. Yesterday we lost a huge main branch of our very old flowering crab tree. There goes our shade and privacy. :(

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  6. I love this idea! Your yard is so beautiful. I want to try this in my own yard. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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  7. I loved the pot edging when it was upside down...but I love it even more with plants in them. So cool!

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  8. That is such a great idea! I love it. A border and pretty flowers.

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  9. Your yard is so amazing. I always love all of your ideas. The pots as edging are totally awesome. Hugs, marty

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  10. Love the pot edging with the red flowers. I need to start collecting clay pots and do this.
    Thanks for all the neat ideas.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  11. Carlene, this is just adorable,...what a payoff those impatien make! It's worth all the work to make this happen and I love how it's right by your deck so you can enjoy it.

    ~~ Sue

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  12. I really like this idea and the pots be graduated is size is so cool. Love the red impatiens to they really pop! It is so hot and humid here no one has even thought about going outside!!! I hope it gets a bit cooler soon.

    Cynthia

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  13. That is such a sweet idea. I will share it on my FB page this week. You have such wonderful style.

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