When I Don't Plant in Junk, I Pick Terra Cotta Pots

I think you know that I love to plant flowers in junk!

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But when I don't plant in junk, I plant in terra cotta pots.  Here I planted a verbena in a watering can, and New Guinea impatiens in a terra cotta pot with barnacles and hen and chicks along side in the same pot.


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I planted small terra cotta pots with annuals for the tables at my youngest daughter's graduation in 2012.  The pots were placed on green indoor/outdoor carpet cut in the shapes of the greens at our local golf course.  My daughter was a high school golfer, and is a college golfer.  In this terra cotta pot are yellow violas with purple angelonia.

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I bring my houseplants outside during the summer.  This peace lily is in a terra cotta pot and is positioned among my vintage garden hand tools in a wooden raisin crate.

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I have had this stepladder in my front border for many years.  I always anchor the terra cotta pots on the ladder rungs with large spikes in the pot holes.

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Pots on spikes on rungs here too.

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Again on this old tree house ladder, I positioned terra cotta pots with the holes on a large nail or spike.

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I also place terra cotta pots in vignettes in bark chips.

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I have made a terra cotta pot edging under a spruce tree in my yard.  Both upside down... (like this)

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And right side up with hen and chicks and impatiens.  (Like this)

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One year I planted terra cotta pots with red geraniums to match this sign, (here in early spring).

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I have used terra cotta pots with rustic frames.  Again, I have used a nail in the frame to anchor the terra cotta pot with succulents.

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And then there are the terra cotta pots from my sister in law's gardens!  Fun with gnomes and a miniature wagon.

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AND, fun with hen and chicks in terra cotta pots and horse shoes on chicken wire in a frame!!!!!!!

I love terra cotta.

I love terra cotta so much that I painted my 3rd house paint color in terra cotta!  My accent color is terra cotta!

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The house steel siding is wedgewood blue, (from 1988), the window and soffit trim is white, and the house shutters, doors and garage doors are terra cotta.






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7 comments:

  1. What an absolutely Beautiful garden and great display of unique potting vessels. One of the things I struggle with living in the desert is the lack of plants and greenery.

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  2. THat pot edging is still one of my all time faves! I love that you used terra cotta in your house color scheme too!

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  3. The ladder idea is so adorable, and I can tell you are a great gardener. I love being outdoors, but have to make time for it. I think I'll be visiting the garden shop this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Your gardens are so lovely, Carlene...makes me dream of summer! Sounds like another snowstorm tomorrow, though...sigh. I love the look of terra cotta, too...so classic and earthy!

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  5. I've given up gardening here...I'm hoping to get back north where I can. I'm saving all your ideas for that! Great ones! It's 65 here but terra cotta is out of the question as I would have to water them 5 times a day it's so hot in the Summer. But I was outside today, sanding a bench to paint.

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  6. You're garden is gorgeous Carlene - thank you for sharing all these pictures. I love terracotta too and my all time favourite plants are geraniums - I have lots of red ones in the summer, but they're all hibernating in my garage at the moment :) I planted a big terracotta pot with layers of spring time bulbs a couple of years ago and I still have a display each spring - snowdrops, then crocuses, daffodils and tulips later and when they die back I just drag the pot out of sight and leave it for next year - lazy gardener that I am! But I'm going to try some of your junk ideas this year - thanks for all the inspiration.

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  7. You a beautiful garden your flowers are gorgeous. Your thumb must really be green.lol
    Thanks for sharing. You have me some wonderful ideas. Thanks again

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