Mad Potting!

 
The plants on the left are Red Sensation Cordyline
I tend to over think things. I plan, gather info, rethink, re-sketch, compare price points, etc, etc, etc. Lately I've been throwing caution to the wind.  Not because I'm turning a new leaf or anything. It's more because I have too many projects and too little time to rethink.

I was at Home Depot the other day and saw succulents for about a $1 a piece. I rarely buy plants at Home Depot. There are too many fabulous, small, family owned nurseries around our home. I'd rather give my business to them.  But for a $1 a piece I couldn't pass it up. Of course the purchase of one plant generally demands the purchase of another to complete the look.

In the past I would have sketched out the plant combination for each pot. This time I said "screw it" and I figured it out when I got home.  I don't think they look bad. We'll see how they all work together as each plant starts to grow in but whatever doesn't work I can always repot.,,,right?  This little exercise felt rather liberating.  I may do the same when picking exterior paint colors.

Anyway, for the record these are the plants I purchased this week:

String of Pearls or Senecio rowleyanus
 

Lola, I didn't get the Botanical name.

Orostachys erubescens

 I like how the Red Sensation Cordyline give the pots more height. The small succulents will need time to peek out over the pots but even now it looks better than the empty sad pots I had before.

 And this is more or less the view from the dining room.  By the way. I don't like the chair we have out there. However, I found it in the alley when I lived in Santa Monica.  It was exactly what I needed at the time. My brother sanded and stained it so I'm not quite ready to part with it. 


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kriselkeeper: Mad Potting!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mad Potting!

 
The plants on the left are Red Sensation Cordyline
I tend to over think things. I plan, gather info, rethink, re-sketch, compare price points, etc, etc, etc. Lately I've been throwing caution to the wind.  Not because I'm turning a new leaf or anything. It's more because I have too many projects and too little time to rethink.

I was at Home Depot the other day and saw succulents for about a $1 a piece. I rarely buy plants at Home Depot. There are too many fabulous, small, family owned nurseries around our home. I'd rather give my business to them.  But for a $1 a piece I couldn't pass it up. Of course the purchase of one plant generally demands the purchase of another to complete the look.

In the past I would have sketched out the plant combination for each pot. This time I said "screw it" and I figured it out when I got home.  I don't think they look bad. We'll see how they all work together as each plant starts to grow in but whatever doesn't work I can always repot.,,,right?  This little exercise felt rather liberating.  I may do the same when picking exterior paint colors.

Anyway, for the record these are the plants I purchased this week:

String of Pearls or Senecio rowleyanus

Lola, I didn't get the Botanical name.

Orostachys erubescens

 I like how the Red Sensation Cordyline give the pots more height. The small succulents will need time to peek out over the pots but even now it looks better than the empty sad pots I had before.

 And this is more or less the view from the dining room.  By the way. I don't like the chair we have out there. However, I found it in the alley when I lived in Santa Monica.  It was exactly what I needed at the time. My brother sanded and stained it so I'm not quite ready to part with it. 


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