Peg's Blue Pot

In my 'Pots with Peg' post 4/24/13, I said I would post some photos of Peg's new blue pot that we purchased from Portland Nursery.   The main plant material is Echeveria hybrid (cactus-like plant), Cardoon (artichoke family), and Kangaroo Paw (the strappy dark green foliage).  The pot creation will become more beautiful as the plants settle in to their new home. 

Echiveria hybrid.  Beautiful focal point to the plantings.

Echiveria hybrid.  Beautiful focal point to the plantings.

Plant Material:  Echeveria hybrid, Lysimachia / Chocolate Creeping Jenny, Cardoon, Origanum vulgare 'Aureum' / Golden Oregano,  Antirrhinum majus 'Bronze Dragon' / Dwarf Snapdragon, Anigozanthos 'Gold Velvet' / Gold Kangaroo Paw.

Plant Material:  Echeveria hybrid, Lysimachia / Chocolate Creeping Jenny, Cardoon, Origanum vulgare 'Aureum' / Golden Oregano,  Antirrhinum majus 'Bronze Dragon' / Dwarf Snapdragon, Anigozanthos 'Gold Velvet' / Gold Kangaroo Paw.

I love the pseudo 'nailhead' decoration.  They look like bumps...:)

I love the pseudo 'nailhead' decoration.  They look like bumps...:)

In placing the pot, Peg and I went back and forth trying to choose between two locations for its home.  I originally thought it would look great as the first thing you see upon driving up to Peg's front, but the pot competed too much with her beautiful front door.  The cooler spot was the corner point of her pathway and the turn that takes you to her back garden.  I thought it made a stunning focal point, something beautiful to pause and gaze at.  Peg agreed.  Pots in the garden are fun and unexpected.  Choose wisely and don't overdo.  In a small-space garden, one or a few, or a small collection of well-placed pots goes a long way. 

Peg's blue pot nestled in the garden.

Peg's blue pot nestled in the garden.

Anyone else have a potted plant creation you'd like to share?  Send photos to holly@thewhitepear.com.  I'd love to post them.   And, check out the links at the bottom of this post.  You can comment, like, and share.  Enjoy and always love hearing from you.

Till the next time...

Love, Holly ~ Your Queen Bee at The White Pear