New flower pot

schoolhouse_gwJune 9, 2012

What shall I plant in this cute little yellow flower pot I bought today at the antique shop? It was only $6, because it has a hair line crack. Still thought it was too pretty to pass up. Maybe some thyme? violas? It's not terribly deep so something that doesn't need alot of room for its roots.

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cindysunshine(5b)

I love that pot! I can see thyme in it such a pretty design would be nice not to detract from it.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 3:49PM
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Sandi_W(7b/8)

I agree with cindysunshine. Thyme would be perfect.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 4:27PM
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schoolhouse_gw

I guess a trip to the greenhouse for some Thyme is in order. A silver foliage or the dark green do you think? Breezes coming through the screened window will send a nice fragrance wafting won't it?

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 8:21PM
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Sandi_W(7b/8)

Ooh, a lemon thyme would smell wonderful. There's a dark green and a variegated yellow and green.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 10:20PM
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mandolls(4)

i like complementary colors so I would vote for purple violas.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 5:57AM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

How about using it as a cache pot rather than a flower pot? Then you can change the plant whenever you like. The design is olive leaves so a Mediterranean herb like thyme would look nice outdoors in summer. But in the spring some dwarf daffs like t�te a t�te might be pretty indoors.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 12:12PM
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schoolhouse_gw

Well, I would really like it to sit inside and on that window sill during the summer. It brings a nice touch of yellow to the pantry. I like the variegated lemon thyme sandi suggests, and I know right where to find some. This nursery began as an herb farm, so they carry many varieties of thyme. I think they even have a chocolate scented one.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 7:13PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Not sure how happy thyme would be indoors, even on a window sill. Do you think it would have enough light? I suspect it would get leggy.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 2:17PM
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schoolhouse_gw

Yeah, there should be enough light. Strong sunshine until 1pm. or so on that side of the house. If it gets leggy I can snip it back. Will give it a go and see what happens. Need to get the recipe book out!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 6:05PM
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schoolhouse_gw

I chose "Silver Edged Thyme" 'Argenteus'. The plant barely fit the pot so I hope the roots have some wiggle room.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 1:55PM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Love it, another great find :).

Annette

    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 3:15PM
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cindysunshine(5b)

Very Tuscan...love it.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 3:50PM
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ianna(Z5b)

The pot is tuscan looking but it also reminds me of 1910-20s designs. Era of the flappers, tiffany lamps, William Morris designs. Great find.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 4:49PM
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schoolhouse_gw

It's McCoy pottery, a very collectible pottery in these parts. Mostly collectors admire the McCoy cookie jars. I have a big Rooster that was my grandmother's.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 6:21PM
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dyhgarden(7b)

Looks wonderful! Very cheerful!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 6:28PM
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