off topic - face pots

mrtoad(7b NC)April 13, 2009

face pots given to me by wife (birthday gift) - i am trying to decide what to plant in the pots - any suggestions would be helpful - half/day afternoon sun - pots are frost proof - thanks, mr toad

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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

What gorgeous pots! I have never seen anything like them! If you want whimsical, Mexican hair grass would be good: Stipa tenuissima. :)

    Bookmark   April 13, 2009 at 5:56PM
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eibren(z6PA)

Sage, horehound, and thyme all like good drainage and would probably return next year.

I think it should definitely be an herb that drapes a bit, or ivy.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2009 at 10:02PM
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thistle5(z7 VA)

beautiful pots! How about creeping jenny or sedum 'Angelina'? both very hardy (almost indestructible), w/ trailing foliage...

    Bookmark   April 14, 2009 at 4:30PM
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quacksalver

what about something like black mondo grass for the king? or something equally tidy looking, a matt forming purple sedum? And for the queen that trailing silver dichondra? Cool pots!

    Bookmark   April 21, 2009 at 5:57PM
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marcy3459(6a NE OK)

Beautiful pots!! I second the suggestions for thyme, maybe the variegated yellowy green thyme or with the purple sedum? In my experience, three things you can't kill are thyme, sedum and creeping jenny. And again, LOVE The pots.

Marcy

    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 1:17PM
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I would plant Oregano 'Kent Beauty' in the Queen and Lotus berthelotii in the King. :)

    Bookmark   May 17, 2009 at 10:47PM
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weedlady(Central OH 6)

Oh, these are awesome! I am sure we all would LOVE to know what you chose to plant in them!
I think I'd have gone with a sedum, especially 'Blue Spruce' as I think it would echo nicely the verdigris in the crannies of the terra cotta.
Sedum 'Golden Acre' grows really fast and is perfectly drought tolerant/resistant, but not sure the color would be as complementary.
Hope you post a pic!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2009 at 8:36AM
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