Friday, March 21, 2014
Pot Incorporated at Contained Exuberance
If you've been to the Xera Plants retail shop here in Portland you've no doubt seen the potted creations of Bob Hyland, owner of Contained Exuberace/Hyland Garden Design, who shares their space. While I always enjoy checking out what Bob's come up with, things just got a whole lot more exciting because he's carrying the brightly colored hanging "Hover Dish" pots designed by Pot, Incorporated. You know, these guys...(photo of their display at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, taken by Vanessa Gardner Nagel)...
Since I missed the NWFG Show this year I hadn't gotten to see these containers in person, until now.
The are just as fabulous as I suspected they would be.
Naturally Bob had a wealth of plants to chose from to plant these up...
I have to share this unexpected gem just outside the Xera shop door...Adinah from Xera came up with this creative solution for a space that could have easily become a neighborhood ashtray.
Too cute right?
These are pretty spectacular too. I've lusted after the metal version for years.
Bob's container choices tend toward neutral colors...
So when he throws in a pop of color it's all the more striking.
While chatting about the Pot, Inc. containers Bob commented on how well made they are.
With great details like the ability to release the wires and move them out of the way while planting.
And look, a drainage hole! Yay for that.
These are not inexpensive containers, priced at $125, $135 and $175, but also not out of the range of other comparable designs.
Before I left I had to head outside to soak up more sunshine and look at a few more containers...
Well designed hanging planters are so hard to find, I'm thrilled these are now available here in Portland!
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