Tuesday, June 9, 2015

My chartreuse circle pot...

Back when I wrote about my visit to Rare Plant Research I mentioned my Bromeliad purchases were Circle Pot bound. The chartreuse Circle Pot that is.

While I loved my orange Circle Pot hanging from our big-leaf Magnolia, the chartreuse is even better. It's a little understated, less vibrant.

And the Bromeliads lend just the right touch. The tall-ish pair on the left are some sort of Billbergia. On the right are Neoregelia punctatissima 'rubra'...

Those teeth!

The color contrast was a big part of what I loved about this combo. Now I've learned the 'rubra' isn't likely to stay that way under the heavy shade of the Magnolia. Oh well.

The dangly bits are Tillandsia usneoides, aka Spanish Moss.

The orange Circle Pot now lives under the shade pavilion. It's filled with Muehlenbeckia 'Big Leaf'.

The regular old (thugish) Muehlenbeckia axillaris fills my green Gainey Ceramic pot.

And the orange Flango Hover Dish is full of painted ferns.

I've gone from complaining about there being no great hanging pot choices to feeling quite rich...

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23 comments:

  1. The Bromeliads are a perfect choice for that circle pot! Love them. I was quite surprised the first time I realized so many Broms had teeth.

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    1. Thanks, and those teeth are sharp!

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  2. When the shade pavilion went up in June 2009 (happy pavilionersary!) did you ever imagine that you'd have planters like these to hang from it? So perfect!

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    1. No I did not. For years there weren't any good ones, we've turned a corner for sure.

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  3. I've shied away from bromeliads, but you show me how they can work. You do orange and chartreuse pretty nicely, too, Ms Danger. The painted ferns are the perfect contrast to that deep orange hover dish.

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    1. I ws concerned at first that the painted ferns and orange pot would be "too much" but I love them. Glad you think they look good too.

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  4. I love it with the bromeliads and the chartreuse colour!

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  5. Exquisite! And love the mix of both colours too!

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    1. Hopefully they'll stay the vibrant colors they are now.

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  6. Your new circle pot looks great in that location. Great plant/pot pairings all around!

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  7. The hanging gardens of...Danger Garden: fast becoming one of the wonders of the gardening world.

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  8. Very lovely! Good job!

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  9. You've created great pairings for all these pots, Loree, although I'm especially fond of the painted fern in the orange pot. I keep waiting for the circle pot to come down in price (yes, I know, I'm subject to delusions).

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  10. that shade pavilion is fantastic & what a great idea with the wire extended diagonally to hang your pots from, pots look great too!

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  11. They are all wonderful, but the chartreuse Circle Pot is killing me. The color is perfect, and that second photo... understated, but eye-catching in the best way. And what a garden...!

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  12. Perfect! I've never seen bromeliads with teeth like that. There's something kind of chilling when you only know a type of plant to be smooth and soft edged (relatively), and then you think you're looking at one of those (like I did until the close up), when out of nowhere come lots of sharp teeth. Cool.
    On the weekend I was in Kmart getting photos printed and they had one round ceramic hanging planter much like your chartreuse and orange ones (and some other pretty cool stuff surprisingly). Must check back and grab another while I can if possible, it's the only time I've ever seen something like that here. Usually it's just plastic, or wire with coir inside. Not very inspiring.

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  13. Hi Loree - it was great to see you in Toronto! Those circle pots are wonderful, both the chartreuse and orange. They're just a little bit startling - in a good way - not what pots are supposed to look like. At the same time the circular shape seems more natural, and a good contrast to the parallel lines of the fence.

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  14. Nice pots. Was the Fling '15 a blast? Looking forward to posts, regretting I had to miss it.

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  15. Great combinations! I like both the orange and the chartreuse, and the plants you chose to pair them with. Chartreuse is a personal favorite color, I'm not sure why. Maybe because it's unique but not overstated? Or maybe I just like it. ;) Great to meet you at the Fling!

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