Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Potted, because how could I not? And then I drove around the corner...

So I'm now officially blurring the edges of my vacation posts. I'm moving on to our most recent SoCal Christmas vacation without first finishing the 2014 version...ah well...it's all good...(right?)

Since I was just within a couple miles of Potted I had to stop in for a quick look-see.

That's kind of cool...

Like a super fancy CMU planter.

Kalanchoe beharensis - Velvet Elephant Ear (I think)...

Horrid picture but these were very cool grated cactus, an excellent dark mahogany color.

I bought this one.

I love the metal container stands...

Not so in-love with the terracotta though.

Once inside I was distracted by the fact Annette was working and got to chatting with her and kind of forgot to take more photos...

Well except for one of the octo-planters...

And the Bauer planters (of course). Oh and guess what...(exciting news!) Annette and her business partner Mary are writing a book for Timber Press (due out spring of 2017). With the ladies behind "indoor style for outdoor living" at work you just know it's gonna be good...

But as the title says...after leaving Potted I drove around the corner, where I discovered this fun planting.

Of course the Agaves in the hell-strip are what I first noticed. But then my eye drifted to the Acacia cultriformis in their cages...

All five of them...

Must grow up straight and tall!

Oh but those Agaves...

Stripes!

And jagged claws...

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19 comments:

  1. I just got an Octo planter in the mail from the company that made them. Without my permission, they used a photo of mine taken at the Denver Botanic Garden of one of their pots planted with succulents. When I politely pointed out their breach of etiquette they sent me a pot. It is very red, and I haven't figure what will go in it yet.

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    1. Hmmm...that's an interesting way of making it right. Or attempting to.

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  2. You visit all the best places! Great news about the coming book publication. Love the planting too!

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    1. Well, some of the best places at least.

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  3. Love these little peeks into your vacation adventures.

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    1. I hope I don't over share. I don't want to be that person.

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  4. I'm still wondering about those Acacia...The entire planting looks thoughtful and well-executed, so the designer must have chosen the Acacia for their water-fountain shape...so this is a designed and desired effect...and I think I like it...but I also see thwarted growth habit and that rankles...so, still undecided.

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    1. Maybe once they get up above the wall, and can fan out in that direction too, they'll straighten up? (and have their cages removed)

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  5. I quite like those cages... so much fun and inspiring stuff at Potted!

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    1. So much good stuff, quite dangerous to the wallet.

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  6. Everything at Potted wants to come home with me.

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  7. The Acacia cages are nifty! To answer your question: Yes, it's all good! Those Agaves--wow!

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  8. Those acacias...plant bondage. With the clipped hedges in the back, you've got full-on garden BDSM. Actually, the agaves fit the theme, too. I knew there was something weird about formal gardens.

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    1. Actually I think the clipped hedge is an ivy covered wall and if you look closely the back of the cage is open, so if they really weren't enjoying it the Acacias could conceivably push their way free...(just sayin...)

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  9. It's always fun to see what's going on at Potted. So many good ideas. The purple grafted cactus just might change my mind on them.

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    1. And it's even a deeper, darker, color in "real life"...

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  10. That creeping fig on the wall spreads its roots far and wide. I know, I've got it on my back wall. My take on the cages is to keep the trees from leaning into the sidewalk, attempting to get the canopy up and over the fence height. The acacias are planted in a very narrow, root infested border, where it's difficult to get traction. I wish I had caged my leaning Acacia podalyrifolia!

    Didn't Potted look fabulous this hoilday?

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