When several of your creative friends are linked to an exhibition called Flora Exotica you have to go check it out, right?
Flora Exotica took place last Sunday at Casa Rana (aka Flora Noble). Owners Elsa and Tyler Lang invited Portlanders into their open-air outdoor plant studio space to admire (and purchase) hand painted pots.
The pots were created by Claire Bandfield of apotspot. We toured Claire's home studio back in May of 2016 (here)
I only got to chat with Claire briefly (her fans all needed a bit of her time), I wish I would have asked about what appears to be a slightly different finish on the pots she brought for display.
Here are the painted-up and planted pots...
Hey look, a Kate Blairstone original!
And another, I think this one might be my favorite of the whole show, excellent plant pairing too! (Fish Bowl, $225)
Cut-Outs, by Taryn Cowart ($85)
I neglected to get the name of the artist behind this one, isn't it fabulous though? And that Aloe! (One gripe, the pots, especially this one, could use a little gravel or glass mulch ...to hide the potting soil)
Forest Floor, by Meg Hunt ($275)
This Monstera is V Deliciosa, by Sarah Martin ($125)
The prints were done by Elsa and Tyler Lang.
I contemplated the purchase of this one.
And this one. But didn't follow-through (what was I thinking?)
Their utility sink set-up had me mourning the loss of our basement sink. We had one just like this, but it was cracked and rather abused. It got demolished with the start of our basement bathroom project. I would have loved to use it in the garage for planting and potting.
There's Elsa, she was so busy this was the only photo of her I managed to snap. Don't you just love the monster Tillandsia (Bromeliad?) in the hanger?
There was another.
Outside the studio, their garden is taking shape.
A monster Lilac with Opuntia taking shelter underneath. Only in Portland.
I do love me some Lilacs...
I think I recognize a trio of apotspot pots!
They've got a fine cactus collection going.
And an Agave too!
Oh look! It's the (famous) artist Kate Blairstone with Nathan Limprecht.
Alas it was time to take my leave.
But not before I photographed these florific stained glass windows hanging at the side of the house.
Thanks Flora Noble!
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