I love decorative planters so much, I create recipes for my most successful plantings. It takes practice to select plants that will complement one another in a container. That's why I am busy creating recipes and sharing them in The Potting Shed. If there are containers in your garden, I hope they are full and lovely now. And that next year, you might try one of my recipes or others that I've linked to.
So what's this about Prada pots?
Early in the season, I took part in a greenhouse tour in my community. The staff person who guided us mentioned that yellow was the 'hot colour' for 2013. At the time, I sniffed at this; I have yellow flowers in some perennial beds, but it's not a go-to colour for container designs in my mind. At least it wasn't.
How could I resist the sweet wee blooms of Mecardonia 'Golddust' or the chartreuse leaves of 'Flashlights' Millet, 'Goldilocks' Creeping Jenny, and 'Wasabi' Coleus? African Daisies (Osteospermum) with their subtle tones found their way into every pot.
What had happened?
It's like that in the plant world too. There are 'fashion mavens' who select the new hybrids that are ready for market. And we are influenced by them.
I don't care one bit. This year, it seems, I love yellow.
Like the container design on this page? Find the downloadable file 'Flashlight on Coleus' in The Potting Shed.
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