Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My Garden Pots

I love garden pots. Especially stone or concrete or iron ones. They are great in the garden. I've got them scattered here and there throughout the garden -- filled with mostly summer annuals.

A great concrete planter with the geraniums in it -- it looks aged but isn't. A splurge at my favorite garden store, Red Cedar Gardens.

Actually four square planters that I bought early on for Linderhof's front -- to hold the summer geraniums or begonias. I have since replaced them and by turning one upside down and one right side up, they make the perfect addition to each side of our new brick stairs. The left one is planted with ivy -- to be brought inside in the winter. The one to the right holds some purple summer annuals.
A planter that's a statue as well -- it's been moved here and there in the garden but has landed under the trees for a few years now. It holds ferns and caldiums -- shade loving plants.
A begonia in one of my favorite concrete pots -- bought at a "steal" at Red Cedar -- the last one and marked way down.
My two big French pots, the concrete pot from Red Cedar that was a "steal" and another Red Cedar purchase -- the lion's head pot.
A group of planters that I see from my kitchen window -- mixed plantings from a dew drop tree to lavender in one of the pots to a couple of nice boxwoods (that need trimming).

The planters at my front entrance -- iron with a bit of rusty "patina" -- filled this summer with red geraniums.

My newest pot -- filled but not planted (which is why a bit of a wilt) with coleus. It's concrete, with a chip or two and a lovely mossy patina. An Estate Sale find for a "steal" -- $40. I saw it the first day of the sale but . . . when I went back the third day and everything was half off -- I snapped it up. It's a nice addition to the Garden Pots at Linderhof. Next spring I'll plant it with purpose rather than just plopping something in.

Please join Susan at A Southern Daydreamer to see everyone's outdoor adventures this Wednesday.


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

All of them are so pretty. I especially love the statute holding a pot. laurie

Anonymous said...

What lovely concrete planters! Your gardens are so pretty. I, too, love garden planters like those you have so beautifully arranged in your gardens.

Have a wonderful day,
Debbykay @ Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

James said...

Your garden is wonderful!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

My favorite is the pretty pink begonia. Happy OW.

Regina said...

Nice garden!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love your new addition! What a lovely pot. I do love the concrete containers also but they are soooo heavy to move.

Kathleen said...

Those are beautiful, and that last one is the best. Oh, I'm a little jealous! It's fantastic.

Mary Bergfeld said...

You've done such a wonderful job with your garden. The attention you pay to detail makes it really outstanding. I love to look at the pictures of your creation.

Cass @ That Old House said...

You have some gorgeous garden pots! What character and charm they add to your garden, too. I have only a handful of nice outdoor pots -- and my daughter Alida carried one around the side of the house, put it down a little too hard ... and it cracked right in half! I planted it anyway.

Love seeing your collection. Do you empty and store them inside for the winter because of freezing? I leave mine out, but probably should not.


My name is Riet said...

LOve your collection of pots. I don't have a garden so I only have pots on my terrace.
Have a nice day

Brenda Pruitt said...

I have come to really love container plantings. So much easier on the back, (and foot at the moment.) Can move them around, fill with one plant or many. I think my next step will be to go with many more containers. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Melinda said...

I love container gardening because our soil has too much acid in it for the flowers to grow.
Except the garden does grow without a problem.
I enjoy finding unusual pots to garden in.


Kathleen said...

Lovely pots...I wish I could lift them!
They do add character for sure!

Unknown said...

Love your garden!!!

I used lots of pots in my garden, too.