Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rule for Pots

After seeing the Queen mother's pots at Glamis Castle I knew the Rule-For-Pots.

Pots in a garden must be so fabulous they can remain empty.
These pass the test.
Do yours?
Garden & Be Well,    XO Tara
When I lived on 50 acres in a 3 bay carriage house I saw my first Tulip Magnolia, Magnolia soulangiana, it was larger than this, above.  I walked to its trunk, wrapped my arms around it, held on, and stared up.  That was over 30 years ago.  It was obliterated years ago for a Wal-Mart parking lot.
pic via Quintessence Lifestyle


Lori Buff said...

Exactly! And a vase should be able to be enjoyed when it's empty as well as when it's full.

jessica said...

oh dear, that would be fabulous, but how do you afford a pot like that? any ideas?

Desert Dweller said...

On my pots, probably a "fail" - all the usual-for-here terra cotta or glazed from Big Box Inc.

But with my 16+ pots, the plants inside, limited time / $, and only occasional hand watering in the warm season, I'll have to take it. Would be nice to afford a few really nice pots, or just find them like I bet you do!

Tara Dillard said...

Even with money good pots are difficult to source.

My Queen's Pot is on loan with a client now, until we find the perfect pot for her.


sugarcreek said...

At every estate sale these words run thru my this pt/urn fab all by itself? So sad to hear of your magnolia but what a wonderful memory!

Henhurst Interiors said...

Those ARE fabulous. I have some urns that might pass....

Ellen @Color Calling said...

I am glad you are saying they are hard to source, Tara. I agree. I perservere. But, I am just sick of those tacky beige fiberglass knockoffs from HD & Lowe.I recently saw a beige fiberglass knockoff used in the church at a wedding! Why are the good ones so hard to find, at any price?

SALLY said...

The story about your magnolia tree makes my heart hurt.

SALLY said...

The story about your magnolia tree makes my heart hurt.

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

That's quite a challenge. A good one. Now I understand why a few pots I have I actually prefer empty. Thanks for adding clarity.

Unknown said...

My late father said the first tulip magnolia he saw was in early spring on Long Island after a late snowfall. It had already broken into bloom -it was a mass of lavender pink surrounded by fresh white snow with a few dropped petals on the snow. He always said that was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen.

Chuck Chipner said...

This is so artistic! My wife has been wanting to hire a landscaping company in Washington DC to do something exactly like this to our backyard. Do you have any recommendations for a good landscaping company?