Thursday, September 13, 2012

"no such thing as mistake" pots


Beautiful drum form that Travis Fox made.  Unfortunately it cracked all over the place in bisque firing, so I used glue then sprayed it with some gold and sepia, and put a plate inside to keep the dirt at the high level...and planted the pretty purple mums which my friend Rosie gave me for my birthday.

Isn't that a pretty thing to see when I come home?

Geraniums are so bright and cheerful, and these plants have been wintered over inside for the last 3 years.  They even continue blooming in the winter.


Another potter friend's mistake of a casserole became a petunia planter...flowers again by Rosie, planter by Sarah.


Here my very own mistake of a pedestal fruit bowl became the base for the avocado and marigold pot.

Here's a very late season day lilly.  All the rest have been cut back after a very lush growing season, but landlady Susan decided to leave this pretty to be enjoyed.


I wasn't a diligent farmer this year, so my tomato plants didn't give me very much.  They needed TLC and instead were just observed as they survived, which was actually a surprise.


5 comments:

  1. I like your repurposing. It's funny how something looks likes mistake becomes something wonderful with a little thought.
    Late day lilies are so pretty....I have few in my garden.

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    1. Thanks. The lilies are probably what will survive through anything! My tomatoes, not so much.

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  2. Amazingly creative way to use those pots and love all your flowers. Your pendants in the previous post have so much detail, I love them. your tomatoes look great, I pulled up my plants they were scrawny and not so productive. I need to add more compost to my bins I think.

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    1. Thanks for comment on pendants, and pottery and flowers! I'm pulling those tomato plants soon also.

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  3. I think my comment was lost as I wasn't signed in, but what a creative use of all those post and your flowers lok wonderful, loved your pendants in the previous post, so much detail in them.

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