I’m smiling myself at the gorgeous containers sprinkled throughout the property. And that’s saying something, because folks will tell you that I’m almost never happy with my plants. I always wish something was more full, or a foot taller, or a different color.
Here’s a container that I don’t have any complaints about. I planted the snapdragons about 8 weeks ago, and they have really filled in. The little carnations were planted at the same time, as were the trailing petunias.
Just two weeks ago, Lara and I refreshed all the pots around the inn. In this one, Lara filled in some gaps with the gorgeous yellow and red coleus, as well as the unbelievably cheerful little zinnias. I think the final result is spectacular.
St. Augustine is highlighting container plantings all around the historic district. There are some beautiful ones out there–all showcasing the three fundamentals of a good pot designer: something that spills (the draping plants that soften the edges of the pot), something that fills (the mid-sized plants that give most of the color), and something that thrills (a tall plant, either in the middle or the back of the container).