Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Got Blue?

True blue is a color that is hard to find in the garden, at least in mine. But I love it and it goes very well with the pink and white roses and other flowering plants in that color range that I am already growing. When I was recently rummaging through the garage I stumbled across a couple of  blue ceramic pots and it suddenly hit me. Why not using these blue pots to provide a little bit of a blue accent color to the garden by placing them directly into the flower beds?

So I planted some 'Key Lime Pie' heucheras into one pot. The contrast between the chartreuse leaves of the heucheras and the clear blue of the pot is quite stunning.

 I liked it so much that I decided to plant a second pot with another 'Key Lime Pie' heuchera.

But then I ran into a problem. The pot need to sit on feet, to make sure that the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot is free and excess water can actually leave the pot. Unfortunately the brown terracotta feet that I had visually did not work at all.

So I ran from nursery to nursery until I found these babies. They came with a steep price tag attached, but aren't they beautiful? I love the organic shape and color-wise they look as if they belong to my blue pots even though both came from totally different sources.

 Aaaah, so much better. Don't you think?

Here for a better comparison one blue pot resting on terracotta feet and the other one in the back on the new blue ceramic feet.

Happy end! To me it looks so much better now.

See you in the garden!



  1. Looks great....the blue feet do look better. I keep spray paint around for such situations as this.

  2. I love the way a blue accent or two seem bring the sky down to within reach!
    Lovely pots nicely placed. A very happy look.

  3. Darla, thanks I am glad that you also feel that the blue feet are a better choice. Using spray paint is a pretty smart idea. I will keep that in mind for the future.

    Sandra, thanks for your encouraging comment! Very nicely said "a blue accent or two bring the sky down within reach". I wish I would be that eloquent with the English language.

  4. Christina, what a lovely post. I love your blue pots with or without blue feet, but, of course, the blue ones are perfect. Your eloquence is perfect, too.

  5. Thank you. Love the blue feet. Where did you buy them? I have a garden design client who needs some and these are perfect… THank you.

    1. leeann, I bought the blue feet either at Armstrong Garden Centers or at Walter Andersen Nursery. They were relatively expensive for simple feet to put under a container, but I have never regretted the money that I spent on them. I still think they are quite pretty and they are holding up very well. Good luck finding them!