Amy’s Pots

I love to create beautiful pots for season long color and interest.  This summer I had a chance to plant 3 large pots for my client Amy.

At this point, the possibilities are endless.  To compliment the green pots and neutral background, we chose rich colors like burgundy, orange and purple.  The plants we chose included grasses, herbs, annuals, and trailing vines.  Purple fountain grass, dracena spikes, verbena, rosemary, chives, sage, sweet potato vine, scaveloa, fuschia, coleus and begonias to name a few.

We filled the pots with good quality potting soil and sprinkled slow release fertilizer Osmocote throughout 
the top few inches of soil.  We pre-placed the plants to see exactly where they should go.  Each pot had
 its own drip irrigation tubing to ensure proper watering. 
The result is three beautiful, lush pots that are filled with color, fragrance and texture.  These pots will continue to look good until our first hard frost sometime in October.  
Aren’t these amazing?  With about $100 worth of plants and materials and a few hours work, Amy has a long lasting focal point to her front entry.  By adding the herbs, she also has a good supply all summer long. 
When you’re ready to create beautiful pots, remember the formula – thrill, fill and spill.  Have fun!

2 thoughts on “Amy’s Pots

  1. Amy

    Now that season is over and the pots are done, I can attest that WOW what a spectacular display we and our neighbors enjoyed from these pots that Kathy Kimbrough planned and planted.Working with Kathy is fun, and you end up with a good looking yard thanks to her expert tips. Plus our herb garden was so robust that we gave visitors fresh herb bouquets all summer long.To start, she lent us her notebook full of photos of pots, with details like blooming season of the plants. She guided prepping the soil, selecting the plants, and planting both the pots and our vegetable garden. Want to thank Sage Creations Organic Farm in Palisade for remarkable herb plants and guidance since she grows more varieties than you find elsewhere.In fact I have so many herbs that the Culinary Academy at Western Colorado Community College is happy to get the donation of my monster huge sage plant. Looking forward to enjoying it worked into the menu at their restaurant Chez Lena at lunch soon.Highly recommend working with Kathy.

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