I recently fell in love with six very unique flower pots. I had been in search of the perfect pot for my soon to be created potted shrub garden. Height needed to be the main feature. I envisioned my shrub garden standing tall and at attention across the entire length of my patio deck. The added design drama the shrub foliage would provide at an extreme height intrigued me, however, the flower pot had to deliver anchoring warmth with eye catching luxe to my exterior space.
I enjoy exceptional artisan pieces and browse mostly in search of the perfect marriage. Early in my pot search, I quickly realized that unique pieces are primarily one-of-a-kind; yet I needed six. Additionally, my budget expectations needed to be adjusted for the style factor I was in search of. I began my search at local, single store, garden shops hoping to catch a seasonal purchase that could fit my design specifications. There were plenty interesting assortment of pots; however, quantity was always the problem. Four seem to be the magic number. I would see something that could work but the inventory availability was usually just four with long lead times for any additional quantities.
I have never really been a ‘gardener’ per se’ though the seasonal warmer weather has been coaxing me out into the yard. I had previously determined my design plans for the patio deck long before this outdoor season. I had not been in any major rush but I’d always make it a point to browse for my pots when I was out shopping; making sure to stop by lawn and garden, if available, in any store.
One day on an obscure grocery shopping trip at one of the big box stores, I eased over to the garden section to peep what was new. WAHLAH!!! To my surprise, there were my posts and the quantity was abundant!!! I was stunned. I put on a little victory dance in the aisle. I pulled down six pots and lined them up for display. There they were meeting all of my specifications; tall, bold and stylish. I went and found six globe shaped shrubs and placed them in my pots with the help of paint cans to boost them up for visual effect. This was it. I could not have been more pleased.
I purchased only one pot to take home. I wanted to ensure that this pot would be the ideal design find for my emerging shrub garden. It was! I discovered on this journey that the elements of design which can complete your design vision can be discovered anywhere and at any time; big box stores had not initially been on my search journey for design elements, as I believed my style luxe vision exceeded their everyday glam. The six identical pots I purchased were a faux ceramic with a faux oil rubbed finish that were each 42 inches in height and 16 inches in diameter that I gladly acquired for a budget friendly price of $24 each. I could not have been happier.
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