I took a trip to visit the pot lady. She sells absolutely the best pots in town. Her selection is quite varied and when considering the potential lifespan and quality of her pottery, they are a great value.
There really is nothing that can dress up and make the entry, patio or deck more inviting than a collection of premium plants in quality pots. My preference is to collect and plant dwarf and miniature conifers, but other slow growing, hardy plants can be used as companions. If one desires, and has the space large enough, intermediate or even large trees can be planted in some of the huge clay pots that are available today.
The pot lady told me that her pots are a much higher quality than the typical terra cotta pots we often find on the shelves of the big box store. Her pots can withstand much colder temperatures without being destroyed by cold snaps in winter (at least in our area).
As I wandered through her large display area I found many “family” groupings of pots. These families would all have similar color, shape and style characteristics within the broad range of sizes from small single plant pots, to shallow bowls (great for miniature gardens), to larger bowls and pots (that might accommodate small street trees). When you choose pots of varying size within a family group and plant them with dwarf and miniature conifers and then place them together on the deck or patio, you are treated with a year-round display that looks like you may have paid a professional designer to create it for you.
I love container gardening with conifers and now I’ve found a great source to supply all my pot needs. Thank you pot lady!