Last week I posted about these iron pots that I had picked up at the local auction.
[The pots in question. ]
In the comment’s section Jonathan asked about the sizes of these pots this was my reply:
I’d say they’re somewhere between 30″-36″ in diameter and a good 18″ deep. They are some good size pots, and certainly, very heavy!
Jonathan also remarked on my list of possible things to do with these pots. I had kind of brain stormed my way through this list and just fired away. Looking back I believe I was looking for some feedback, or remarks . . . or something! Anyway . . .
Here’s my list:
- Obviously they could be used for annual plantings.
- How about for some type of perennials?
- The other obvious one is some sort of combination, or throw in some tropicals.
- Do the pots belong on hardscape?
- What about buries in garden beds?
- Maybe some weird shrub(s) pruned in some weird or unique way.
- Trees; small of course, a bonsai of some sort.
- In a formal planting, at attention on opposite sides of a prominent entry to a formal area.
- Turn one of the pots into a water garden.
- Place all 3 together in some sort of sculptural element.
- Rubbed down with a sandstone block to bring out a different look/paint?
- Use one or more pots with some other object to create . . . . . ? ? ?
Then Jonathan answered with his list. It looks like he spent a little time on this list and deserved further thought, discussion, examination. Nice job Jonathan.
Some great ideas:
- These pots could be used to create a spilling/cascading water feature. water could spill from one pot to another.
- One pot could be hung by its bail over a “fire” of red and orange blossoms. Cascading flowering plants could be planted depicting a pot boiling over.
- Small fish could be allowed to roam into the abysses of the pot.
- An ideal location for their use would be in a Kitchen garden.
- They could be inverted and water cascading over them to act as an umbrella for a ceramic toad.
- I would use one pot to create a fire pit for our patio.
- I would use another pot on our shop loading dock. It’s an old grain warehouse and a pot like these would look grand painted black with seasonal annuals.
What say you? How would you use these pots?
This might be worth a Squidoo lens. A place to keep record of all the ideas. I really haven’t asked a lot of my readership, but I am now. So . . . put on your thinking caps and let’s hear it.
If you had these pots how would you use them? Or; if you were able to design them nto a client’s property how would you use them?