The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: An Encyclopedia of Outdoor Winter Decor (Part 1: The Train Wrecks)comments (2) November 30th, 2012 in blogs
I feel really, REALLY strongly about winter greens. Here's why:
- I'm from Chicago where winter is long. I need stuff to look at.
- They aren't alive, they don't grow, no care and they all match each other no matter how hard you try... ultimately, should be eeeeeasy. I think it's surprisigly fun.
- Your friends and fam come over for the h'days, so you want to be lookin' good
For me, it's not even about style. I hope everyone uses their best judgement to give them a look they like. I don't want to criticize style, in Part 2 I'll show you some pots that aren't my style, but are totes well done!
With winter pots the faux pas are not about style. Usually it looks like someone didn't care or ran out of time, materials or fingers (watch those pruners!) or were possibly on bath salts (might be considered style?). The golden rule for pots? Make it look intentional.
"Yeah, I made it look like this on purpose"
Here are some sad pots, some sadder than others, to illustrate that point. Are these how the makers intended them to look? Did homeowners make them, or landscapers? A tree died for this. Make it count.
I snapped these photos while walking around downtown on lunch, I don't know any of these people and I sure as poop didn't make thier pots.
What do you think?
posted in: Kiss My Aster, winter, containers, winter pots, greens
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Big, loud and fun, Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, has alienated/enraptured dozens for at least 6 years.
She is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.
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