Garden Photo of the Day

A perfect marriage of plant and pot

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

Here’s an example of the perfect plant for a pot. This agave’s shape is the perfect mirror image of the pot it lives in, making for a perfectly balanced composition. This matchup was orchestrated by Chris Kelley in her nursery, Cottage Garden, in Piasa, Illinois.

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  1. ncgardener 10/12/2010

    The above photo is very nice but I clicked on the webpage and was astounded by the containers and groupings. Great ideas and beautiful plants!

  2. hostagal 10/12/2010

    Can't wait to have the time to go to her webpage--but for now-What's the name of the large pink flowered canna?? Love it as the background to the other pink flowering plants.

  3. user-7006885 10/12/2010

    The agave is nice but the little one sticking out of the fish's mouth in the second photo is really cute. Is it really there or am I imagining it?

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