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Green and even more green

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

Here’s another set of photos that illustrate that the color green can be exciting enough all on its own in a container. All of these containers were designed by, yet again, Scott Endres in St. Paul, Minnesota. In the first photo, a trio of identical pots reinforce a staircase on Scott’s back patio. They’re delicate and compelling and all-green! In the second photo, a subtle blue pot deviates from the theme just enough to make this one-star pot exciting. In the third photo, a snake plant, usually thought of as a houseplant, is the star of the show. Snake plants make great vertical elements for summer containers in the shade.

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  1. dirtdigger65 09/02/2010

    This has a cool fresh look.

  2. Chefin1950 09/02/2010

    I especially like all the nice pots - must patrol the shops looking for such things! What about the fig tree in the 2nd photo - is it in the pot or in the ground? I have one in the ground but I nearly lost it last winter - had to cut away the entire dead trunk and branches, but then later in the summer it started to come back. Do you recommend taking them in in the winter?

  3. gracepete 09/02/2010

    These are some of the nicest pots I've seen, Michelle. I love the combination of plants especially the understory and need to be on the lookout for a replacement for the little Sedum 'Ogon' since mine is all-gone. :)

  4. Vespasia 09/02/2010

    Lovely, I especially like the slate steps with pots on, one of my favorite looks. I have a friend with a fig tree and until recently (when they added a greenhouse to the back of their home) they used to bury the tree each fall, apparently a common practice in cold climates!

  5. sheilaschultz 09/02/2010

    The Tiger Eye Sumac in the background caught my interest. I just planted some in a garden that I designed. Man,those puppies are slow to grow in Denver, but I have my fingers crossed that they will fulfill my dreams! Scott is an artist.

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