Sunday, December 05, 2010

On the Street...Clayton Lane, Denver

I like the natural look of these winter planters; they're decorative without screaming "holiday!!!"  I also like the fact that the designer (unknown) played on the fall kale and pansy planting by simply adding colorful branch cuttings and pine cones. Less waste, more texture. Win!


ScottHokunson said...

Great planters Jocelyn, thanks for sharing! I just came across a few with twigs that had been painted white and thought they looked great. The red twigs are much more attractive though.

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Scott, those red branches are from the ubiquitous red twig dogwood, (Cornus sericea). I'm sure they're well represented in New England too!

janine robinson said...

i also love the use of restraint and playful red twigs. the large bowl planters are great, too!

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Janine, soil volume is the key to success with planters that are in open, exposed areas like this.
I think the designer did a great job of playing off the bowl shape. The height of the twigs and the fill from the branches creates the illusion of a sphere, thus echoing the evergreen balls that make up the top portion of the display.

Robert Webber said...

Wot great taste.
Seasonal but not tawdry!
Lost all my feeds in transfer of data from old hard drive to new.
Rebuilding my reading list.
You are in this one!

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Good to hear from you, Robert. Darn computers---can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em!