Wednesday Vignette – this pot is now legal

Optic Verve planterA few weeks ago, I began assembling the contents of what was to become a large planter. As it progressed, I was happy with the result, but not ecstatic. Something was missing. It turned out to be the leaves of a black Coleus, and Muhlenbeckia (wire vine) which I just added this week. I’m much happier with how it looks now! 🙂

About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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31 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – this pot is now legal

  1. annamadeit says:

    Figured I’d join in with an offering from the building side of things this week. https://thecreativeflux.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/wednesday-vignette-whats-that-on-your-wall/

  2. Mark and Gaz says:

    Great composition Anna!

  3. Pauline says:

    A lovely display, it certainly has plenty of colour, shape and texture with the different plants.

  4. FlowerAlley says:

    Plant party! I’m the Beckia in the middle. Love it!
    Contrast and color.

  5. Alan @ it's not work, it's gardening! says:

    Those two additions certainly do balance things out — nice work!

  6. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Sure glad that your pot is now legal as it’s a really nice composition! My contribution to Wednesday Vignette is here: http://outlawgarden.blogspot.com/2015/07/wednesday-vignette-poppies-poppies.html

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  8. Elvis says:

    Having seen this with my own eyes, I can attest to success of the contrast and color!
    Here’s by contribution to Wednesday Vignette: http://mulchmaid.blogspot.com/2015/07/wednesday-vignette-simple-perfection.html

  9. Alison says:

    All those reds and blacks look great together! Well done. Here’s my Wednesday Vignette: http://bonneylassie.blogspot.com/2015/07/wednesday-vignette_8.html

  10. Beautiful! Of course with a title like that I expected to see some other leaves in there.

  11. Jenni says:

    Loving your play on words! And your final product! Here is my contribution to Wednesday Vignette: http://www.therainydaygardener.com/2015/07/wednesday-vignette-colorful-coneflowers.html

  12. rickii says:

    That is one handsome collection of plants. Could you step back and show us the pot and all? I’m envious of the skill to put together container plantings. Maybe the lesson here is to stick with it and keep tweaking until it all comes together.
    Here’s my vignette: http://bannersbyricki.com/archives/4720

  13. annamadeit says:

    Thanks Rickii! That’s what I do – keep tweaking, that is. When Jane saw it, it had an Alternanthera ‘Red Threads’ and a Zauschneria californica where the Coleus and the Wire vine now are. Much better now… I didn’t post a full frontal because I didn’t like the looks of what’s in front of it quite yet. It’s getting there… stand by!

  14. ambien0 says:

    Lovely photos indeed, especially the fern. Here is my contribution “Bottlebrush Times Two”. Sorry I’m late! Does it matter???

    https://breakingwindfarm.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/wednesday-vignette-bottlebrush-times-two/

  15. Nice. What is the orange flower in the upper left?

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