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

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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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.

  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:

  7. Pingback: Wednesday Vignette – what’s that on your wall? | The Creative Flux

  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:

  9. Alison says:

    All those reds and blacks look great together! Well done. Here’s my Wednesday Vignette:

  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:

  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:

  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???

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

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