Saturday, August 2, 2014

Tiny Pot, Tinier Treasure

Doing sit-ups (don't ask) this week, my point of view was low enough to notice this contrast in flower size and pot size on the deck.  I made this small hypertufa pot one day when I was casting a larger trough and had extra material left over after the session.  I think that it was cast inside of a black plastic nursery pot.  It's about 7" high.  I planted this erodium x variablile 'Flore Pleno' in it so that I could bring this treasure into the house for the winter (it's not reliably hardy in this zone).

A little shade from the hottest sun, and a bit of water, and the reward is tiny, delicate double pink flowers all summer long.

1 comment:

  1. They are so beautiful. If you had not give actual size, it would be hard to know tiny they are. Wish I had better indoor places to winter over. Get absolutely NO direct sun in the winter. There are either trees or porch roof on all the southern windows! Drat! How could I choose a house without thinking of the winter exposure? love at first sight!