pretty painted planters by Brooke

You know how I feel about a beautiful planter, right?  No need to gush about it more than I already do.  So I won't.  I'll just show you a few of my recent favorites I've been pinning. planter

from etsy

outdoor planters

from anthropologie


from instagram @happymundane


Love these.  Just waiting for some pretty plants to put in them.

planter ideas by Brooke

Putting together some mood boards for planters this week.  I should have some good photos of the "real life" versions soon.  Deciding where to put planters and what to put in them is one of my favorite parts of landscape design.  I'm always surprised at what a difference a few well-placed planters will make on a home.  A great place for experimentation as well! planter ideas

1.  These planters are from Crate & Barrel.  I like the variety of heights here.

2.  Blue Star Agave.  I love agave.  It is very drought resistant and hardly ever needs to be watered.  The look, too, is impressive and dramatic.

3. Cactus Pencil Plant.  Another unique plant and also very pretty.

4. Sedum Blue Spruce.  Also a great drought resistant plant.  Are you seeing a pattern here?  It is nice to have plants that don't need a lot of water in your planters, so you don't have to worry about leaving on vacation for a week or standing out with your hose hours each day.

5. Agave Quadracolor.  This agave has beautiful stripes in bright greens and yellows.

6. Green Mountain Boxwood.  Another classic I like using in pots and planters.


We are putting these all together soon at a landscaping job we're finishing up.  Excited to see the end result!

Seasonal Planters by Brooke

I love changing up the planters and pots for the holiday seasons.  As long as they can handle the cold weather, it's a perfect way to accent your entryway in what could be a long, dreary, boring winter.  Not that it would be, though.  Just in case, right?  

Here's a few pics from instagram.  Love the fall colors with the kale here mixed with evergreens: blue spruce and mugo pine.

patio mood board by Brooke

modern landscape design Here's some inspiration pieces for an upcoming project we have.  The home is beautiful and will be featured in a home show this September.  This is the mood board specific to the patio and outdoor entertaining.  So much fun.  I love how everything is coming together.


All the furniture will be designed and built by our own brand, Open Air Furniture.  Stay tuned for some great pictures from this one.

more on pots by sadie

1. Capital Garden Products 2. West Elm $9.99-$24.99 (Love these smaller ones.  They look great with succulents.)  3. Restoration Hardware $125-$250 4. CB2 $7.95-34.95


Pots and Planters are on sale just about everywhere right now, so it's a great time to buy.  I have also found some larger nesting ones on ebay for almost nothing.  And the beautiful terra cotta ones from Monday's post are from Shopko, believe it or not.


So keep your eye out.

all things pots and planters by sadie


It will come as no shock that I have a weakness for pots and planters.  Let's face it.  I have a weakness for just about everything we talk about.  That's why I'm here. So today let's talk pots.  I love what they add as a finishing touch to a great landscaping job.  They attract attention, pull a space together, and can switch out from year to year, keeping things fresh.  I like my pots simple, but interesting.  Here are a few favorites.


Geraniums are always popular and can be very striking.  Here in small pots with sweet potato vine.  I love the stark contrast of colors here.

Geraniums in a bigger planter draws more attention.  I love how full and lush they are, which is important when filling a larger space.  You don't want the pot looking sparse.

When filling bigger planters, I like to be more dramatic.  You can do this by adding a larger perennial or shrub.  Like here with the boxwood in the center, surrounded by full white geraniums.


Again the boxwood, with wandering jew this time.

Lately I have been loving the look of agave.  It adds a great color and texture contrast.  Planting some annuals like these lobelias really make it pop.  This year I paired the agave with calibrachoa aloha series.  It's also very nice.

These classic terra cotta pots have a fresh, modern look when paired with the right plant.  Like the sedum and creeping jenny on the left.  Then some blue fescue grass and scotch moss on the right.  Again, I love the texture and contrast between the two.

Just stunning.

Planters and Pots

I think I may start my own pot collection.  Oh wait, I think I already have.