These hand-painted clay pots now have plants to keep them company.
or my birthday
, my ten-year-old daughter, my thirteen-year-old son and my twenty-something daughter Cadie each painted a clay flowerpot for me. I planted them with purchases from Stony Hill Farm
. There are sempervivums at either end and silver squill (Ledebouria socialis) in the middle. I am growing them all as houseplants in the kitchen where I will look at them often.
Cadie painted a lot of detail on her pot.
Here’s a bluebird on flowering quince.
This cardinal is perched among apple blossoms.
The goldfinch is perching on a witch hazel branch.
She even painted the saucer with a blossoming apple tree.
I thought you’d enjoy them. I know I do.
When dealing with frost it is always best to be paranoid. In the spring never think it is too late for one more frost to come. And in the fall never think it too early.