RETAILER SPOTLIGHT: The Arbor Gate

The Arbor Gate, way more than a garden center and plant nursery, is quite literally an inspired collection that includes unusual plants, artisan-created decorative pieces, and a constantly changing array of items that bring beauty, comfort, and even flavor to the home and garden.

The Gate (as it’s fondly called) is your entry to our symphony of color, fragrance, form, and function that can infuse your indoor and outdoor living spaces with personal warmth and beauty.

Plants are our passion – regardless of your reason for visiting, you’ll find yourself surrounded by magnificent display gardens that can’t help but inspire creativity. And because the Arbor Gate family includes so many experienced and dedicated gardeners and plant experts, your questions will be answered with a depth of knowledge and know-how.

We look forward to helping you achieve your own vision, whether you come to The Arbor Gate for information, inspiration, or both.”

 

 

ABOUT ANAMESE

Anamese has been importing and distributing these beautiful pottery collections since 1998.  Celebrating the beauty and diversity of container gardening, Anamese continues to offer these unique and exceptionally well-made pots to our customers.  As our collections continue to evolve, we remain committed to new designs, mediums and finishes from classic to contemporary.  Our passion is as always, good honest customer service.

AUTUMN ADDITIONS: Fall Fill-In & Container Ordering Season

I know it’s fall and all, but my new pool is FINALLY finished!  My girls will be living in the water well into October. If you’re up north and a little jealous, don’t worry – we paid our dues in sweat down in Texas this summer. Despite the heat index, we’re still getting into the seasonal swing of things and getting ready for cooler weather, holiday parties, and new inventory.

A change in season always inspires me to tackle some projects before the holiday rush. I love getting organized and freshening up a room or less leafy corner of the yard with a new piece or two.

If you order now you can take advantage of our Fall Fill-in 20% Freight Cap! It’s also a good time to get ahead by placing container orders for spring! Our Custom Container Program is uniquely flexible: mix Italian, Vietnamese, lightweight, and glazed. Tailor your orders to your buyers! Once a container arrives, you’re also eligible for re-order discounts the remainder of the year. Contact us for more information info@anamese.com 

ABOUT ANAMESE

Anamese has been importing and distributing these beautiful pottery collections since 1998.  Celebrating the beauty and diversity of container gardening, Anamese continues to offer these unique and exceptionally well-made pots to our customers.  As our collections continue to evolve, we remain committed to new designs, mediums and finishes from classic to contemporary.  Our passion is as always, good honest customer service.

ON TREND: Euro Design Inspiration

Audrey Hepburn had it right when she said: “Paris is always a good idea”. The layers of history and charm and the embrace of edgy trends a design inspo overload. My mom and I made the most of our time, perusing Maison et Objet, Europe’s top home decor fair, picking out new product for you this fall. The vibe was decidedly contemporary but eclectic. Lots of mixing and matching of styles with emphasis on warm, earthy colors and botanical influences. We’re excited to translate these trends to our 2020 collection.

 

ABOUT ANAMESE

Anamese has been importing and distributing these beautiful pottery collections since 1998.  Celebrating the beauty and diversity of container gardening, Anamese continues to offer these unique and exceptionally well-made pots to our customers.  As our collections continue to evolve, we remain committed to new designs, mediums and finishes from classic to contemporary.  Our passion is as always, good honest customer service.

 

HIGHLIGHT: Olde World Collection

With classic shapes and rich textures, our Olde World Collection is full of antique character that calls to mind a simpler time. The collection comes in six finishes: Coral Aqua, Coral Brown, Saffron Sky, Helio, Verdi, and Aegean.

Coral Brown + Coral Aqua: Tavolino Planter

The Tavolino Planter’s simple profile carries the weathered character of Coral Brown and Coral Aqua like a pro.

 

Aegean: Thor Planter

Like a treasure out of the sea, the evocative curves and organic finish of the Thor planter in Aegean has an ancient air about it.

 

Saffron Sky: Triton Jar

Rustic yet brilliant, Saffron Sky makes weathered beauty out of the Triton Jar.

 

Verdi: Olympia Jar

With its chalky pastel blues playing off warmer clay and sand, Verdi is a clever compromise of color and neutral.

 

Helio: Cyprus Jar

Helio is an authentic antique finish. It lends some old soul to the rhythms of the Cyprus Jar.

 

ABOUT ANAMESE

Anamese has been importing and distributing these beautiful pottery collections since 1998.  Celebrating the beauty and diversity of container gardening, Anamese continues to offer these unique and exceptionally well-made pots to our customers.  As our collections continue to evolve, we remain committed to new designs, mediums and finishes from classic to contemporary.  Our passion is as always, good honest customer service.

 

 

COLOR SPLASH

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Colorful Design The trusty 60/30/10 Rule can be a revelation. It takes the mystery out of big’n scary decisions like buying statement pieces or designing a showroom. It’s a recipe for balance. Yay! you’re thinking. But wait . . . you’re also thinking. What about choosing the actual colors, Ashley? What. About. That. Go ahead, […]

ON TREND: Late Summer Soiree

It’s late summer. Days will soon cool. Kids are back in school, and you’re sad because you have too much free time- right??? Well, here’s a little inspiration to get outside, throw a party, and take advantage of these last days of summer.

Classy Control

Terra Cotta is always a smart finish in green spaces. The earthy orange tones pop against green and liven up the space while keeping an organic pallette. Here the Bucket Planter (small) is classy and controlled.

 

Lush and Lazy

The generous mouth of the Aria Bowl suits a lush combination planting. Low bowls, introducing low horizontal lines, have a tranquil influence here.

 

Formal and Vertical

The Aria Tall Square is a go to for incorporating formal lines. With a taller, vertical planting, it’s a pretty proper addition to this patio.

 

Warm Statements

The large simple surface of the Cantado Ends allows the rich warmth of Italian Terra Cotta to make a statement. They break up and liven up this green and blue space.

 

Fun, Festive Forms

This is a smart use of color and form. The organic shapes of the Lagos Planter echo the theme of rounded forms in the vegetation while also introducing some playful structure with its ridges. I also think  the neutral Vietnamese Unglazed is smart for a composition with so many pieces.

 

When Light is Right

Breaking up a large, shady space with a splash of light neutrals or white adds to the lush feeling of the landscape. Here, the Corinthian Square in Sand is boldly planted, punctuating the space and makes for a richer composition.

 

ABOUT ANAMESE

Anamese has been importing and distributing these beautiful pottery collections since 1998.  Celebrating the beauty and diversity of container gardening, Anamese continues to offer these unique and exceptionally well-made pots to our customers.  As our collections continue to evolve, we remain committed to new designs, mediums and finishes from classic to contemporary.  Our passion is as always, good honest customer service.

 

HIGHLIGHT: Footed Urns

Footed Planters are elegant. Foot-rims elevate, emphasize curve and prominent mouths, and create a sense of rhythm in the piece. These are where it all began 20 + years ago when our first collection emphasized this style.

Corina Urn in Antracite

I’m a huge fan of the Corina Urn’s profile. It’s dignified with its dramatic curve and low shoulder.

 

Highland Court Urn in Vietnamese Unglazed

A classic profile, the Highland Court Urn has a slightly modern edge with its low-set ridge and simple rim.

 

Footed Italian Planter in Terra Cotta

I love the Footed Italian Planter on a table top. With no waist, its mouth opens dramatically but quickly, it doesn’t seem too busy.

 

Lille Urn in Rustic Blue

The Lille Urn is a mini statement piece. Its bold ridges emphases its curves and in Rustic Blue it stands out richly.

 

Footed Egg in Heavy Metal

Compact and simple, this planter pops in Heavy Metal.

 

Torino Bowl in Anthracite

The Torino Bowl is an elegant little accent. The crisp mouth-rim compliments its subtle curves and the footed-bowl style is unique.

 

Footed Planter in Graphite

A simple foot-rim reinforces this sturdy planter. With just the slightest of curves, it’s a smart choice with a softer edge.

 

ABOUT ANAMESE

Anamese has been importing and distributing these beautiful pottery collections since 1998.  Celebrating the beauty and diversity of container gardening, Anamese continues to offer these unique and exceptionally well-made pots to our customers.  As our collections continue to evolve, we remain committed to new designs, mediums and finishes from classic to contemporary.  Our passion is as always, good honest customer service.

 

SUMMER ADIEU: Pebble White

Whites and lights lead the way this summer. New Pebble White, with a fine-pitted texture, is the rustic cousin to Chalk White. Both are part of our Lite Collection, which is leaner than our clay collection but just as sturdy and frost proof.

Tall Crucible

Modern but mellow lines make for up-to-date and easy going style from our Tall Crucible.

 

Tall Taper Round

With a slim profile and slight taper, the Tall Taper Round has a calming minimalist appeal.

 

Tall Tapered Square

The Tall Tapered Square stands out with its crisp profile and lean base. I love how the light, textured and unglazed surface makes this Tea Plant’s dark, waxy leaves pop.

 

Cube

I was hooked right away by the Cubed Planter in Pebble White. Sharp lines and subtle texture are trim and neat in white. I picked up two for my front entrance.

 

ABOUT ANAMESE

Anamese has been importing and distributing these beautiful pottery collections since 1998.  Celebrating the beauty and diversity of container gardening, Anamese continues to offer these unique and exceptionally well-made pots to our customers.  As our collections continue to evolve, we remain committed to new designs, mediums and finishes from classic to contemporary.  Our passion is as always, good honest customer service.

 

RETAILER SPOTLIGHT: Barton Springs Nursery

Barton Springs Nursery: Your Texas Gardening Resource

Austin, Texas

If you’ve taken the time to plant a garden, then you know the pleasures that a garden bestows: the explosion of color, the fragrances that attract our wilder friends, the soft textures of plants as they caress our skin. But more than this, a garden is a place of beauty, a place to escape from the workaday world. It’s here that we can savor the abundant wonders that spring forth from this marvelous land we call home.
Since 1986 we’ve taken pride in offering one of the best selections of native plants in Central Texas. The majority of our plants grow right here in the nursery, where they become acclimated to our soil, water, and climate. We encourage the long-term healthy of the plant, feeding the soil and using organic pest control. When you buy a plant here, it already knows this is home, and it’s more likely to make an easy transition to your landscape.

COLORFUL DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

Recently, at the Independent Garden Center Show in Chicago, I saw some product displays that really (warning: mom joke) BLUE my mind. It got me thinking about color design. Some people just seem to have a knack for it. But over the years I’ve pick up some tips and tricks from pro designers that take the mystery out of the process. This month I want to share the 60/30/10 rule.

60/30/10 Rule

Big a fan of this one because someone’s already done the math:

60%     Dominate color

30%     Secondary color

10%     Accent color

This ratio achieves visual interest with variety but maintains harmony through tiers of dominance. The 60% will tie everything together and set the mood. Then 30% clearly comes in second but still balances out the dominate. Finally, your 10%, the accent, is just enough of a splash to make the composition organic and not too predictable. The trick is that it’s all easy on the eye. You’ll understand at just a glance.

This formula is easy to apply to product displays. It’s kind of like a short cut through hours of tinkering with color combinations. Give it a try in your landscape or interior designs too.

Quick tip

Outdoors you can factor in the environment as your 60%: green for a lush east coast garden, or earthy reds and tans for a stony southwest entrance.

You’re 30%: several smart Anamese pieces.

You’re 10%: a piece of garden art or even your pottery’s plantings.

 

ABOUT ANAMESE

Anamese has been importing and distributing these beautiful pottery collections since 1998.  Celebrating the beauty and diversity of container gardening, Anamese continues to offer these unique and exceptionally well-made pots to our customers.  As our collections continue to evolve, we remain committed to new designs, mediums and finishes from classic to contemporary.  Our passion is as always, good honest customer service.