Glazed 2020

Shanghai Short in Celadon, Graphite + Oyster White

Ove Bowl in Graphite, Sand, Blue + Aqua (not pictured Copper, Heavy Metal + Malachite)

Shanghai Tall in Oyster White, Celadon + Graphite

 

Geo Pot in Oyster White

 

Tall Taper Round in Aqua, Blue, Luna, Glacier, Heavy Metal + Malachite  (not pictured: Graphite)

 

 

Etsi Planter in Graphite and Malachite (not pictured: Aqua, Blue, Copper, Luna)

Berlin Felix in Felix White + Black

 

Brooklyn Felix In Felix Black + White

 

 Felix Tall in Felix Black + White

 

Lara Bowl in Felix White + Black

 

Lara Planter in Felix White + Black

Lille Urn in Graphite

Lite Weight 2020

Krage’ Short in Riverstone

 

Krage’ Tall in Riverstone

Berlin Square in Anthracite

Berlin Terrazzo

 

Aspen in Terrazzo

 

Faux Boi in Matte Black

Hex Mini Planters in Anthracite

Hex Planter in Anthracite

Malaga Tall Planter in Riverstone

Simple Cylinder in Riverstone (also available in Pebble White)

Dora Tall in Anthracite (also available in Chalk White)

Dora Short in Anthracite (also available in Chalk White)

 

Stone Planters Small + Large in Riverstone

 

The Bullseye Container Planting Diagram & Display Plan

Steph Green is the owner of Container Creations, a custom container garden designer and care company. They sever residential and commercial clients in Richmond, VA and surrounding suburbs. Like a passionate chef, Steph’s design process is a mixture of following the recipe and tweaking to incorporate the best available ingredients When we spoke last week about her beautiful social media account that highlights abundant and tasteful container designs, I could sense her passion for her work.

We started off discussing her strategy for planting containers that transition from summer to fall gracefully. She pointed out that when planting in late summer, you’ll want to chose a mix of plants that will thrive in various weather transitions. She suggested, ” picking both cold tolerate and heat loving plants that can see you through October. For example, By including an evergreen, a few perennials, and an ornamental cabbage, mums, sedum and grasses, by Thanksgiving, you can fill in with mini pumpkins and quirky gourds.”

Steph created a “recipe” in the diagram below to help you plant a fall container as beautiful as hers.

Click here to download the Fall Trough Map

Click here to download the Fall Trough Map

I also asked Steph about her design process, which can be quite intensive, involving planning stages like the beautiful map of a large trough planter above. Some of her expertise included adaptable “recipes” like the bullseye method. This method of planting containers starts with your tallest plant in the center, then 3-5 mid tier plants circling to fill-in, and finishes with 5-7 spillers around the perimeter. This simple design idea inspired us to create printable card for garden centers to offer their customers.

Bullseye Container Planting & Diagram

This plan was inspired by my own experience as a first time homeowner, tasked with designing my containers. I made many mistakes, like planting Lamb’s Ear next to Lavender. The Lavender soon towered over the Lamb’s Ear, creating an awkward situation visually. Most DYI gardeners have minimal horticultural experience, and need a helping hand. Being the busy entrepreneurs you all are, we thought we’d provide that hand.

Click here to download the Bullseye Approach Diagram

Click here to download the Bullseye Approach Diagram

Above is a simple diagram that will guide customers through designing their containers. All you’ll need to do is preselect and arrange an example of the bullseye method either in a container or arranged near one. Printing out and displaying this diagram along with your staging will give customers a way to understand the concept and adapt as they see fit.

Inspired by Steph’s work? See more of it here.

Our Current Best Seller: Coral Brown

A best-seller, Coral Brown is all soft, creamy, and organic charm.

Prized for versatility, this finish starts with lighter tones of weathered limestone and beige that deepen into raw umber. The intricate coral patterns blend from a distance for a soft, velvety effect. Texturally bold, this finish is a natural complement to white and neutral palettes that are oh-so-popular now. It brings texture and subtle warmth to contemporary or classic settings.

 

Spago Bowl

 

Brooklyn Planter

 

Avignon Planter

 

Tall Avignon Planter

 

Tavolino

 

Arabella Planter

 

Designer Spotlight: Contained Creations

Steph Green is the owner of Contained Creations, a custom container garden designer and care company. They sever residential and commercial clients in Richmond, VA and surrounding suburbs. Like a passionate chef, Steph’s design process is a mixture of following the recipe and tweaking to incorporate the best available ingredients When we spoke last week about her beautiful social media account that highlights abundant and tasteful container designs, I could sense her passion for her work.

We started off discussing her strategy for planting containers that transition from summer to fall gracefully. She pointed out that when planting in late summer, you’ll want to chose a mix of plants that will thrive in various weather transitions. She suggested, ” picking both cold tolerate and heat loving plants that can see you through October. For example, By including an evergreen, a few perennials, and an ornamental cabbage, mums, sedum and grasses, by Thanksgiving, you can fill in with mini pumpkins and quirky gourds. And there is no need for containers to sit empty through the holidays and winters months! We fill client’s planters with arrangements of freshly cut evergreen bouts, gorgeous pine cones, berries, and other festive accents.” 

Steph was born and raised in Morristown, NJ and attended the University of Richmond.  She lives in Midlothian, VA with her husband and 3 daughters. She states, “I love helping my clients find and fill the perfect planters to match their personal space and style. Anamese offers us a beautiful range of options!” One of her most loved Anamese container is the 5th Avenue Bowl.