Thursday, March 4, 2010

One good urn deserves another

It's a flax, Cream Stripe. It's been in this Haddonstone urn for ten years, and it's still happy. Watch, tomorrow it will begin to pout. It's been through one move, two dustings of snow, one whack job by someone I hired to help me clean up the garden. It's crown has grown so high the drip irrigation runs off. No food, not nearly enough water, this level of neglect cannot be considered benign. And it still looks good all year. Plus it keeps us (and our guests) from falling off the corner of the terrace and landing on the stairs. That's Loropetalum 'Plum Delight' behind it. Aren't they stunning together?

I highly recommend investing in at least one really great urn - check out Haddonstone, they are pricey but they make gorgeous stuff and it lasts and lasts...

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