Photos of Planters

My Patio Shade Planter

I bought these at a local place called Gethesame where they have beautiful pots and fountains. I wanted to get something that I could put on my lower patio in the front of my house to add some color through the summer. It’s complete shade down in the front but I’ve learned about some great plants this year and Chicago has gotten some incredible rain so my coleus flourished! I couldn’t believe how beautiful this planter turned out to be! I’m so happy and excited to share it here.

By my front door

White mandevilla in raised ceramic planter with woven twig surround and trailing rose portulacas on the sides. White lobelia in the front. (By my front door)

This year my front yard color scheme was red, rose, and white. Those colors contrast well with the gray/green of the house. We have lived in our house for two years. Our neighbors call me the “color lady” with all the flowers. We have received many compliments. I teach art full time during the school year, but love to garden in the summer. It is a hobby both my husband and myself share. We are slowly re-doing the landscaping. Our house is 13 years old.

Thanks for holding the contest again! (You have used my picture of the white wooden rail planter in several ads…I planted that box for my daughter in law, Shannon Dozoryst.)
Christine Dir Jones

My red deck planter

This is a picture of one of my red pots on my back deck. My little boys chose the color red because they are Georgia Bulldog fans. The planter is filled with sweet potato vine, ivy, yellow lantana and california daisies. I have two of these planters on my back deck. The planters look great with my red adirondack chairs and black umbrellas. I really enjoy them and get wonderful compliments, as well.