Asked on Apr 26, 2013

What to place in small mounted pots?

Jeanette SLouDouglas Hunt


Wifey came up with the great idea to mount various colors of 4" and 5" small flower pots randomly on our garden cedar lattice screen. The pots are mounted to the lattice using 16" zip ties inserted through the pot bottoms drain hole then up along the back of the pot then over the v joints of the lattice screen. After zipping the excess zip line is snipped off. The screen is 8' tall and 4' wide mounted on 4" x 4" cedar posts.
Due to the upcoming high heat here in North Texas placing real plants in the pots are a receipe for diseaster. Since the twelve pots are glazed color we thought about using a single color artifical stiff straight grass or balls of colorful moss in each pot. No articial flowers!
Your additioal ideas please!
3 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 27, 2013

    You should have posted a photo Lou because it sounds like your wife came up with a great idea. I'm thinking you've got a great place for succulents.

  • Lou
    on Apr 27, 2013

    Going to plant small cactus and succulents. Will post photo when complete. Thanks

  • Jeanette S
    on Apr 28, 2013

    There are several types of grasses that do not get very tall that are beautiful and they come in various colors. Mondo grass is one of them....stays short and is dark green. And I love those chartreuse vines....if they grow too long, you can snip them off...and there are variegated colors in grasses. These sorts of things do not require much watering and grow like crazy in hot weather. Just look in the section of the nursery that has vines and grasses. Hens and Biddies is pretty too!

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