I might have to go to Detroit. No, not for a car.
According to the website of this incredible garden store, it is a:
Large English Cast Stone Basket Weave Urn with bas relief fruit and flower details and acanthus scroll feet. Year round planter; fully frost and weather proof. (40”w x 28”h) – $1,780
Alas, realistically, I don’t think this pot is in my budget. But, if you’re travelling down Michigan-way, do check out this place.
Deborah Silver is the owner/artist/landscape designer behind this inspirational store. She has exquisite taste in containers, both terracotta and concrete, like this one in a ‘faux-bois’ (imitation wood) motif :
Look at the gorgeous windowbox display on the front of her store …
And inside, it gets even better …
You should never underestimate how a beautiful container can contribute so much to a planted arrangement. This is a pair of planters moments after planting that I did for a client.
These basket weave terracotta pots were made by Red Iron terracotta in Toronto, a producer that is unfortunately no longer in business. What a shame. I used to buy his gorgeous and sturdy pots for my store by the truck load and drive them back myself from Toronto. They were stacked as high as I might dare in the back of my Mazda B2200 and none of them ever broke! It’s hard to find makers like this anymore around here, so that’s why hand-made terracotta pots are almost always from Italy.
Detroit’s not that far away, is it?