Posts Tagged ‘Elle Decor’

Not only are Agaves extremely easy to maintain and have an excellent sculptural quality, they also add drama to any garden. They grow best in Mediterranean and Southwest climates, but can also be grown in containers in colder climates as long as they are protected in the winter. Agaves are incredibly versatile and look gorgeous in many different garden styles from Mediterranean to traditional. They are possibly one of my favorite plants to add to a garden.

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Agaves look fantastic planted with ground cover like sedum or simply planted in gravel, as in the above photo.

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I love the contrast between the blue agave and the dark green boxwood.

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They are also very fun in containers

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I bring them indoors as well

One of the most impressive things to see is when an agave flowers


Some of my favorite Agaves to use in a garden or in containers —

Happy Thursday!

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There’s something about a fireplace that evokes relaxation, warmth and a sense of place. The rhythmic bouncing of the flames seems to encourage contemplation when alone and conversation when with friends. Cheers to hoping your holiday season provides many warm memories in peaceful solitude or with loved ones.

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

– Washington Irving

sources: Elle Decor & Country Living

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While perusing the photos on Elle Decor’s website, I came across this  beautiful home in San Miguel de Allende (May 2006). The interior design is by Ray Booth.


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This week I am dedicating my blog to the garden, starting first with my 5 favorite planters for the season! These were taken from Elle Decor and are fabulous! Below, are the planters and several ideas of what to plant in them.

Elizabethan II Planter by Pennoyer Newman

This is modern yet elegant planter would be lovely with a beautiful fern or blue agave.

Kito Planter Basket From Treillage

I love this one because of the natural woven look. I can see a tall topiary or a nice full boxwood in it.

Carlos Pot By Oly

Serene and calming, I see a “Pineapple Guava” or an Agave, like “Whale’s Tongue” in it. Both plants have grey or blue leaves that would be beautiful with this color of pot.

Gratia Square Planter From Design Within Reach

Very modern with a hint of retro. I love it with an ornamental grass, especially one with purple in the leaves. The purple would play off nicely with this color of planter. Or, I could see a “Snake Plant” in it, which is upright and has more structure.

Wood Cross Planter By Accents of France

I have always loved this style of planter for its traditional qualities (timeless), and I think citrus when I see this planter.

Tomorrow, tips on planning a beautiful garden!

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I do love this picture. I can’t remember what magazine it’s from, it’s likely Elle Decor, but it’s beautiful.

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