CONTAINED EXUBERANCE features an eclectic mix of contemporary pots in a wide range of materials, textures, and finishes. Pottery is suitable for both outdoor and indoor use.
From Campania International, I hand-select a range of textured and patterned urns, barrels, squares, window boxes and tapers from their vast catalog in 12 custom patinas. Customers can also browse the vast Campania catalog and custom-order pots not represented in my Shop.
GLAZED EARTHENWARE & CERAMIC
High-fired earthenware pots imported from Vietnam. Glazes vary from warm cognac, maple red, mustard, burgundy and merlot to cooler blue, teal and turquoise. I also like pots in dark graphite, ice black, and cola.
New this season from Campania is a line of earthenware pots called Angkor. Blasted on the outside and high-fired to look like multi-colored glass was embedded.
CONTAINED EXUBERANCE features high-quality, frost-proof (to -20F) Italian terra cotta from Seibert & Rice, Short Hills, NJ. This company works with skilled artisans in Impruneta, Italy, as well as American designers and artists, to offer beautiful pots in a range of classic forms and shapes. Seibert & Rice terra cotta pots are investment pieces that will last a lifetime.
NATURAL FIBER CEMENT
Save your back! Fiber cement pots have the look of cast stone, but are much easier to move around in your garden. Straw and other plant fiber are mixed into the mortar to make to make them 50% lighter than conventional concrete pots.
Plastics, stone dust, earth, silica, and fiberglas are spun and molded into realistic, lightweight pots that look at home in the finest gardens. Manufacturers guard their exact formulas, but they are always a blend. Great for apartment and condominium balconies and terraces where weight-loads are an issue.
You’ll find contemporary lightweight Campania Lite pots in eyebrow, oval, square, and rectangular shapes in concrete, lead, onyx black, and rust finishes.
Featured is the “cadillac” of lightweight pots from Pennoyer Newman, based in New York City. This company offers an extensive catalog of carefully selected estate original pot designs… as well as contemporary shapes.
There is a pot style for you at Contained Exuberance. If you don’t see it, I will help you find a source.
A GALLERY OF PLANTED POTS (my designs and pot styles carried in my Shop):
POTS ARE MOVEABLE ART!
An grouping of square terracotta pots planted with impatiens, begonia, and geranium with a mossed shallow bowl on a pedestal. Volcanic spheres + red lawn bowling balls add repeating shape and dimension.
Earthenware water bowl
A high-fired, glazed oval bowl filled with water and a mosaic of floating duckweed (Lemna minor) and fallen Japanese maple leaves.
LIGHTWEIGHT RESIN POTS
Lightweight stone resin Lion planters cast from Long Island estate lead originals. Available from Pennoyer Newman. Planted with Miscanthus 'Dixieland' + Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate' + Gaura lindheimeri 'Butterflies' + Erigeron karvinskianus 'Profusion'.
CAST STONE REEF POINT POTS
Ridged and furrowed stone pots are cast from an original design of Beatrix Farrand, noted landscape architect. Available from Campania International. Planted with a spiky center of Phormium 'Flamingo' surrounded with tender succulents - Kalanchoe, Sedum and Euphorbia.
LARGE-SCALE EARTHENWARE POTS
3-foot-tall Asian earthenware pot contains Musa 'Siam Ruby' (red-leafed banana) anchored by a collar of Calibrachoa 'Tangerine' & Lysimachia congestiflora 'Persian Carpet'. A statement pot!
I planted the olive jar and low terra cotta bowls (available from Seibert Rice) for auction at a Wave Hill Gardeners' Party. Muhlenbergia dumosa (bamboo muhly) with a collar of Sedum 'Angelina' in the olive jar; Chondropetalum tectorum with sempervivum (left) + Yucca rostrata with Echeveria 'Black Prince' (right).