Though we didn’t quite match last month’s many entries in May’s Picture This contest–perhaps because container season is not yet in full swing for many of us (hint: dip in last year’s files)—some fine photos surfaced nonetheless. It was nip and tuck for first place, but I have to give the edge to…
…Deviant Deziner Michelle, whose succulent entry (hah!) was topped with spiky cordyline, providing a rich tapestry of shapes and textures. I especially liked the way the pot seemed so at home in its setting-having additional succulents in the ground really created some shapely echoes and a strong linking element. And whatever those–acorn? wooden shoe? mutant squash?– strange orangey things at the base of the container, they served as neat eye-catchers to draw your eye to the pot. So overall, great pot, great setting.
The runner up, Gardenista, was a strong contender thanks to its vivid color and repeating forms. I liked the way the glass marbles echoed the shapes of the succulents. But in the end it didn’t have quite the rich variety of texture as our first place winner.
For a look at the competition, and to see the work of all who contributed, follow the links below.