Pots, Yucca, Color


My order of kiln-fired terracotta pots arrived from Braxton Payne. Look at this goodness!


He even included a wee “vintage” hand-finished pot. It is perfect. 


I’ve potted the first armature yucca proto, and am waiting for the glue to dry thoroughly before arranging the leaves. It stands 5.5 inches (14 cm) in a one-inch cylinder pot.


Oh, and here’s a color comparison on the four stocks I’m considering (with the tiny pot again, because it’s so dear). Nothing terribly surprising, but a handy reference. I think the yellow stock would be good for Sansevieria, or for yuccas with yellow edges — it’s difficult to outline this shape with markers. I’m excited to carry on experimenting!

14 thoughts on “Pots, Yucca, Color

  1. Bennie says:

    I like how you tested the colors of the pens/paint and paper, very crafty of you. The pots are adorable.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Bennie, I’m surprised it took me this long to do a somewhat organized side-by-side comparison. But that’s what I love about doing this stuff… I seem to get more crafty :)
      And I must say Braxton Payne’s pots are one step beyond adorable: they are 1:12 perfect.

  2. Barbara W. says:

    What treasure! I confess to having a shelf of RL terracotta pots just because I like their shapes. I am keeping my fingers crossed that you will be retailing potted plants in the future. I read today that the terrain/climate where I live can be compared to that of Mongolia. No lovely yuccas here.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Mongolia, huh? On the Wikipedia page I read of Gobi, “…a category of arid rangeland with insufficient vegetation to support marmots but with enough to support camels.”
      You should totally do a miniature shelf of terracotta pots :)

  3. Keli says:

    Love the pots, the yucca, problem solving, alcohol markers…

    I woke up in a good mood this morning. I love coffee, the cat on my lap, the smell of honeysuckle wafting in through the window…

    Tall, slender house plants are a wonderful way to add green life to a room. Keep up the good works. :D

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Welcome back, Keli! What a wonderful way to wake up.
      Yuccas are *so* good at fitting into small spaces, as you say. Thanks for the encouragement :)

  4. elizabeth s says:

    It must have felt like Christmas in July when all of those Perfectly scaled clay pots arrived. Bravo on your finished Yucca! It looks incredibly real and as if it has been growing in that pot for years!

  5. Nancy Bristow says:

    OMG! I’m such a greedy wench that I want each and every one of these pots! You do know how I feel about Braxton’s work. And, oh yeah, I’m loving your Yucca plant. More to come.

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