It’s All About the Glaze

– Posted in: Succulents

I had some fun recently selecting glazes for pots for succulents. The pots are by Mark Rafter (marktrafter@gmail.com); I chose the plants and potted them up. What do you think?

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For information on obtaining these and other pots by Mark Rafter, contact him at marktrafter@gmail.com.

Debra Lee Baldwin
Award-winning garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin authored the Timber Press bestsellers Designing with Succulents, Succulent Container Gardens, and Succulents Simplified. Debra is a regular contributor to Sunset and other publications, and her own half-acre garden near San Diego has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens. Debra specializes in showing how to use architectural, waterwise and easy-care succulents in a wide variety of appealing and creative applications. www.debraleebaldwin.com.
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Cherie Smith November 20, 2013, 1:31 am

Stunning!
Where can one find Mark Rafter’s pots? They have to much character, as do the combo of plants, rock enhancements and planter!
Cherie Smith

Debbie Zonca November 20, 2013, 6:07 am

You’re right, the glazes you chose work wonderful with the plants. Also like the stones you chose to surround the plant. Pretty, pretty.

David Paul November 20, 2013, 6:18 am

You did a great job selecting the glazes to match the Cacti or Succulent Debra. I like the way the art in the pots (great stuff Mark!) maintains a natural terrestrial look and add to;… not compete with the plant subject.

Loni Shapiro November 20, 2013, 7:17 am

I have your book and use it for my container gardening classes I do each year. It brings many oohs and ahs. Love the combinations. Where can you purchase his pots?

Jo Ann Gentle November 20, 2013, 7:40 am

Great article on succulent containers. Does Mark have a website?

kate maryon November 20, 2013, 8:06 am

These are awesome little pots. The glazes really help show off the colours in the succulents

Donna Jones November 20, 2013, 8:37 am

Gorgeous! You have such an eye for beautiful arrangements! And such a talent for matching plant to pot!

Carrie November 20, 2013, 8:51 am

Cute and whimsical pots for Succulents!

Peggy Herrman - aka Orchid Ladies November 20, 2013, 9:38 am

fabulous. Love how plants and containers sing together. Both shine. Deborah, to affirm see a similar symphony on my current blog on Orchid Ladies. Best to you and yours during this season’s celebrations. Peggy

Judy Tillson November 20, 2013, 9:39 am

Debra, these are gorgeous. Each one a perfect pairing, each one a jewel! Thanks for sharing. Where can we find the beautiful pots?

Sheila Schultz November 20, 2013, 11:42 am

Mark’s pots are simply perfect for your succulent designs Debra. The glazes and succulent colors definitely work in harmony. Lucky you to know such a talented artist.

Ed Morrow November 20, 2013, 12:48 pm

Smashing, absolutely smashing (maybe not the word to use when talking about pots)!

Where did you get the plants?

Regards

Kelly November 20, 2013, 12:53 pm

Beautiful arrangements. I love succulents too!

Amy November 20, 2013, 2:54 pm

I think they are very sweet. I am starting to see how you use the pots to accent the succulents. I never gave it much thought until I started learning more about succulents.
How you make a simple succulent look so elegant, is so creative on your part.

I appreciate all the photos and posts that you take time to do. I have enjoyed learning about my new found passion!!

Cindy Hewatt November 20, 2013, 8:23 pm

You know how to choose a pot for your succulents very well.

jeanne November 20, 2013, 10:06 pm

Lovely Debra!

Candy Suter November 21, 2013, 12:21 am

You paired them perfectly my friend. These are really beautiful pots! I really like the top dressing also. Yummy!

Tobie November 21, 2013, 11:34 am

Harmony between pot and plant
resulting in a beautiful piece of living art.
So well done!

Robín November 21, 2013, 4:27 pm

Since the beauty of these plants (of all plants, in fact) make them living sculptures you do well choosing beautiful shaped pots. Just do not forget the shape of a plant is a dynamical living one, not just a sad silent stoned statue. We must remember, though they are so decorative, they are alive, not a mere painting -chef d´oeuvre or not- in our personal museum.
Yes, beauty fits to beauty.

PS: I sent to you this same comment in this same blog some dozen hours ago with a link to a computer made drawing of a fractal flower designed with a fractal program by me. I do suppose it has been sent automatically to the spam carpet because of the (clean, not spam; (a JPG image)) link.

Leticia November 21, 2013, 6:13 pm

I just got into succulents. I’m so glad you share such a beautiful pictures, they give me ideas.

Linda Jones November 22, 2013, 12:41 pm

Love all the red succulents and red pots!

Cornish Sam November 22, 2013, 2:12 pm

The previous compliments leave me with nothing to add.

You have an eye for beauty and harmony.

michaele anderson November 22, 2013, 9:34 pm

Ridiculously adorable…I love each one so much it almost hurts!

Debra Lee Baldwin November 25, 2013, 12:02 am

Hi, everyone — Thanks so much for the accolades. Inquiries about Mark’s pots should be made to him directly at marktrafter@gmail.com. The plants are from Oasis Water Efficient Gardens nursery in Escondido, CA. Their mail-order division is http://www.GardenLife.com. — Debra

kathrine December 1, 2013, 1:15 am

Love your pictures! I have three of your books and have read them front to back. I have also filled my house, yard, fence and hanging baskets with wonderful water efficient plants. I feel light I am painting a canvas with plants! I will have to post some pic’s soon. Thanks for all your shared wisdom!

Artificial Grass Coventry December 5, 2013, 5:27 am

They have to much character, as do the combo of plants, rock enhancements and planter. The glazes and succulent colors definitely work in harmony.