December 10, 2020 Newsletter
This week I’m sharing one of my favorite artists, a new variety of echinacea, earth-friendly plant containers, a cute natural garland, and a great article about historic daffodils. Let’s dive in.
Meet the Artist Behind Unikos Art
Lizette Telleria is the talented artist behind UNIKOS. Lizette creates handpainted pots. Each pot is an original work of art. Made using bright, happy colors, these pots are sure to bring a smile to your face.
Lizette was born in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. She moved to Miami, Florida as a teenager. Color brings joy to Lizette’s life and that joy and love of color are reflected in her work.
Lizette is releasing a new collection of hand-painted pots this week. Check out her website to see her new pieces, but I warn you. You need to be fast. Her pots sell out quickly!
These are my three favorite pieces from Lizette’s current collection.
Faith – A beautiful terra-cotta planter painted freehand
Lizzy – A stunning planter with a graceful neck
Monica – A funky polka-dotted terra-cotta planter
TERRA NOVA® Nurseries Introduces Echinacea ‘Sweet Sandia’
Feast your eyes on this new echinacea introduction called ‘Sweet Sandia’. It’s described as having petals that resemble a slice of watermelon, and oh my goodness, they do look like a slice of watermelon!
It’s got a compact habit with tons of flowering stems. Like all Echinacea, this plant wants to be in full sun and grows in Zones 4 through 9.
An Artful Botanical Garland
Gardenista featured the most gorgeous botanical garland in a recent article. Click on the link below to get DIY tips to create your own garland to decorate during the holidays and beyond.
Earth Friendly Containers
Fine Gardening has a couple of great articles discussing different options available for earth-friendly containers. With the push to reduce plastic-use and start using more environmentally friendly containers in our gardens, I think you will find these two articles helpful.
Uncovering Historic Daffodils
The New York Botanical Garden’s daffodil collection was established in 1898. They received a gift of 52 daffodil varieties from Peter Barr who was a British horticulturist responsible for bringing the daffodil back into fashion. The first article I ever published on Garden Moxie was an article about Peter Barr.
In the spring of 2019, the New York Botanical garden set out to catalog its historic collection of daffodils and they wrote an excellent article outlining the details and challenges of the project.
That’s it for this week. Happy Hanukkah to those celebrating the festival of lights. I hope you enjoyed this week’s newsletter. Until next year, happy gardening!