Cast Iron Urn 2021: Relocated with Fountain Grass Monoculture
I bought a large cast iron urn planter off of Craigslist a few years back and have planted it with a combination of annuals and perennials the past few seasons. I kept it right next to the driveway in front, but at least once a season, Nat would comment about how she thought it wasn't the right spot for the large, black urn.
For history, here are a few posts showing off the various different plantings that I've made in this urn.
2018: I don't think I captured the planting.
This year, I decided to move it to the backyard - in a bed - and to plant a monoculture. For the planting, I went with (wait for it....) a couple of fountain grasses. These are reddish in color and called Fireworks Fountain Grasses - Pennisetum alopecuroides. These were $9.98 at Home Depot and I bought two of them.
And, here's what they look like in the urn:
I put the urn on top of a big red paver that I harvested from our neighbor's teardown. I'll end up covering this base paver with mulch.