Louis Bauer is Wave Hill’s Director of Horticulture.
A recent donation to the Gardeners’ Party auction in September is a trio of pots from Pennoyer Newman, a 25-year-old firm that casts distinctive pots and planters from estate originals. Long a generous friend of our annual Gardeners’ Party, this year Pennoyer Newman has given us a new design, the Handkerchief Planter Series. This trio makes a graceful yet bold statement that would enhance any spacious setting, indoors or out.
Cast in durable fiberglass, these pots are winter-proof and drilled to drain. For our Gardeners’ Party auction, each comes handsomely planted up with tender succulents.
The largest of the pots, which is 16 inches high and 44 inches wide, is stunningly planted up with Furcraea foetida ‘Mediopicta’, surrounded by Melinus nerviglumis ‘Savannah’ (ruby grass). Zone 9.
The other two, smaller pots are close in size. The first shown below, which measures 11 inches by 28 inches, is planted up with Echeveria pulvinata ‘Frosty’, Echeveria shaviana, Graptoveria ‘Alpenglow’, Kalanchoe tetraphylla and Graptopetalum paraguayense.