Magazine article Sunset

Two-Tiered for Fall Plants

Magazine article Sunset

Two-Tiered for Fall Plants

Article excerpt

* This double-decker planter is filled with festive seasonal flowers. Painted clay pots are planted with dark purple and orange pansies, dusty miller, and large heads of flowering kale, then elevated on inverted clay pots inside a long wooden planter. The materials list is ordered for ease of shopping.

DESIGN: Jill Slater (650/363-0524)

TIME: 1 hour, plus shopping

COST: $100 to $140

materials and plants

* Three 8-inch-diameter clay pots

* Three 5-inch-diameter clay azalea (short) pots

* Green wooden planter box, 36 inches long, 10 inches wide, and 10 1/2 inches tall

* One 2-cubic-foot bag of potting soil

* Controlled-release fertilizer

* Three 4-inch purple kale

* Four sixpacks Melody Purple and Orange pansies

* Four sixpacks Trick or Treat pansies (orange with black face)

* Three sixpacks dusty miller

* Four 4-inch green-and-white kale

* One pint acrylic burnt orange paint

* One pint acrylic straw yellow paint

directions

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