Drum roll, please!


And the Small, Sunny Garden Shop is now open - with a giveaway to celebrate!  Winner to receive their choice of one of the three small pots in the above photo... 


Here are the rules: Simply leave a comment on this post, explaining your favorite (or most  wished for) plants for growing in containers.  Yes, it's a bit of market research on my part because I'm not sure whether there is more interest in succulents, bulbs, annuals, seedlings, cuttings, etc., etc.!  And I might adjust my pot shapes and sizes if I knew!


I am running this simultaneously on my blog, Instagram account, and Facebook, so please allow for entries that don't appear here!  One entry per person please!  I will draw a winner on Friday at about noon Arizona time.


I can't offer wine and hors d'oeuvres, but please join my Grand Opening...

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Comments: 10
  • #1

    Kris P (Wednesday, 19 September 2018 13:47)

    Congratulations on your launch, Amy! I've been collecting a lot of pots of late to house plants in my lath (shade) house. Those include everything from small shrubs like fuchsias to begonia bulbs. Most recently, I've been looking for cache pots for orchids. I usually grow orchids in plastic pots but I like to tuck those into more attractive pots for display purposes (and to give them sufficient weight to prevent them from flying off my lath house shelves when the wind kicks into high here).

  • #2

    Loree (Wednesday, 19 September 2018 23:30)

    Congratulations! How exciting. For me containers are useful for things not hardy in my garden, be it something that wouldn’t handle our winter rain, or something that’s not temperature hardy. While I love the shape of your pots I don’t typically use terra-cotta in my garden so please don’t enter me in your drawing, save the chance for another.

  • #3

    Wilkie (Thursday, 20 September 2018 13:08)

    Oh, I just love these!!! I would most definitely put a succulent (or two or three) in a pot. I have a collection of the ledge above my sink and this would really add some class!!!

  • #4

    Jane (Thursday, 20 September 2018 15:28)

    I love your pots. They are beautifully shaped and glow warmly in the sunlight in your photo. I like the one with the wide mouth on the left, the one that has the most light on it, and also its neighbour with the pattern around the rim. I’m far away from you, so need to enter me in the draw, but if I had one of your pots, I think I’d put sempervivens in it- something that can deal with the midsummer heat, anyway.

  • #5

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Friday, 21 September 2018 17:04)

    Thanks a million, Kris! Your lath house sounds like a paradise for container plants! I use our covered patio, but it forms a wind tunnel - not so helpful in hot, windy, summer heat!
    I'm hoping to add cache pots once I'm sure my glaze recipe is reliably watertight. I would hate to have someone put a cache pot on a carpet and find that moisture had seeped through... Of course, then there will have to be some vases as well! ;-)

  • #6

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Friday, 21 September 2018 17:07)

    Loree - It's the difference between your climate and mine: I plant things in containers so they can get a little more moisture without my flooding the garden... ;-) I notice your comment about not using terracotta. Is this because of freeze breakage, or some other reason? If you don't mind telling me, I'd like to know!

  • #7

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Friday, 21 September 2018 17:13)

    Thank you so much, Libby - Your own ceramics designs are so lovely! I'm switching more and more to succulents in my own container garden too - admittedly most are cacti, as they are so carefree and our weather has been quite demanding this summer!

  • #8

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Friday, 21 September 2018 17:42)

    Jane - I made it a worldwide drawing, so you were entered as well! I am going to have to make sure people know they can order from anywhere, as a number of you seemed quite concerned about the distance/shipping! I love sempervivems in pots; they are such personable plants, aren't they?!!

  • #9

    Loree (Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:35)

    Amy my shying away from clay colored pots is more of an aesthetic choice, but there is a freeze issue, although that was more of a concern when I gardened in Spokane.

  • #10

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Saturday, 22 September 2018 15:37)

    Loree - That makes sense :) Red clay isn't to everyone's taste! It does have a strong presence independent of the plants inside.