Swimwear designer Rod Beattie uses colorful pots and artful plant arrangements to create garden vignettes in various parts of his Pasadena house, whether that means a splash of yellow and blue by the pool, a welcoming tableau at the end of the carport or a set of pots defining a lounge area outside a bedroom.
When posting our feature on Beattie's house last week, we asked the designer about his favorite places to buy outdoor pots. His three go-to sources:
Pottery Manufacturing and Distributing: This company makes its own pots in Tecate, Mexico, and serves as an importer for other designs as well. We sent a message asking if the company allows the public to its Gardena showroom, but we got not response. Retail outlets are listed at www.potterymfg.com.