You may remember reading about this vase that I saw at Molbak's nursery and allowed to ride in my cart for a while but ultimately left at the nursery.
A couple of weeks ago, on the day after the Hortlandia field trip, I remembered that I had to go to Molbak's because I was responsible for getting a certain plant for a coworker for her birthday and there are only two nurseries in western Washington where I've seen Aglaonema 'Lady Valentine' (Images here) and Molbaks is one of them. Rats! I didn't want to go, I had to. I even left my camera home thinking that I'd just zip up and back. Of course, there were lots more plants to love that had arrived since the last time I visited a few weeks ago. So much for the zipping in and out.
The fact that this vase was still there was just an added bonus. However, when I got back to the area where the vase was, she had brought along her little brother.
After a long deliberation (wish I had taken pictures of them side by side...) and the helpful sales person talking about what color I have in the room (Do you know me? One color? I decorate like I garden - just keep throwing things in and it's bound to make me happy) I decided on little brother. Besides, I have lots more plants around that would work in a squat planter than I have tall elegant cut flowers. (I'm thinking callas would look grand in the tall vase.)
Because I used a flash, the glaucous leaf surface that makes them very much resemble the color of the jardiniere. (What I'm calling it now because "short squatty version of the elegant vase I saw at Molbak's" doesn't roll off the tongue quite so nicely.)
So, which do you prefer, the tall elegant one, or the shorter, flared version? Should one have both to fully appreciate the differences?