A container of blooms by a work of art.

We challenged our container experts at each of our stores to create a beautiful container inspired by great art. This week, we continue our Art of Containers series by featuring the custom container design contributed by our Al's of Gresham team!

a beautiful container inspired by the painting Flaming June

They choose Sir Frederic Leighton's Flaming June, and created a bright and lively container:

We felt that Frederic Leighton's vibrant painting, Flaming June, elicits a strong feeling of summertime in the garden. When we think of summer, we think of a bright, vibrant color pallet: Fiery reds, golden oranges, and rich yellows. Summer is the season of bright yellow marigolds, neon orange echinacea, and soft, fragrant agastache. Using them is a perfect way to evoke the powerful imagery of the painting. - The Gresham Design Team

You can recreate this beauty for your own home! We carry all the plants used in this custom container:

  • Abyssinian Red Banana
  • Poquito Orange Agastache
  • Sombrero Adobe Orange Echinacea
  • Zahara XL Fire Zinnia
  • Sunny Susy Glow Thunbergia
  • Bracteantha Yellow
  • Zahara Mix Zinnia
  • Nonstop Begonia Orange
  • Fireball Marigold
  • Bonanza Yellow Marigold
  • Persian Chocolate Lysimachia
  • Belinda's Find Grass
Abyssinian Red BananaAbyssinian Red Banana
Zahara XL Fire ZinniaZahara XL Fire Zinnia
Sunny Susy Glow ThunbergiaSunny Susy Glow Thunbergia
Nonstop Begonia OrangeNonstop Begonia Orange
Orange and Yellow Marigold bloomsBonanza Yellow & Fireball Marigolds

Stop by our Gresham location to see their creation in person!

Next week - we'll feature the design created by our team at Al's of Woodburn.