It began with the first ever RR Garden Bazaar … and the divestment continues. It took the Bazaar, a follow-up leftovers sale, and a final take-it-all-away lump sum, but the Rancho’s backyard is now empty (well, except for the largest concrete and composite stone planters and a handful of carefully chosen objects). It feels great; I can finally see the yard’s bones again. Next to go out back: Plants that have grown too large for the space … All of this is to make way for my still-percolating new design scheme. But, why stop now? I’ve decided that the feels-good-purge-urge should extend to the front yard, too, meaning my collection of terra-cotta pots have to go. Collected over the last 10 years, I swore I’d never get rid of many of these earthy containers … until now. Pictured above is the first offering: a group of six diverse vessels planted with a variety of cacti and succulents … and, yes, that’s my giant strawberry pot!
On the block, too, are my twisty ocotillo in a classic Mexican urn, and another group in the form of a pair of vintage tripod pots and a huge Mexican pot with a distressed painted finish. These pots are “on the block” because I’m selling them via online auction, eBay. Below, find clickable links to each. Feel free to email questions at email@example.com. Prices for each group are based on their cost at purchase and are actually less than what I paid then. Should the pots not sell by the end of the week-long auction period, I’ll have a live sale and offer them singly. Seeing us selling off the backyard has provoked queries from neighbors; they’re worried we’re moving … once I tell them I’m just clearing out for a new scheme, they say they can’t wait to see what’s next … that makes two of us!