The Potted Cottage
Custom Containerscapes

The Potted Cottage will decorate your home, your business, your office, even your party or conference.  We have something for your front porch, your patio, or your dinner table.

What we do:

  • Container gardens of live plants in most any type of container

  • Sales of highest quality live annuals, perennials and woody plants

  • Garden doo-dads and accoutrements

  • Garden furniture

  • Fine silk arrangements

  • Grapevine and primitive wreaths

  • Summerwood™ garden sheds and decorative outbuildings

  • Garden layouts and consulting on the right plants to grow in your situation

Our specialties:

  • We will fill a container (your pot or one from our collection of terra cotta, foam, concrete, wire, Down Under, even "recycled junk") with your choice of appropriate and hardy plants.

  • We'll come to your home or business to talk to you about your needs.  We'll take your pots with us and return them planted or plant them at your location.

  • We will match your color, your environment (shade or sun), your size and your pocketbook.

  • We'll show you how to water and trim your Containerscapes to keep them looking good all season long.

  • We'll plant just one or dozens of containers, matched to your decor.

We specialize in beautiful, healthy, highest-quality plants, many of which you won't see just anywhere.

Karen Johnson worked until recently at Debbie Crawford's garden shop in Scottsboro putting together your custom planters.  She is an Alabama Master Gardener, former president of the local chapter.  Before coming to Scottsboro, she worked for a wholesale greenhouse.

Karen's plantings are always beautiful.  She works hard to get balance in color, shape, height and foliage.  Her gardens change with the seasons, and look good the entire growing season.  She has the knowledge and the artistic eye to make a "bunch of plants" look elegant, but not stuffy; informal, but not random. 

But don't take our word for it -- call or e-mail her.  She loves to talk plants and show off her gardens!


The Potted Cottage
Karen Johnson
595 Jeffery Drive
Scottsboro, Alabama 35769

(256) 259-2164

Updated 7/24/2005


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