Saturday, June 08, 2002

Cincinnati Blooms

Pick of the Pots

        Title: Red White and Blooming.

[photo] (Joseph Fuqua II photo)
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        Pot's location: Fountain Square, downtown.

        Artist: Jo Ann Heurich of Hidden Valley Lake, Ind., a painter who prefers using watercolors and oils but finds herself using acrylics more and more — “they're quicker,” she says.

        Explanation: From a distance, the pot looks like a flag, Ms. Heurich says. “As one approaches, you realize the pot is not solid red, white and blue — flowers are within the colors. In the white are daisies, in the blue irises and in the red poppies, in honor of the veterans. The stars are azalea blooms. There are also Roman numerals on the pot; they designate a jewelry line of Tiffany's, the pot's sponsor.”

        Who planted it: Julie Weinel, horticulture manager for the Cincinnati Horticultural Society. The plants, she says, were chosen to complement the artist's red, white and blue theme: red verbena, white geraniums and Salvia “Victoria Blue”.

        Sponsor: Tiffany & Co.

        Artist-decorated and professionally planted flower pots and planters, part of “Cincinnati Blooms,” will be in downtown Cincinnati, Newport and Covington through September. Information at Cincinnati.Com.


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