Growing plants in containers is an effective way of adding an extra dimension to the scene. And there is the extra benefit that the planters can be moved around as the seasons change. As with most aspects of gardening there is a knack in creating a stunning container and these nine tips will help to point you in the right direction. This comes from an article by Christine Tusher which I found on the Houzz website.
Whether you?re greening up your patio or creating interest in a flower bed, using planted containers is an easy way to to add texture and depth to your outdoor space. But creating a beautiful container garden isn?t as simple as plopping a few plants into a pot. Here are nine tips for creating a truly artful container garden.1. Keep pots simple. ?I try to limit colors/glazes to one or two for each garden area,? says Tish Treherne of Bliss Garden Design.
2. Set a tone. Think about your garden?s style. Is it traditional? Modern? Asian? Choose containers that reflect that theme.3. Think of pottery as sculpture. Pottery comes in a startling array of shapes, sizes, glazes and colors, and can be employed to add an artistic element to your garden.
?When selecting glaze and color, I also consider the garden setting,? says Treherne. ?For instance, I might be tempted to use a chartreuse glaze in a shaded garden with monochromatic greens or a copper red in a warm and sunny garden. I may also consider hardscape ? for instance, in this garden the pottery echoes the surrounding stone.?
Some pots can be left empty as sculptural elements. ?For pots that I know I will not plant, I usually look for ones that are smaller at the top/opening than the middle,? she says. ?A more open top begs to be planted.?4. Build your color scheme around one specific plant. Glenna Partridge of Glenna Partridge Garden Design suggests starting with a plant you love when choosing plantings. ?I specifically use the foliage or flower color as my jumping-off point,? she says.