Before anything else, choose the right planters for your garden if you don’t already have them. If you have a smart, modern space, choose simple matching pieces. Alternatively, if yours is an Italian or garden style, why not splash out on elaborate stone or terracotta urns? You can mix and match sizes and details in a less formal garden as well. Larger planters work better as effective statement pieces.
The placement of your planters also affects your container planting. Be sure to place them where they will have the greatest impact without detracting from other features such as ponds, sculptures or flower beds. Front doors are ideal locations, as are long unadorned walls or hidden corners.
When designing a garden for planting, it’s easy to consider hardscapes, beds and borders, and landscaping. Many then choose architectural containers that contain a specimen. This can be particularly effective, especially if the effect is repeated along a row of planters.
But how about some seasonal style? Why not bring a combination of bold colors to your garden from July to October? Want to follow this with a mix of warming tones for the winter season? You can achieve such showstoppers relatively easily by implementing “The Art of the Planter”.
By the way, will the plants be in the middle of a space, or will they have their backs to a wall? The image below shows the difference this makes: A. is visible from all sides, while B. approaches from only three sides. There is no point in putting smaller plants around the back of pot B, as you will never see them. In addition, they will hardly receive any light and preferably die out quickly.