When you have had enough experience with handling simple container planting arrangements, start aiming for higher. Mix and match colours and textures to create elegant combinations of plants to make your planters stand out. A simple container garden does the job perfectly however, consider adding a splash of colour to your pots to make a statement. Consider the following tips and tricks to make your garden pots catchy and enjoy being praised by friends and family.
Consider the Structure and Height of Plants
Plants usually grow broad, trailing or upright. While looking for perfect plants for your planters consider their optimum growth and habits before deciding upon a combination. An exotic container garden should be planned with all the three types of plants. Plant a couple of varieties from each category; your final product will be extremely artistic.
Consider Conditions for Each Plant
Before buying any plants, consider where you will place the container which they will be planted in. If you place heat-loving plants in a shady area of your house, surely their growth will not be optimum so their effect will not be as you planned it to be. Keeping in mind the ideal conditions for each plant is very important.
Also, when you group different varieties in a pot, make sure they thrive in similar conditions. If you end up grouping plants of contrasting nature together, some of them will bloom while others will wilt and die out. You obviously don’t want that to happen to your container garden.
Eye-catching Contrasting Textures
Combine fine and coarse textured leaves and flowers to create an extraordinary blend. Textures of leaves range from waxy to prickly; you can also find some which are nice and shiny as silk or others that are velvety. Careful selection and arrangement of all these textures can create a dramatic look for your garden pot. Bring together your choice of textures to create an amazing look for your pots and planters.
Add a Burst of Colours
Combine bold colours to have an out-of-the-box look for your container garden. Make your pots speak volumes about your personal style. Create a stunning looking blend of various shades of a colour or mix colours that complement each other. Paint a picture by experimenting with different colours.
You can start out with keeping the combinations of colours and textures simple. As you grow in experience you can start adding your signature style to your pots and plants. Container planting is an amazing creative experience; make it more dramatic by mixing your own style to the conventional ways.