We don’t all have the talent of Christina Salwitz at the Personal Garden Coach and co-author of Fine Foliage; this women can pull together container combinations like nobody’s business. For everyone else, including me, let the pots center your design.
Grouping similar pots together to create an arrangement grounds your container garden. Once the arangement is set, then plants can be added or traded out for the seasons or even if a plant or two isn’t performing well, trade it out. Keeping to a similar style makes these arrangements work. The last photo uses the most mixed materials, but plantings have such a strong focal point, little attention is paid the the pots.
The entrance at Chanticleer.
Andrew Bunting’s private garden
Jeff Jabco’s private garden
Denver Botanic Garden
Check out Christina’s book Fine Foliage. Her foliage combinations will very work well in these kinds container gardens.