Designing with Containers: Think Outside the Pot!
As the weather cools and you get outside in your garden again, consider where you need a focal point to liven up an empty or monochromatic space. Containers are a great way to add a pop of color or an interesting shape, texture or style to the garden scene – and you don’t even need to put plants in them!
Pots are particularly important in the shade garden where you might not have enough light and color for the eye to rest and notice the plants. A mass of ferns or hostas can be missed unless you add a feature, like a pot, to make your eyes pause and take notice.
I love empty pots and a collection of terracotta, ceramic, concrete and metal pots can always be moved around where needed. Here are some examples of using empty pots in the landscape from photos I took at the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s garden tour last spring….
So consider how you can use empty containers in your garden to make a big impact!