Tips to make the perfect container arrangement
- 1 Choose an “inspiration” plant. …
- 2 Tie your container in with your existing landscape. …
- 3 Find plants to compliment your inspiration plant. …
- 4 Use contrast in color and texture to make an interesting arrangement. …
- 5 Choose plants of different heights.
One may also ask, what plants go together in container?
Mix in perennials, trees, shrubs, houseplants, vegetables, and herbs. Use whatever strikes your fancy as a container. If it doesn’t have drainage holes, plant in plastic pots and place the pots inside the container.
Then, how do you arrange plants?
Should I put rocks at the bottom of my planter?
A: For years, experts told gardeners to put a layer of gravel, pebbles, sand or broken pieces of pot in the bottom of the pot before potting up houseplants or outdoor plants. The idea was to improve drainage. But research shows that this advice is wrong. Water doesn’t travel well from one medium to another.
If you are struggling to make a group of potted planters look good grouped together, try this simple trick. Place one large pot at the center and then add smaller plants around the outside to adorn and decorate. This will draw the eye to the focal point, but also offer a lot of beauty in the surrounding pots as well.
The Rule of Three. A common rule of thumb for styling a space is to avoid even-numbered groupings as paired items tend to look a touch formal. A classic combination is a group of three, but so long as you keep the number of plants in each grouping an odd number they should look great.
The idea is that the pots and plants should step down proportionally from each other. You may also want to consider contrasting the textures of the plants. For example, mix hard spiky leaves with soft smaller flowers. Another idea would be to pick a plant theme colour and repeating it in all pots.