Potted containers are a decorative and mobile addition to any garden or patio. Their value is not limited to situations where there are no flower beds. Nor are they necessarily best grouped in the vicinity of a home but they can play an equally important role in the more distant parts of a larger garden setting.
The versatility of garden containers really proves itself in the garden in fact. Their role can be structural, or architectural, or equally that of a furnishing to the garden.
Pots may be used to provide seasonal bright spots of color to be seen, against a mainly evergreen shrub border. They can be of value during the winter months, when many gardens are void of color. Imaginatively planted window boxes or wall hung planters can add an decorative touch and brighten a blank wall, while pergolas offer endless possibilities for hanging baskets.
A group of planted containers bring a softening touch to the hard edge of paved areas like a patio or driveway. A single large pot can provide a focal point and can be useful for bringing a dull corner back to life.
Larger planters can be used to divide up a garden visually or great separate areas for dining or entertaining. Pots can also be placed on a edge of a path to keep people from stepping off. Swimming pools are hard to blend in with a garden areas and since there is little ground to plant into around the pool, using pottedplants and flowers can really add a lot of color and beauty to the area.
In a formal garden planted urns can be valuable by adding a centerpiece of beauty. Gardening in containers allows the gardener to use the right type of soil for plant that may otherwise not grow in your garden setting.