How to create interesting garden containers
If you have a green thumb touch, or maybe not so much here are some tips that
may help when it comes to what types of plant materials to pot in your garden
containers. Of course, everyone’s tastes
are different and we encourage that, but these tips can work in general ways
also. These tips also work with all
types of garden containers. Clay
flowerpots, Clay Planters, Concrete Pottery, Glazed flowerpots, tall, thin and
window box pottery. Make it simple and
keep it simple!
Mix different leaf textures & sizes
Potting green plants in your home and garden pottery or containers is not the most exciting thing to do but if you think about it, they make a wonderful filler
for very little financial investment. If
you put your palms, flowers, bulbs or succulents in the center of your planter
and fill the border with leaves and greens you will have a much fuller flower
pot arrangement without a lot of expense.
Lamb’s Ear: We love
these silky soft leaves. They range
from pale yellow to deep emerald green and have a fuzzy softness to them. These are great when planted in clay planters
all alone because they grow fast and provide lots of colors as well as filler. The leaves have almost a light grey cast to
them because of all the fuzz. Love it!
Ferns: Ferns are
known for their feathery tapered leaves.
They range in too many colors to list here but they are perfect as
filler or as stand-alone. Each leaf has
a natural bend to it so it looks lovely draped on the outside of your clay
flowerpots and glazed planters. Ferns
are also perfect for patio or porch hanging terracotta planters.
Hosta: These leaves
are little paddles that look lovely when mixed with spikey flowers or plants
that have height. A deep green that
complements all colors of flowers, even white.
When mixed with other green leaf plants they add a tremendous contrast
in color and style to all your clay planters or clay flowerpots.
So hopefully these few suggestions can spark
some inspiration in you and make potting up your home and garden planters, clay
flowerpots or clay window box planters easier, more enjoyable and lovely to