When it comes to choosing designer plants for containers it is easy to be misled by the montage of bedding plants and annuals made widely available in every garden centre nationwide. Often selecting a mismatch of annuals that “seem like a good idea at the time” will ensure your outdoor containers look just like everyone else’s and lacks individuality.
Like a flower arrangement needs a stunning vase, similarly, a designer outdoor container display needs a fancy pot! Of course, not everyone has a limitless budget to spend on designer pots and outdoor planters, but by taking a few ideas from my pictorial suggestions you can visit a reclamation yard, a car boot sale or shop online for something similar at much less the cost!
Buying a designer container you’d be hard pressed to beat stylish terracotta pots, especially if you choose Italian Terrace containers from Italy!
If you’re looking to create a stylish designer planting scheme for your outdoor containers then you might find my following ideas helpful.
Planning your designer containers ahead of time will allow you to structure your pots with specimen shrubs and summer colour. Following the seasons will ensure your designer pots stay in top condition, we re-plant our pots in Spring, Summer, Autumn and again in Winter. Our large specimens are re-used every year and cared for until they are required, we feature Topiary box, Agapanthus, Hydrangeas, Pittosporum, Hosta’s and grasses in our containers.
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