design tips for pot placement
Firstly, consider practicalities – the pot
needs to be placed where the plant will get its sunlight requirements. That’s not an issue if you’re not using a
live plant (tortured willow or other dried branches make stunning features, as
do large glazed ceramic pots without plants).
To ensure your garden, courtyard or balcony
has a co-ordinated look, repeat colours, materials and shapes in different
areas. It’s often more aesthetically
pleasing to group pots in uneven numbers and best not to combine too many
different colours or shapes.
Placing a single pot (or a row of matching
pots) against a feature wall as a focal point is an eye catching addition to
any space. Make sure you buy the pot
first and then match the plant to the container.
Placing pots at an entrance, the start of a
pathway or in a previously dull corner brings life to a space. Similarly, using small pots down a set of
steps can add interest.