Container gardening is akin to flower arranging in that you’re blending lots of different plants together to create a beautiful focal point, only in a container garden, the arrangement is permanent! Today, we’re bringing you tips from gardening expert, Nonie Daniel. She arranged the following containers for us and shares a few of her favorite tips!
Think in Sizes and Shapes
Compose your container as you would a flower arrangement. Include at least 3 elements that are different in color, texture, size, such as a tall plant (Curcuma) with a wide leafy plant (Heucherella), with a feathery spilling plant (Maidenhair fern).
Monochromatic Plants & Markings
Monochromatic is good, especially if you want the feeling of calm. A monochromatic combination works best if there is a pop of color, if the plants have interesting leaf markings (Hosta or Persian Shield work well) and if there are contrasting textures.
Bring in Herbs
Include some potted herbs with your flowers and plants. As you brush up against the mint, rosemary or sage in your container, you’ll release a delicious calming fragrance.
An element of Surprise
Use plants and flowers that are appropriate to the environmental conditions, but don’t be afraid to experiment a little bit. Unexpected combinations are the most interesting.