Many people have pot plants they love, but often they don’t make as much of them as they could. For instance, you often see garden pots made of black plastic holding a beautiful shrub or flower and the effect is actually quite ruined by that awful looking pot. Or even if the pot is nice, it is not placed in a way that gives it the best advantage visually.
Here are some of the many ways in which pots can enhance your garden design.
- A large pot can be used as a feature in the middle of a small garden or garden section. It can have a very dramatic effect on the landscape by using a pot with a bright colour that forms a contrast to everything else surrounding it.
- You can have a row of decorative pots –and plants – on a hard surface such as gravel or concrete. This can be seen in some low maintenance gardens as the pots form the major point of visual attractiveness.
- Pots with small fruit trees also add appeal to the garden or a small courtyard area and they can also bear fruit to enjoy fresh or make jam from. The fruit adds colour in its season, while the pot looks attractive all year round.
- In combination with another feature. Pots make a great addition to another feature such as a water feature or a gazebo in the garden.
- They can be used along the swimming pool to add interest to an area that might otherwise look bare. Make sure they all match and are not too close to the edge. Most plants don’t like pool water.
- Use a garden pot for something different, such as a fish pond. Half barrels or even a deep pot would be suitable for this.
- You could use a large pot as a very charming rain barrel for a new take on an old look. Keep a scoop nearby so you can use the water on other pot plants in the vicinity.
- Placing a pot in the sun will make it stand out more and enhance the garden. You can use it to draw the eye to yet another pot or a garden feature, seating or a pretty tree.
- A group of pots can fill in an awkward corner that nothing seems to beautify. Group them close together for the best effect. Have an odd number such as 3 or 5 and use either colour or shape as a unifying theme. For instance you could have five pots of different shapes and heights, but the same colour. Or you could have different colours, but the same shape.
There are many ways to use pots, but first you have to start off with a good quality pot that looks attractive in its own right