Using containers and planters around the garden presents a great opportunity to experiment with different plant combinations and unexpected varieties from year to year and season to season. When selecting container plant pairings, look at color and texture as equal attributes, and include about three to six different plants that contrast by color, texture, or height. Limiting your container to three to six plants makes a grand statement, and expanding the varieties provides stimulating textural impact. My clients and I also have been working on being less water dependent and maximizing the saturation of color for our containers. Here is a selection of planters that have great textural impact, while limiting the plant palette.
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