Growing plants in small containers gives you space to create a small garden in your patio, giving you a little bit of both worlds. With the variety of plants, along with the different types of containers that can be used to grow them, have led to the emergence of unique and creative designs for gardens.
✦ If you want to create gardens with flowers, you can opt for flowers of the same color, or different shades of one base color. It could be blue and purple, or pink, red and purple. On the other hand, you could choose a completely contrasting color scheme, such as pink and blue, to alter the design of your garden.
✦ Make sure that the color of your plants and pots do not clash with each other. You must ensure that the pots and the flowers make a good combination on their own. Similar is the case with creating a vegetable container garden.
✦ Choosing different shades of greens, along with various textures, also adds to the beauty of a garden. Do remember that the texture of a pot combined with the texture of a plant can make an outstanding design effect.
✦ Plant varieties also help in adding to the beauty of a garden. Ideally, a container garden should have a combination of these 4 types, namely, thrillers, fillers, accents, and spillers. Thrillers mainly add height to your garden, as they are a variety of upright plants.
Use these where you would like to create an illusion of height. Fillers, on the other hand, provide the effect of a rich, lush garden. Accents are meant to highlight your garden, so a dash of burgundy leaves among greens is what will create that extravagant factor.
Spillers refer to plants that spill out and over the pot, into another pot. These also give the illusion of a rich lush garden. Create a combination of these as another option for a focal point in your garden.