Design Principles for Your Container Garden
Think of your container garden as a miniature flower garden or floral arrangement. Color, texture, balance, and unity all apply, just on a very small scale. You'll work with 3 design elements to make your container garden stand out: Vertical accents, trailing plants, and filler plants to make the container garden seem lush and inviting. Use a vertical accent to provide scale with the pot and surrounding environment. Trailing plants can also keep container plantings in scale. Trailing vines and flowering plants help connect the plantings to the pot while softening its structure. Use medium-sized plants for filler. These plants bridge the tall and short plants, add lots of interest, and showcase the focal points of the arrangement. Here are just a few examples.