Planting flowers in the ground for a beautiful garden isn't the only way to have a beautiful space. By simply adding some potted plants and flowers, you can really jazz up a small or large space. Cultivate your artistic side by mixing and matching colorful annuals, perennials, and tropical plants in containers.
Here are our top three colorful container ideas:
The Power of One
There’s no rule saying that you have to mix different kinds of flowers together to create a great container. Get a bold look simply planting different colors of a single variety in the same pot. Here, for example, a mixed bag of petchoas was all that was needed to make an eye-popping combination. The resulting mound of vibrant colors looks terrific all summer, and if the color show starts to fade, all you need to do is clip the plants back to encourage a new flush of bloom. Petchoas, like their cousins petunias, prefer at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day and regular applications of fertilizer to keep them in top form.
The Layered Look
For big impact, consider mixing plants of different shapes together in the same pot to create a tapestry of color. In this lush pot, an upright coleus holds center stage, while a trailing peach calibrachoa tumbles lightly over a carpet of golden creeping Jenny.These three plants are also versatile enough to grow in either sun or partial shade. Just be sure to trim the coleus back if it gets too large and tries to take over the pot.
The Tower of Flowers
Make a bold statement in your landscape by packing a colorful assortment of annuals, perennials, and tropicals into a tall, narrow container. Use several vertical planters to brighten a walkway, flank an entry, or to create privacy on an exposed deck or patio. Here, a statuesque container is used to dress up an otherwise drab wooden walkway.
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