Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pots: Focal Points of Color and Texture

Composing arrangements in pots is fun way to create powerful points of interest in your garden. Here are a few examples: each pot is chosen to compliment or contrast with its planting and surroundings, in color, texture and size.

Polka-Dot Pot
These echeverias are arranged in a grid, echoing their polka-dot pot in color, rhythm, and whimsy.

Green Pot
In this composition of soft blues and greens, a spray of Helictotrichon grass plays off the roundness of the succulents and the smooth pale green marbles. Marbles are a great way to put the finishing touch on a pot.

LEFT: Polygonum capitatum trails downwards while Dasylirion explodes upwards, penetrating the vibrant red and orange of a grape vine (Vitis vinifera) in late autumn. RIGHT: Phormium ‘Pink Stripe’ drawing your eye to the classical terracotta wall plaque. The color is balanced between the flowers on the Justicia brandegeana vine above and the pink geraniums below.


Cocoa and Lavender said...

I think we have a phormium here in Tucson, although I think the form may be more dracena-like. It adds such great color to the garden! Thanks for a beautiful post!

Lenkin Design said...

Thanks so much. We had a great time putting this together!