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