Arrangements For Container Garden
Container gardens are a great idea if you don’t have the space for a traditional garden. Nothing says each container has to contain only one plant and, in fact, placing a few kinds of plants in the same container can make for a really attractive arrangement in your a container garden. A good mix involves three heights of plants: a single tall attention-grabbing variety surrounded by few shorter varieties to fill out the low space and add color and texture, with a hanging variety planted around the edges to drape over the side of the container; oftentimes referred to as the thriller, filler, spiller. When using multiple plants in the same container, it’s important to consider which direction it will be viewed from. Place your taller plants in the “back” of the container, with progressively shorter plants as you near the “front.” This is a good rule to consider for the overall look of your containers.
Also, place smaller containers in a container garden with smaller plants toward the front, where they can be seen. Make sure the plants you put in the same container have similar growing conditions and habits. This means pairing plants that have the same watering and sunlight requirements, and that are going to grow at the same rate. Otherwise, one plant may flourish while the others languish.