Anyone can plop a few plants into a pot and call it done, but most of us are bored with that by now. Ready to take your container game to the next level this fall? Read on–and consider the same tips when planting a color pot as a gift or centerpiece, too!
Be Mindful of Scale: This applies to the placement of the container as well as the contents! If you’re framing your front door, go bold–at least 1/3 the overall height (2-3′ planted will make a great impact). For asymmetrical placements, consider a groupings of 3 in staggered sizes.
Choose Contrasting, Complimentary Colors: Chartreuse is hard to beat as a foundation color that compliments just about everything–we love ‘Goldcrest’ or Lemon Cypress for this purpose. The deep, moody hues of ornamental peppers and purple kales and cabbages pop with it, and together, they set the stage for the bright colors of pansies, mums, and cyclamen.
Think Outside the Plant Box: Fall makes it easy to play with your non-plant components: bare branches, pumpkins, and even spooky props will make your pots POP! with interest, and they’re easily rotated and changed out for interest. Texture is key here, so consider fruiting plants as well–ornamental peppers, Jerusalem Cherry and others hold their fruits for a long time and provide both textural interest and pops of color, too.
It’s All About the ‘Nooks and Crannies’: Don’t neglect the in-between spots, especially with centerpieces and gift planters. Tufts of moss, glass beads and decorative stones make the best accessories for addressing the tiny details, but they have a huge impact on the finished product.
Year-round, NHG sources and stocks an array of containers from tiny to large, along with a huge assortment of plants and accessories to satisfy even the most creative container creations. And if you’re not feeling creative, let us do the work for you–our specialists have a keen eye for every style. Come see us, no matter the season!