Nothing draws the eye or adds the right level of pop like a well-tuned statement planter. “They should be elegant,” says Josh Clarke, manager of Al’s Garden Center & Home in Sherwood and designer of the planters featured here. “‘Wow’ doesn’t have to mean shock factor.
- Start with a container that complements the landscape or home feature you’d like to elevate, something that will draw the eye without feeling incongruous.
- Just as with choosing furniture for a room, choose larger plants first while considering the scale of the pot.
- Select unique and interesting plants to fill around the large plant and spill over the edge of the pot. Consider contrasting textures and complementary colors.
- Experiment with seasonal changes by switching out plants.