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Container Planting with Real and Artificial Outdoor Plants

Don’t limit your container planting to the indoors or to outdoor tables. Planters of all shapes and sizes can add visual interest to any garden design. This homeowner is an avid gardener that has demonstrated how to create different groupings of plants that are both planted in the ground and in planters and pots. Let’s take a moment to break down what makes this home one of the most well-respected on the block when it comes to curb appeal. You can achieve this beautiful method of container planting with a combination of real and artificial outdoor plants.

Container Planting Outdoors

Container Planting Outdoors

So here is the backstory, this house is on a corner lot with a ton of real estate to cover. A fan of gardening, this homeowner has left no stone unturned so to speak, and has maximized his space to create a multitude of flower beds. A path of stepping stones takes you on a tour throughout this magnificently manicured yard.

I personally love how even though this one home features hundreds of plants, the individual planting areas create different vignettes that you can take in and appreciate separately. He has done this by creating little islands of flower beds throughout the space.

Each flower bed features a combination of low and high plants. Some are just subtle greenery while others are show-stoppers that are interesting both in shape and color. When it comes to invasive plants or those that are extra sensitive to cold temperatures, the pots and planters are the perfect solution. The pot contains the root system and spreading of the plant while the fact that it is potted allows you to pull them inside any time you are expecting a hard freeze.

Achieve this look at home by starting with a small space, placing small potted plants in front and taller plants toward the back. If the thought of keeping that quantity of plants alive intimidates you, go for a combination of real and artificial plants. Artificial outdoor plants are ideal for hard-to-access spaces, such as in the backs of flower beds, and reduces the time that it will take you to keep your garden beautiful.

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