I talk to landscape designer Louise McDaid about potted gardens – how to choose and group your pots, select the right plants and make a feature of your potted plants.
Part 1 Choosing pots
So you have this array of pots which um…could look a bit better instead of being a hodge podge of colour and texture.Where does one start in the potted garden? Lots of factors to consider and in the coming weeks Louise and I will be discussing how to design with pots, what pots are best suited for pots and feature plants for pots. You can’t go wrong if you listen into Design Elements’ Potted Garden Series.
Part 2 Grouping pots
You’ve decided to makeover your potted garden one way or another, now how do you put them together? Grouping the pots differently will give you a different look. Trying adding or subtracting just one or two pots to see if it looks better. Another tip, is to change the plant that’s in the pot altogether and next week the Potted Garden discusses different plants for different pots. You can’t go wrong if you listen into Design Elements’ Potted Garden Series. Find out more…..
Part 3 Selecting plants for pots
The potted garden is great for all types of reasons, but there are some pitfalls that make the overall look messy, top-heavy and just downright awful? Here’s some tips to get you on your way for potting up your potted garden. After listening to the podcast, go out into your garden and decide which plants in pots need re-potting or just moving out of their pots altogether and into the garden. Make a list of what you would like to see and over the coming weeks, see if you can meet the target of renewing some, most or even all of your pot plants.
Find that “fill, thrill and spill”!
Part 4 Feature plants in pots
How is the potted garden makeover going? Have you decided to do away with some of the pots, perhaps even re-potted others. Well in the last of the series on the potted garden, Louise and I are looking at what makes a feature plant suitable for the potted garden? Listen here for more…