The Art of Grouping
Cluster containers in a large space for high impact. John’s tips make it easy.
- “Look at the group as a whole, and plant it as a cohesive unit,” he says. Keep the container type constant, such as terra-cotta, and use pots of different sizes and shapes.
- “Choose one container as the focal point, with a collection of plants,” John suggests. Fill the others with a simpler arrangement or just one plant selection to give the grouping balance. “If you have too much color or texture in every pot, you don’t enjoy anything because of everything,” he says.
- “Use the largest pot for the plant with the boldest texture,” John recommends. Then add a smaller or similar one in an additional pot for continuity.