Regardless of your container’s size, the principles of plant arrangement remain the same.
Center the tallest plant (here a Mexican bush sage), or push it to the back edge if the container is to be viewed from only one side.
Surround the tall selection with mid-range plants, such as ornamental peppers, mums, and lamb’s ears.
Complete the arrangement with a trailing plant. A creeping fig meanders over the edge for an elegant finish.
"Pretty Up Your Pots" is from the September 2008 issue of Southern Living.