Here are some more considerations when combining plants.
- “Let the container’s size dictate the scale of the plants you choose,” John says. A pot needs plants of equal stature to look appropriate. In a very large planter, consider a small tree or shrub to provide enough heft.
- Add a small shrub for texture and color. To get double miles from a plant, use it in the container now, and anticipate a use for it in the landscape later.
- Combine bold and fine textures such as croton and asparagus fern.