Using Large Garden Containers

Bigger can be better when it comes to containers. Choose large flower pots and urns to bump up your landscape's style.

Photo By: DK - Grow Plants in Pots © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Grow Plants in Pots © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Grow Plants in Pots © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Grow Plants in Pots © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Grow Plants in Pots © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Grow Plants in Pots © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Grow Plants in Pots © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Grow Plants in Pots © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Old and New

These traditional English garden irises contrast with the contemporary look of these large flower pots.

Informal Container

This large pot, made from weatherproof Cor-Ten steel, fits perfectly into the look of an informal garden space.

Beautiful with Japanese Maples

Because Japanese maples are compact and slow-growing, they make lovely candidates for your patio containers.

Galvanized Containers

Containers of varying heights and widths decorate this raised vegetable patch of chives, peppers, leeks, strawberries and tomatoes.

Mixing Hues

The dark red of these large, contemporary containers mixes with the complementary hues of green Dasylirion longissimum.

Garden Catwalk

The colorful, spiky Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' planted in these tall, geometric containers gives this wooden garden catwalk a dramtic look.

Brilliant Contrast

The brilliant red of this Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) stands out even more dramatically when contrasted against the cobalt blue of this old oil drum container.

Lavender Container

A large, round container will offer balance to the foliage and flowers of English lavender, a strongly aromatic addition to any summer garden.

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