Decorating With Pots: Clean and Contemporary

The modern look is a byword for sharp angular shapes and minimalism, using architectural plants, especially evergreens, to highlight the style. Geometry is in; overblown romantic gestures and clutter are out.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios
Blocks of Glass Create Repeating Contemporary Look DK - Simple Steps to Success: Containers for Patios © 2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Blocks of Grass

Eye-catching repeat planting works well with contemporary pots, such as these dark red acrylic blocks. Tactile, arching grasses spray out. Low-key planting around the bases of the pots doubles as a horticultural carpet, adding color and texture.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007

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