Decorating With Pots: Formal Elegance

Grand topiary shapes, mopheads, pyramids, spirals, and swagged pots create elegant lines and a cool, sophisticated look. Large, shaped plants are expensive, but boxwood can be quickly and cheaply styled into any design you want.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios
Ornamental Urn Adds Classical Touch to Balcony DK - <i>Simple Steps to Success: Containers for Patios</i> &copy; Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007

Baroque-Style Fernery

An ornamental Italianate container filled with ferns highlights the low-key classical look of any damp, shady corner.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios

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