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.

Colorful Flowers Create Stately Pattern in Urns DK - Grow Plants in Pots © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Ornate Urns

Colorful flowers planted in large urns provide a stately frame for a grass walkway in this traditional garden.

Stylish Urban Outdoor Room DK - Grow Plants in Pots © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Urban Outdoor Room

Stylish, cylindrical containers add to the contemporary elegance of this urban outdoor room with limestone paving.

Contemporary Containers Fuse Old and New 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.

Intimate Gravel Garden DK - Grow Plants in Pots © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Informal Container

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

Garden Patio Foliage Decor DK - Grow Plants in Pots © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Beautiful with Japanese Maples

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

Contemporary Galvanized Containers DK - Grow Plants in Pots © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Galvanized Containers

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

Contrasting Containers DK - Grow Plants in Pots © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Mixing Hues

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

On the Catwalk DK - Grow Plants in Pots © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Garden Catwalk

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

Red Acer Contrasts with Blue Drum Planter DK - Grow Plants in Pots © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Sweet Spot of English Lavender DK - Grow Plants in Pots © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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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