20 Ways to Use Large Garden Containers

Bigger can be better when it comes to containers. See why you should choose large flower pots and urns to bump up your landscape's style.

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Beautiful with Japanese Maples

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

Front Door Framing

This home entrance feels like the tropical paradise and is framed beautifully with the large potted plants.

Water Feature

Turn your large containers into a water feature that will add style and serenity to any outdoor space.

Window Flower Box

A great way to add cub appeal to any home is with the addition of a window flower box container.

Art Piece

This large garden container acts as an art centerpiece in this serene garden.

Brilliant Contrast

The stone column and terracotta planter provide a nice contrast to the rich colors of the flowers planted in this container.

Entry Walkway

This home uses large containers to line the entryway. Ground cover orchids bring seasonal color to this front yard.

Mixing Hues

The black containers against the white brick mixed in with vibrant greens, create a brilliant color scheme in this outdoor space.

Visual Interest

This colorful garden features succulents in a wide range of hues along with a few large containers drawing attention to the space.

Low-Profile

If you desire a large container without the height, a low-profile miniature gardens filled with succulents is a visually appealing solution.

Tree Planters

This outdoor oasis contains large planters housing orange trees - creating an outdoor haven.

Indoor Large Container Garden

The indoor Japanese container garden utilizes natural stone that is in keeping with the stone elements seen in the outdoor space.

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Colorful Pots

Potted in cobalt blue containers, vibrant green garden plants provide seasonal color to the courtyard.

Galvanized Containers

The galvanized steel planters add an urban feel to this cool rooftop hangout.

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Stylish Planters

One way to up the style of your planters is by painting them a bright or vibrant pattern.

Contemporary Ceramic

This contemporary ceramic stand provides an artistic statement and a pop of color to the screened porch.

Repurposed Materials

This former fountain is being reused as a large container, making a statement in this garden.

Informal Arrangement

The informal arrangement of large and small potted plants and flowers add life and color around the space.

Foyer Planter

This foyer keeps things light and neutral and brings in color through potted plants. Keeping the walls white keeps things bright, clean and coastal and lets the accents do the talking.

Mixed Sizes and Materials

Large-scale pots combined with smaller containers provide structure and balance throughout this home's outdoor areas.

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