Plant containers can be round, rectangular, square, even diamond or triangular shaped. For landscaping purposes, the height can vary from 1/2 foot to 3 feet or more, as shown in the image above, courtesy of jo-h at everystockphoto.com. The size and shape of a plant container can help to determine its best landscape function.
Place two rows of tall plant containers of any shape but preferably the same design or material to mark-off a walkway. The container material may be clay/pottery or lightweight resin with a faux finish to imitate clay, cement or stone. Like airport runway lights, the plant containers can direct foot traffic to a destination, such as a pool or gazebo, through a flower garden, or to a preferred entryway to the house. Image courtesy of Crinklecrankle.com.
Plant containers can be evenly spaced on one or both sides of a wide walkway. The containers can be large enough to hold trees or shrubs that could be decked with twinkle lights or the pot could hold an up light to help illuminate the walkway while enhancing the foliage in the pot.
Use plant containers to create a focal point. A cobalt blue, urn-shaped planter that stands 2 or 3 feet tall could be placed at a curve or end of a pathway, in a wooded area or nestled amidst shrubbery close to the house. Even without something planted in tall, decorative containers, they make a statement. Indulge in uniquely shaped containers, like a contemporary fluted shape container that might look like a tall flower vase but is intended for outdoor use.
Fill empty areas
Display identical planters of shrubs or flowers on either side of the garage door. Window flower boxes can add charm to any home.