planter ideas / by Brooke

Putting together some mood boards for planters this week.  I should have some good photos of the "real life" versions soon.  Deciding where to put planters and what to put in them is one of my favorite parts of landscape design.  I'm always surprised at what a difference a few well-placed planters will make on a home.  A great place for experimentation as well! planter ideas

1.  These planters are from Crate & Barrel.  I like the variety of heights here.

2.  Blue Star Agave.  I love agave.  It is very drought resistant and hardly ever needs to be watered.  The look, too, is impressive and dramatic.

3. Cactus Pencil Plant.  Another unique plant and also very pretty.

4. Sedum Blue Spruce.  Also a great drought resistant plant.  Are you seeing a pattern here?  It is nice to have plants that don't need a lot of water in your planters, so you don't have to worry about leaving on vacation for a week or standing out with your hose hours each day.

5. Agave Quadracolor.  This agave has beautiful stripes in bright greens and yellows.

6. Green Mountain Boxwood.  Another classic I like using in pots and planters.

 

We are putting these all together soon at a landscaping job we're finishing up.  Excited to see the end result!