A massive composition of potted plants like this looks stunning with its textures, colours and levels. You can mix tropicals with perennials, larger trees with smaller pots of flowers and exercise your imagination as you explore colour, pattern and placement.
A splash of pink adds charm to this concrete urn. Pink mandevilla mingles with matching bold caladium and a frilly silver licorice plant.
Globed barrel cacti contrast beautifully with the spiky mescal agave. These can reside indoors most of the year and be placed outdoors in the summer to lend an unexpected element to a patio.
Height and a limited palette of reds and silvery greens provide drama without overstatement: Red Abyssinian banana, Purple New Zealand flax, Casa Blanca Oriental lily, Nicky K dahlia, Dusty miller, English ivy, Blue fescue, Red bedding dahlia, Sizzler Burgundy salvia, Coral bougainvillea, Lion's ear, Honey bush and Meteor sedum.
A stunning collection of plants achieves drama and impact: Western mugwort, 'Margarita' sweet potato vine, 'Profusion Orange' zinnia, Dracaena, 'Snoho Wonder' dahlia, 'Intrigue' canna, 'Sonata' petunia and 'Rubiginosa' alternanthara.
Polly African mask, Dragon Wing pink begonia, caladium, golden creeping jenny and Summer Wave amethyst wishbone flower look exotic and alluring in a rustic wooden window box.