Thrillers-fillers-spillers in large ceramic outdoor pots

One of my favorite garden pastimes is cooking up new ideas for planting containers. I’ve never bothered to count just how many large ceramic outdoor pots I plant each year, but the number easily tops 100.

But no matter how many large ceramic outdoor pots I display, I’ve come to realize there’s no mystery in making a scrumptious container planting as long as I follow a simple three-ingredient recipe. First and foremost is what I call a “thriller,” a centerpiece plant with star quality, something big, bold, and beautiful. Then I add a few spicy “fillers,” foliage or flowering plants that will complement but not overwhelm the main player. Finally, I add a savory splash of mischief, a “spiller” that just tumbles out of the pot. As long as I use each of those kinds of plants—in various proportions—and take care to balance colors and textures, I can create a pot with pizzazz.

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GardenDesign-GardeningwContainers1

Thrillers work best in compositions where they are the tallest plant. For me, they are also the starting point in a container design. I select my thriller, then build around it. At planting time, the thriller goes in the center of a large ceramic outdoor pots that will be viewed from all sides or at the back of a pot that will be displayed in a corner or against a wall.

When planting a large ceramic outdoor pots, I position my fillers around the thriller. I often use a mix of plants for this job: some with foliar interest, others with flowers. For flowery fillers, I avoid perennial varieties in favor of uncommon, striking annuals or tender perennials for their much longer flowering season. Since the goal of container plants is to attract the eye, these plants add an alluring unusual flavor. I like bountiful-looking containers, so I cram in as many fillers as I can.

glazed ceramic garden pot
glazed ceramic garden pot

Spillers should do more than soften a pot and link it to its place. Well-chosen spillers continue the dialogue begun by the thriller and filler. To deepen that conversation, I look for spillers that echo or contrast with the pot’s other plants by virtue of shape, color, or texture.

Using Outdoor Ceramic Pots as Elements of a Design

Looking out the window at my garden, I find it hard to imagine it without containers. Sixty of them, strategically placed throughout my garden, provide design solutions for difficult places.

I use outdoor ceramic pots as major structural elements to help create the framework of the garden, or as visual cues to lead the eye along a path or toward a destination. I also place them to screen unsightly views. Patios, decks, and entryways become lush, intimate spaces when I embellish them with containers. And I often add outdoor ceramic pots to a bed or border to introduce a new color or shape.

perennial-flower-garden
perennial-flower-garden

Artfully designed and beautifully planted containers are striking on their own, but using them throughout a design also adds a sense of coherence to a garden. Here are some examples, from gardens I have designed and others I have visited, of the way careful and considered placement of containers can be used to resolve design challenges.

By arranging a group of three ceramic pots together on a brick pad at the base of a large arbor in my back garden, I was able to link the vertical structure to the horizontal ground plane and create the illusion that the arbor is surrounded by a garden rather than by a lawn (below left). The massing of plants at the base of the arbor also balances the overhead tangle of rose canes and clematis vines.

Placing a outdoor ceramic pot where several sight lines or pathways converge (above right) draws the eye forward and pulls you into the garden. The ceramic pot becomes a focal point, acting as a major structural element of the design.

Throughout the garden, I strategically place containers to help direct traffic and alert visitors to changes as they move from one space to the next. I use groups of pots on either side of a step to signal an elevation change.

CONTAINER-GARDENS
CONTAINER-GARDENS

Pots sitting in a path (above) or on the edge of a walkway or deck force you to slow down and consider the garden as you walk by. I also use ceramic pots to signal the transition between paved and unpaved surfaces. I set a group of terra-cotta pots on the corner of my terrace to prevent visitors from stepping off into the garden and forging a new trail in the lawn. By lining my stairs with large pots, I subtly lure visitors from the front walk to the porch. Every three months, I install new plant combinations that reflect the changing cycle of the seasons so visitors always have something new to look at.

I often use pots to add height or color to a garden bed where these elements are missing. In one garden (right), I placed a pot of annuals in a border when a shot of color was needed. I like the versatility of switching glazed ceramic pots in and out of beds and the ability to change the feel of the garden by manipulating small vignettes on a moment’s notice. At a friend’s garden, a cobalt-blue pot placed in a dark spot in a bed draws your eye in and makes the space seem larger while it unites the garden and architecture by echoing the color of the nearby house.

Containers situated in outdoor living areas (right) become part of the furnishings, adding visual interest, color, and fragrance. Here, an empty deck comes alive when filled with pots of annuals and perennials planted to provide a succession of color throughout the summer. Even the smallest balcony or terrace can be transformed into a lush Eden by groups of pots.

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vietnam outdoor glazed ceramic pot
vietnam outdoor glazed ceramic pot

This ceramic planter will grace your garden with style, creating a captivating display when filled with floral colour.

This stylish outdoor glazed pot will enable you to optimise the available growing area with the vertical, stacking section arrangements. The ideal solution if you find yourself with limited space and particularly useful in the greenhouse, where it can be planted with strawberries, herbs or other seasonal vegetables. Alternatively, hang in the garden, patio or even on a balcony and create a stunning visual arrangement with the addition of trailing ivy and vibrant coloured plants and foliage.

The tall outdoor glazed ceramic pot has a low-profile design and inscribed designs along the sides. Featuring sturdy ceramic construction, these planters have a distressed terracotta faux finish with gold accents. Perfect for indoor or outdoor use.

Tall Round glazed pot is a beautifully designed, basic planter. TheBlack Bronze color compliments any decor. Because the planter has no drainage holes, this helps prevent moisture from damaging valuable pieces of furniture in your home or office. It is a versatile planter suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

  • Made of 100% ceramic glazed
  • No drainage holes help keep moisture inside the window box and help prevent water damage to furniture
  • Light weight and durable
  • Great for both indoor and outdoor use

Outdoor ceramic planter filled with plants & flowers add a welcoming splash of color to just about any setting. Sturdy heavy weighted concrete planters such as these also provide bollard like security to entrances and pathways.

Vietnam glazed ceramic construction results in a planter with a natural resistance to vandalism and theft. The cast-in drain holes help ensure a healthy substratum, an essential element for vegetation to flourish. Available in the color and finish options as shown.

Tall Round Glazed Ceramic Pot

Create a garden even if your don’t have great soil with the.Tall Round Glazed Ceramic Pot. Crafted from beautiful and durable wood with strong and sturdy legs, this planting bed allows you to grow your favorite plants in nutrient-rich soil and also gives you options on the best place to plant your garden.  Plant your own Tea Garden with the Tall Round Glazed Ceramic Pot 55×120 with mint, lavendar, and bee balm.  Great for smaller yards and areas with little or no soil, you’ll love growing your favorite flowers and vegetables.

viet nam ceramic pot
viet nam ceramic pot

Dimension : 55×120

Color: White

Material Vietnam Outdoor glazed Ceramic planter

Shape: Square

Brand: Hoang pottery

Perfect to showcase your plants, this attractive and stylish Tall Glazed Ceramic Pot looks great indoors or outdoors.

We are disappointed that this item has been discontinued We purchased four and are extremely pleased with them and had intended to purchase more They are a very worthy planter product.

These are a nice size for our patio Putting a few stones in the bottom and a layer after the compost helps to keep them stable They look good and Im going to buy a couple more.

Bought 2 of these a couple of weeks ago I have already been given wonderful comments by my neighbours Well worth the price and delivery was great.

Look great, but are very light so make sure you weight them down – especially in the windy weather!

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