These beautiful pots look complicated but they all follow a basic formula. From the center radiating out to the edge, plant something:
- Tall, upright, and spiky in the center:
Hollyhocks – here are some black and burgundy ones. So cool.
- Upright and bushy
- Upright and spreading
Osteospermum (African Daisy)
- Mounding and compact
- And finally,
Trailing, sprawling plants around all the edges:
Calibrachoa (Million Bells). They look like tiny petunias. I’m in love with them, especially Tangerine and Peach Evolution.
Verbena canadensis ‘Homestead Purple’
As far as containers go, you literally cannot go wrong with weathered terra cotta in a classic shape. And it will only look better with age.