6 Ways to Brighten Your Garden With Beautifully Painted Pots

By Laura Gaskill, Houzz

When it comes to designing a landscape, if plants are the star of the show, think of gorgeous pots and planters as the supporting players that pull it all together. The right vessel — whether rich and glossy, verdigris or moss-covered — will enhance your home’s architecture, draw the eye through the landscape, and make the hues of your favorite foliage and flowers shine. Here are nine ideas for adorning your garden with artful pots.

John Montgomery Landscape Architects, original photo on Houzz

1. Verdigris. When determining what sort of containers to use in your garden, take a cue from architectural details on your home — including exterior lighting, hardware and the overall style of your house. Here, the faded green pots on the porch echo the verdigris patina of the porch lights and complement the rich brown trim.

Laura Livingston Landscapes, original photo on Houzz

2. Earthy green. The nature-inspired colors and materials of this Craftsman-style home carry through to the earthy green of a rainwater-collection vessel. Using a planter as a rain barrel is possible, but if you decide to do this, it’s important to get the fundamentals right: It should include a screen to keep out debris, plus a spigot and an overflow mechanism.

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