The holiday weekend is just around the corner! Here in Indy I've always wondered if people are actually referring to Race Day instead of Memorial Day, but either way, there will be backyard parties all over the city. When you add in graduation celebrations (and Derby Day, for those of you who had fun a few weeks back), May is practically all parties all the time. Will you be hosting friends and family? If your party will be heading outside and you're wondering how to make your flower pots stand out, I have a few tips for you. There are five main factors I consider when designing containers: heights and habits, color, texture, growing conditions, and personal style.
While we've prepared properties for weddings and other major celebrations a few times before, this week was the first time we created container designs to match a wedding's color scheme. The bride and groom picked pink and blue, and even though blue is one of the trickiest colors in the landscape, our staff came up with just the right plants for the occasion for both shade and sun containers.
Last week we were excited to participate in Downtown Indy's second annual INspired Beauty event as part of the planter challenge to help raise money for their street beautification fund. We were even more excited to take home the People's Choice Award for our entry! Today we're going to share 5 container design elements from Maria, our horticulturist, to help you make your own winning containers.