But it may be somewhat tricky to find out which plants will grow well and look great in what are giant containers. In case you’re looking for inspiration to your built-in planter, have a peek at those 12 planting styles in gardens ranging from contemporary to traditional.
1. Contemporary. To provide a more modern look to built-in container plantings, you can restrict the color palette and plant types. By way of instance, think about this rooftop planting in Sydney. You will notice that every one of the plants — store the seed in the big wooden planter — are low-growing, emerald green earth covers, together with the sole height variation coming out of the planters. This restraint in color and elevation brings a modern edge to the design and focuses all of the attention on the crops’ textures. The delicate, moss-like rug of zoysia grass beneath the olive tree appears nearly irresistible to touch.
2. Carefree. Including plants using loose kinds, such as billowing blossoms and vines, in built-in planters generates a more carefree texture. This roofing deck in Notting Hill, West London, includes a laidback, nearly Mediterranean mood as a result of built-in planters full of swaying ‘Karl Foerster’ feather reed grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’), rosemary and echeveria, and ivy and aromatic confederate jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) covering the rear wall.
While they might seem like miniature trees at first glance, both lollipop-shaped plants are older grapevines (Vitis vinifera) trained into vertical forms.