These are inexpensive paint tins from the hardware store. When lined up in a row and filled with the same plant, it gives the garden modern lines and structure.
These large oversized pots full of shrubs, herbs, and trees make you feel like they were pulled from the orangery or that you are approaching a Tuscan villa.
Roof decks are a great place to add plants. Just be sure you know how much weight the structure can support - sometimes you have to place heavier plant containers over supports.
I snapped this outside of my favorite bakery in Savannah GA. (Back in the Day Bakery). The bright colors on this wooden box brightens up the joint and stops foot traffic in its tracks (as do the aromas coming from the inside)!
These containers are on a modern roof deck in Atlanta. They are very inexpensive galvanized containers from a big box store.
More inexpensive containers from the same architects that designed the house pictured above add green to this roof deck.
I snapped this shot in Venice Beach about five years ago, and was delighted when I was there a few weeks ago and saw that it had not changed much!
This funky container garden in Venice Beach makes you forget you are looking at it through chain-link, doesn't it?
These urns become focal points in this landscape. the color of the plants can be changed out seasonally - oranges reds and yellow for fall, evergreen topiaries for the holidays...you get the idea!
The funky lobby of The Standard Hotel on Sunset Strip lets the plants serve as living sculptures. Because all of the other elements are uniform and white, the plants really stand out.
This beautiful stone terrace is accented by potted and hanging plants and the results are smashing.
Don't be afraid to mix a variety of plants in one container.
I love that they put a garden gnome into this super-chic outdoor space so much that I can't even stand it!
A pair of plants at the front door always add curb appeal and make it more welcoming. The next few pictures show some impressive urn arrangements.
Windowboxes are another way to add scads of curb appeal.
Even if you have the tiniest balcony or patio, you can use the vertical walls to hang plants.