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According to horticultural designer Paul Zammit (below), working in multiples is the latest trend to bit the garden. Here, a grouping of glossy cream stoneware containers in varying sizes make a strong statement packed with texture-rich plants in shades of lush, leafy green. The large-scale pot holds a permanent arrangement, while smaller versions of the same pot are planted with displays of seasonal colour that can be replaced when blooms fade.
Select planters in multiples of the same size, or varying sizes--be sure that the pots have adequate drainage holes. Choose plant material with interesting textures and growth habits that require similar light, …