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Plants For Contemporary Containers – Simple plants with strong shapes are the sort that will look best with contemporary containers. If your plants are over-fussy, you completely lose the effect of your stylish pot. For the same reason, it’s a good idea not to mix too many plants together. For a contemporary look, you’d stick to one kind of plant per container, but make it something with a dramatic shape like a grass. That same shape could be repeated several times over so you had, say, several round tubs of different grasses, all of a different size. Use them as a group, but space them out enough so that you can see the shape of each one separately. Three or five would be plenty – odd numbers always work best.
All shapes in contemporary garden should be simple, functional and unpretentious. If you are designing an exotic garden or one that uses architectural plants, clarity of geometric form is desirable as a balance to the untidiness of plant growth. If you choose to design your garden in the geometric manner, use it confidently.
The style will suit any modern building, whether made of concrete, brick or timber, and can be used with modern mock Georgian or other brick houses, especially where the gardens are rather squeezed in between buildings. Often, these oddly shaped plots are asking for a geometric solution to the design.