On my recent visit to Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, I took tons of photos including many of their container plantings. Even though I don't really do containers myself, I am always fascinated by them. I noticed that Olbrich puts many of their container displays next to seating areas. It makes sense since they are best enjoyed close up.
These next containers were all quite similar as they were arranged around one seating area.
I liked the fact that not all the containers in the gardens were about flowers . . .
and that some groupings might fool you into thinking they were planted in the ground unless you looked closely for signs of containers. I also thought this was a great lesson in the energizing effect of adding just one different plant to a group.
And if you would like to create similar containers, all the information is available at Olbrich to help you do so.