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Accent Outdoor Settings with a Container Garden

All Things Biltmore • 06/09/12

Written By Parker Andes

This summer, try your hand at container gardening for a small and manageable project that will create a big impact. Container gardens can be positioned anywhere you’d like to create a decorative accent or help frame a space—for example, the patio, deck, front walk, or entrance to your home. You can also use them to enhance your existing garden or landscape.

Remember that your plants’ sun requirements must match the available light in the area you’ve selected. A gorgeous shade plant container garden positioned on your brightly lit back deck will only look gorgeous for so long!

Once you’ve determined the lighting conditions for the area, you’re bound only by your own style and preferences. Plant a variety of flowering plants for a vibrant mix of colors and textures. For a more uniform and understated look, choose a single plant like a small boxwood, as shown in the downloadable “Welcome Home” landscape design. You may want to select a color palette that compliments the color of your house or outdoor furniture, depending on where your container garden is situated.

The containers themselves come in a range of shapes, sizes, styles, and materials. To bring an elegant touch of Biltmore to your home and yard, consider Unique Stone containers inspired by the planters around Biltmore Estate and hand finished for an aged look.

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