Large containers full of flowers are normally found next to doorways or in gardens. Some of the original uses for large containers were for orangeries and those that did not have a yard to still enjoy flowers at home. Large containers can also be used at workplaces in a variety of ways. There are many different arrangements and flowers that can be used to fill the large pot or container. When designing the flowers, also think about creating height, besides just focusing on colour and plant varieties.
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One Focal Point
A traditional use of the large pot is to create one focal point by planting one large flower in the pot. Flowering plants that can be used as a good focal point include orchids, roses, tulips, gladiolus or hydrangea. Once you've added the main plant, add very small decorative plants for contrast around the edges of the pot. For instance, silver fern makes for an excellent contrast against a plant with dark leaves and brilliantly coloured flowers.
A large pot can also contain a climbing plant that can be allowed to climb up a trellis or nearby wall. This option will require more maintenance, but creates an entire wall of greenery or flowers. The pot really only holds the roots, allowing the rest of the plant to climb up any nearby surfaces. Favourite climbing plants include grapevines, jasmine, wisteria and sweet peas.
Large pots can also easily hold trees and flowering shrubs. The growth of the plant is restricted by the size of the pot, so you do not need to worry about a tree growing through the roof. The plants can be trimmed into shapes and are purely ornamental. Match the pot to the type of growth as a taller, rectangular pot works well for taller, slimmer trees, while a rounder and squat pot creates a nice effect for shrubs. Some flower trees and shrubs that can be used in the arrangement include daphne, magnolia, apple trees, cherry trees, lilac and hibiscus.
If your workplace does not want to have to deal with watering, fertilising and maintaining the flowers in the large pot, you can create arrangements using silk flowers. Silk flowers are fake and do not require any maintenance beyond arranging the flowers. Silk flowers look just like real flowers and they are also hypoallergenic, so you do not have to worry about any workers with allergies having problems. Silk flower arrangements can be seasonal with spring arrangements including silk tulips and daffodils, or they can be exotic with flowers that do not normally grow easily in your area such as silk birds of paradise, silk orchids or silk roses.
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