The containers are also a great contrast with this sea of green. This nice, white pop of masonry is a wonderful companion to the rest of the hardscape. Another thing Eric really likes about Joseph's container selections is just the size of the containers. Sometimes people make the mistake of going with something that is too small, possibly even inappropriate for a space. These containers have really nice weight and gravity to them. Joseph agrees, that is exactly right. An understanding of scale and how that effects the space can also even effect one emotionally. A planter that is undersized is almost ignored and in a way feels like you would rather not have it there, rather than to have it there. But when something is the right scale, then it has a prominence, especially in juxtaposition. This beautiful, natural limestone finish that we have against all of this green really lets these planters pop. Plus the beauty is, these are only going to get better with time, as they start to age and get some patina to them these are going to blend in and become part of the permanent landscape.
By Susan Martin for Proven Winners,
Photographs courtesy of Proven Winners
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