Here's Why you Should Mix Plants and Flowers in the Same Container

Here's Why you Should Mix Plants and Flowers in the Same Container

In recent years, combining plants and flowers in the same container has become a popular trend in gardening.

And for good reason! One of the main advantages of mixing plants and flowers is that it allows you to create a cohesive look by combining different textures, colours, and growth habits. This can be especially beneficial for small spaces, where a single plant or flower may not make enough of an impact.



Tips and Advice on Choosing the Best Plants and Flowers to Mix

When selecting plants and flowers to mix, consider the following:

  1. Contrasting textures: Combine plants with different textures, such as soft-leaved herbs with prickly succulents or delicate flowers with sturdy foliage.
  2. Colour harmony: Choose plants with similar colour palettes or complementary colours to create a visually appealing arrangement.
  3. Growth habits: Select plants with different growth habits, such as upright plants with spreading ones, to create depth and visual interest.
  4. Sunlight requirements: Ensure that the plants have similar sunlight requirements to avoid stressing one plant over another.

It's Not Just About Choosing the Right's About Choosing the Right Planter!

Now that you know how to pick the perfect blooms (if you still have doubts, you can find some ideas further below), it's time to give them the best home possible! Learn how to select the ideal planter to ensure your container garden flourishes and reaches its full potential. Our Winawood planters are:

  1. Resistant: Made from durable materials that can withstand harsh weather conditions and extreme temperatures.
  2. Low Maintenance: Easy to clean and maintain, reducing the risk of disease and pests.
  3. Drainage System: Equipped with a built-in drainage system to prevent waterlogged soil and root rot.
  4. Available in Different Colors: Offered in a range of colours to suit your style and décor.
  5. Variety of Sizes: Available in various sizes to accommodate your specific needs.


You can find our Winawood Planters here!

Want Some Ideas for Your Mixed Pot?

With summer just around the corner, here's a selection of beautiful and harmonious pairings that are perfect for a mixed container.

Container 1: "Summer Sunset"

Salvia, Dahlia and Lavender: This combination creates a warm, sunny feel, perfect for a summer evening. The salvias provide a pop of colour, while the dahlias add drama and texture. The lavender adds a subtle, sweet fragrance and a touch of softness.

Choose a planter that is at least 30-45 cm deep and 45-60 cm wide. This is the right one!

Container 2: "Garden Party"

Petunia, Marigolds and Nasturtiums: This combination will add a burst of color to your container, with petunias spilling over the edges and marigolds and nasturtiums adding a playful touch.

The right plantes for this mix needs to be at least 20-30 cm deep and 30-40 cm  wide. Something like this!

Container 3: "Wildflower Meadow"

Cosmos, Cornflower and Thyme: This combination captures the essence of a wildflower meadow. The cosmos provide a delicate, airy texture, while the cornflower adds a burst of bright blue colour. The creeping thyme spreads throughout the container, adding a subtle fragrance and texture.

You'll want a planter that provides ample space for each plant to grow, at least 25-35 cm deep and 30-40 cm wide. This is the one!


    Mixing plants and flowers in the same container really is a game changer. So why not give it a try? Gather your favourite plants and flowers, choose a beautiful Winawood planter, and get creative!

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