Still more images from Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison. This group concentrates on all the myriad ways the staff plant and display containers. They include subtle potted groups that reflect the surrounding landscape . . .
. . . planted pots set deep within the larger garden
. . . planted pots rising out of similarly colored floral areas
. . . same colors as above but using different plants for a completely different effect
. . . one plant per container for drama and emphasis
. . . these pots are a perfect way for those of us in cold climates to enjoy tropical plants in the garden but still easily bring them indoors in the fall
. . . a reminder that pots don't always need to be planted to have an effect in the garden
. . . a secret spot for a conversation with only a potted plant separating the speakers (note the sedge lawn instead of grass)
. . . and the pots de resistance at the garden entrance.