As we all begin to emerge outside to tend the garden, we asked founder Christy Ford to share what she finds inspiring.
“I always love the classic look of boxwoods, especially when they are planted in containers and grouped together in various sizes. They do this best in Europe, keeping the bushes trimmed and tight, and varying the scale. They’re investments, for sure, but because they last all year round, it’s worth it. They add an architectural element to any outdoor space.”
Oversized containers of trimmed boxwoods line the exterior of a house, designed by Alex Smith Garden Design Ltd. in Atlanta, GA.
A grouping of trimmed boxwood balls in an Italian style garden, pictured left, is the work of Lambert’s Landscape Company in Dallas, TX.
“I always think it’s nice to use the same variety of flower, green, or color family. I love planting hydrangeas in oversized pots, it’s quite dramatic.”- Christy Ford
“Frankly, the best thing about pots is that the dogs won’t pee on them!” – Christy Ford
The creative services firm 50Fifty (Naples, F.L.) takes this same concept of keeping the same variety of flower and plant together, grouping white tulips and boxwood balls on a tablescape.
Terra cotta pot circa 1850, measuring quite high at 23.5″ , available for purchase from Circa Antiques, Charlotte, N.C.