Gardening in garden planters may seem to be a modern trend, but people have been growing plants in garden planters since the tending of gardens began. Some of the earliest gardens were small contained spaces within buildings such as an inner courtyard of a Roman villa, or the cloisters of a medieval monastery where medicinal herbs were cultivated for the infirmary and flowers were grown for religious festivals. Herbs are still popular plants for growing in garden planters. In the eighth century the Moors invaded Europe and brought with them the idea of the garden their perfume dispersed by
Plants for your Planters
To help you select the best plants for your planters. Here is a list of two hundred plants, with pictures, for planters listed by colour & season.
scores of fine spray jets. Today, beautiful water features can be created in garden planters, offering both soothing sound and the opportunity to grow a range of marginal plants in planters.
The grand French and Italian gardens of the eighteenth century featured stately garden planters, usually in pairs. This classical symmetry survives today found in garden planters paired alongside entrance ways and front doors. Then in the early twentieth century Gertrude Jekyll, the pioneering garden designer, planned rows of garden planters to adorn the elegant terraces of Edwin Lutyen’s country houses.