In the same way as you might use ornament inside the house, you can use planters to decorate and bring a sculptural element to your garden. They can create height, fill awkward spaces or allow you to grow plants that may not be suited to your soil.
Big is best, one large container will always have a greater impact than many small ones. Especially in relatively small spaces, containers can create a focal point or statement, in a place where there isn’t any soil or not enough for a large specimen. Invaluable in town gardens troubled by drain covers in borders or on terraces and decks.
There are so many finishes and colours to choose from, from old heavy stone and lead to modern concrete and fibreglass materials. They offer flexibility and another way to play with shapes in the garden.