Founded in 2008, Terrain attempts to transform the local garden center into a celebration of nature. Inspired by the idea of merging house and garden to create an experience for the senses, garden centers offer a curated assortment of plants for all seasons, as well as inspired items for the home and garden. With indoor-outdoor environments, nurseries include a cafe and garden terrace where events and workshops are conducted.
|Carved teak bowl planter filled with succulents|
- Avoid containers that are too small when creating an assortment of plants, unless you cluster many small planters together to create a coordinated ensemble.
- Striking combinations, such as very tall plants mixed with low growing varieties, create a contrast that draws the eye.
- Icy Pastels including off-white
- The colors, shapes, and sizes of succulents are amazing as the centerpieces for plantings of annuals. (Remember, they’re not cacti-- they can thrive with the same watering and fertilizing schedule as annuals.)
- Plant the same combination in repetition. Simplicity really helps to organize a chaotic space and makes it look intentional.
- Shady sites can become exotic with a larger-than-life, giant-leaf tropical.
- Incorporating the most commonplace options into wild plantings can breathe new life into Grandma’s houseplants (such as pothos, philodendron, or epiphyllum).
- Find your brightest neon blooming plant and underplant it with a muted background palette.
- Breaking the rules is something gardeners do all the time.