Have you ever, wonderful friends, used white marble chips in your planters? When I saw Jenny Komenda, from littlegreennotebook.com, use them for her fiddle leaf fig trees I was hooked.
A big bag is less than $5 from Home Depot and the stark, white contrast of the marble against your greenery really makes a statement. I think it takes your front door or your patio up a notch, don't you?
Otherwise, you'd be looking down at grass and dirt in this photo.
And that's not so bad, except for less than $5 you can achieve this look instead.
I really only used half of the chips for two of the larger planters you see here, plus the little one. The marble is so classy, right?
I am far too lazy (and picky) to fill my yard and patio with flowers and hanging baskets. I realize how gorgeous it looks in many a yard, however the beauty lasts for a short while in the Spring and Summer and requires a lot of attention to keep it looking that way.
By the end of the Summer the beds always look like a big, dead, wilty compost pile, at least that's what I see a lot of, and that's just not a look I can get behind.
For my gardens, yes, but not at my entryway. So the easiest thing to do is take another route. Hearty, year round decorative grasses. They don't need much water and they look amazing in all four seasons.
This is the brand I picked up.
Plant it. Then top it all off with a layer of the marble chips and you're done!
At our house the style is an intentional mix of old and new, meaning I don't think this look is too modern. However, if you think it might be a little too simple for you I still would try the marble chips with your potted flowers for an updated look.
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