We much prefer compositions to one show-stopper plant placed haphazardly with other show-stopping plants. Form and texture are equally as important as the fleeting blooms a plant might produce. These same principles apply to the container landscapes we have begun designing in Los Angeles. Rather than favor three decorative pots fillled to the brim with plants of every color and shape under the sun, we take a more compositional approach. Containers tend to be simple, plants and colors repeated throughout, and the landscape’s three-dimensional form is always designed as a compliment to the horizontal and vertical planes it sits on and against. As always, the plants we choose are low-water and tough, so a trip out of town never requires finding someone to water; these plants like a little neglect. Stay tuned for more photos of others.