With the right placement, potted plants serve several purposes in a backyard setting.
Conceal: Place a potted plant in front of a hose, air-conditioning unit or other garden eyesore.
Unlike typical containers, they add height to potted plants and bring flower colors and plant textures into closer view.
Since the pipes are hollow, fill the interior with stacked pieces of wood or empty pots so the potted plants can be set at the right level.
From our tests, we learned that the best place to force potted
bulbs into early bloom in warm-winter climates is in the refrigerator on the bottom shelf, which tends to be cooler than higher shelves.