Gardens and yards are one of those areas where you can spend a lot of time to get them just right and are not really able to take it with you if you move. We are always looking for ways to personalise our home with moveable artefacts and for the outdoors one of the most powerful options, undoubtedly, is to use large oversized pots to create impact. Whether they have nothing in them or are planted out they can look amazing. Simplicity is my preferred option like the ones we found when strolling around the gorgeous, Thai inspired grounds of the Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort where they have accented the entrances to their villas with punches of colour and bold forms. Fantastic idea for your entryways.
To take it in another direction, the Park Hyatt Dubai took very large simple pots and created impact by putting several together, planted with bougainvillea, throughout their oasis like grounds. The regularity of style and spacing is key and would look brilliant along an entryway from your gate to front door – I know this is something we will be working on at our place.
All good plant and hardware stores will be able to help you with everything you need. In Dubai, the Dubai Garden Centre is a good option, as is the plant souq in Al Warsan.