Adding focal points of interest in your healing garden can be as easy as adding a few pots planted up in interesting ways. Ordinary plants can be made to look extra-ordinary when placed in a special pot and made a feature of. Even a sculptural specimen such as this bromeliad (below) is given extra wow factor placed in a large black glazed pot. Elevating the bromeliad also allows the stunning red foliage to be backlit against the sun for extra glowing effect.
A wide shallow pot can be used to show off a tall leafy plant to good effect. This iris is often planted en masse but this one has been given its own stage. There is a pleasing textural contrast between the strappy leaves and the small round leafed ground cover below.
In my own healing garden I have included a collection of tiny succulents as a charming vignette. This cute little setting is an artwork in itself and invites restful contemplation