Whether they’re green plants, flowering grasses, succulents, cacti, plants or trees, different plants need different types of attention and dirt. Choosing the baskets on your plants is part of the care. Flower pots are often as simple as saucers and terracotta pots, or pots with hand-painted designs. How may you find the right spot?
- Match the pot to the fashion of your home’s style. A tall pot blends in superbly. Casual art baskets fit right in with country fashion. Whatever the fashion of your house is, ensure that the design of the pot does not outshine the plant.
- Think about maintenance. Though terracotta pots and planters absorb humidity rapidly, they also dry out quickly. Ceramic pots are sealed with a glaze. Some glazes are plain and a few are crackled. Wooden planters are unsealed and you might have to seal them and keep to seal them to prevent fading and splintering.
- Consider the plant’s location. Container garden pots and deck baskets need to be sturdy enough to withstand the weather. Your pots should allow for drainage. Place under baskets to shield wooden decking. You may also want to buy hanging plants due to your deck or terrace.
- Keep scale in mind. Perhaps you’re purchasing a plant for your coffee table. A pot of chrysanthemums will appear on a table that is large, whereas a bonsai plant will appear on a table. Put an indoor tree in a tall region that permits growth.
- Learn about plant growth. Some plants prefer others and quarters prefer quarters for their root systems that are spreading. Choose a flower pot suitable for this growth. Find out if this plant needs direct or filtered sunlight. Your local flower shop or nursery can advise you on this best pot for your plant. One final tip. Bear in mind that large pots are difficult to move after they’re filled up with soil.
You might want to purchase a rolling plant mover whenever you purchase the pot. And check discount shops for faux stone baskets made of plastic or resin. These pots are attractive, light-weight, and last for many years. You might be lucky enough to find flower baskets in your church rummage sales, local flea markets, and antique shops. Some of those pots are one-of-a-kind and you will not find them again. Whenever you see a kettle you love, buy it. Nothing sets off a plant more than just a flower pot. Happy hunting. Copyright 2006 by Harriet Hodgson Harriet Hodgson was a nonfiction writer due to 27 years and is a member of this Association of Health Care Journalists and this Association due to Death Education and Counseling.