Home decor: which indoor and outdoor planters to choose?
Outdoor pots and planters must be made of resistant, insulating and porous materials! The pots must be able to withstand both frost and exposure to the sun so that you can leave them outside all year round. While indoor planters should above all please you aesthetically!
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8 materials to choose for your outdoor pots
How to plant plants in a flowerpot?
- Make sure the pot is big enough. In some cases, you may need to repot your plant into a larger container every two or three years.
- Lay a draining layer of gravel or pebbles of at least 5 to 8 cm on the bottom. This will allow water to drain through the existing holes in the bottom. Then apply a geotextile felt that will retain the soil during watering so that it does not block the drainage holes.
- After the flowerpot is prepared, you can start planting. Form the root ball by gently removing dead or damaged roots. Now place the root ball in the soil and tamp it down. If necessary, protect the installation from the wind, for example with wooden slats. A layer of pine bark or pebbles can be used as mulch.
Stylish exterior: balcony plants in pots and planters
Our idea: use a planter to bring your pots together
Are your green outdoor plants dazzlingly beautiful and the plant pots impress with their design? Aren’t you a little overwhelmed by all those plants in the middle of garden furniture? We have a great idea of how you can fix all of this. Get your hands dirty and design your own flower planter! They are available in many models: oval, angular, round or stepped. Place your flower pots in the planter and create an original composition for a stylish exterior.
Would you like to decorate your outdoor area with beautiful balcony plants? Take a look at our exclusive assortment on Homary and find chic flower pots and cachepots.
What is the difference between a pot and a vase?
The vase is a decorative object and used to put cut flowers in water. Today, it is found in different shapes: rounded, in an XXL version, with figure patterns or even in the shape of an ice cream cone. The pot, when it is used, to put plants or living flowers with soil. We especially love the vases with blue patterns inspired by the Orient to give an original touch or even the large vases to put on the ground to put pampas grasses, always very trendy.
What is special about potted plants?
Unlike many other plants, potted plants can give you years of enjoyment. Pots or planters? The two are often confused. Actually, the cachepot is used to conceal the ordinary flowerpot and has a decorative function. Cachepots are often made of wood, clay, stone or terracotta. But a concrete, metal or even plastic planter can also be very refined. Potted plants find their place in the garden, on the balcony or terrace as well as inside the house. They create an atmosphere of well-being thanks to their purifying or relaxing properties.
Some potted plants are ideal screens. Thanks to their imposing size, they protect from the gaze of neighbors or passers-by. As they are planted in containers, you can protect them from bad weather in winter by storing them in a better location, sheltered from the wind and cold. Therefore, you can grow exotic plants in pots that would otherwise not survive in the garden. There are several factors to consider when looking after your plants properly: light, temperature, wind, rain, watering, fertilizing and repotting. Care instructions vary depending on the potted plants you have.