Flowers are an integral part of landscape design. Not one suburban area can do without them. Even if a piece of land is small, there will definitely be a place for some kind of flower. And so that the plants can be conveniently arranged, it is easy to change their location, and also not complicate the care process, flowers can be planted in beautiful flower pots. We invite you to find out what outdoor flowerpots exist and how to choose the right one.
Why do we need outdoor pots
Outdoor flowerpots are special pots designed for growing flowers outdoors. They are made of materials that do not deform under the influence of various weather conditions.
Also, flowerpots are a quick and effective way of gardening, which in itself can serve as an object for decorating a garden plot. You can grow a wide variety of outdoor plants in such planters: petunias, bindweeds, azaleas, shaving, phloxstyloid, heliotrope, pansy, lavender, marigold and so on.
Categories of pots
Outdoor flowerpots vary by:
- size (you need to choose not only suitable for the site, but also depending on the characteristics of the plant that will grow there);
- location method (portable, attached to the ground with special clamps, suspended);
- material (plastic, ceramic, clay, wood, concrete, stone, metal).
When choosing pots, it is necessary to build on not only personal preferences and financial capabilities. You should also consider the size of the plot, the style of the interior and the variety of plants that you are going to grow in flowerpots. The last point deserves special attention. After all, if you choose the wrong pot, the plant will either develop poorly or die altogether. Therefore, you need to select a flowerpot that is suitable in size and made of appropriate materials.
Street plastic flowerpots
Such pots can be found in many. After all, an outdoor plastic flowerpot (see photo above) is not just a budget purchase, but also the ability to choose from many options. To date, there are a large number of planters made of plastic, which differ from each other not only in size and shape. Among plastic flowerpots, you can find those that imitate various textures (for example, ceramic, wooden,marble and so on). The quality of some of them is sometimes such that from a distance it is even impossible to determine what the pot is made of.
They retain moisture well, thereby preventing the roots of plants from drying out. And plastic flowerpots can be moved from place to place, they are quite light. The only drawback of such pots is their fragility. If handled improperly, their walls can be damaged (make a hole).
Ceramic and clay pots
Such flowerpots are more expensive than plastic ones. But they also have different shapes and colors. It is not very difficult to move them. A distinctive feature that clay and ceramic flowerpots possess is the porous structure of the material. Because of this, the soil dries out quickly enough, and if the pot is located in open sunny areas, the flowers may die. Nevertheless, ceramics (clay) is one of the most suitable materials for growing plants. Many varieties will feel comfortable in such pots. The main thing is to choose the right location.
Another disadvantage of ceramic and clay flowerpots is their relative fragility. Pieces can break off from the walls, or they can completely break. Therefore, they must be placed so that the possibility of damage is minimized.
But the variety of forms is amazing. You can choose both classic geometric pots and flowerpots that repeat the outlines of ancient Greek urns. And there are capsho in the form of animals and various objects (for example, hedgehogs, bunnies, cars,carts and so on).
Such planters can be purchased in stores or made independently. Their cost varies and depends on the complexity of the work. If the pot has a simple square shape, then the price will be quite low. But wooden planters are made in the form of sculptures (for example, a horse that carries a cart). Then the price increases significantly.
Such pots are made from various types of wood, which must be treated with a special antiseptic composition. Thus, the life of the flowerpots is extended. But even in spite of this, they still quickly become unusable. Indeed, with constant contact with moisture, the tree will swell, deform and deteriorate. And there is also the possibility that various insects can start in this material.
Wooden flowerpots are a natural and very beautiful decor element of a garden plot. Also, plants feel comfortable in them, because the earth is better enriched with oxygen through a tree. And in such pots, moisture is well retained.
Stone pots are most often made to order. These are quite expensive accessories. But such a pot will last a very long time. In addition to the high cost, the disadvantage of stone planters is that they are best installed immediately permanently. Because they are heavy and difficult to move. Also, they are not suitable for all styles of landscape design, and in small areas they will look verycumbersome.
Stone flowerpots do not differ much in design. Most often they have a simple geometric shape (for example, oval or square) or are made in the form of ancient Greek urns.
Concrete is an artificial stone. Therefore, cement flowerpots have the same advantages as stone pots. But they are much cheaper than natural ones, so they are in great demand.
The soil in concrete flowerpots retains moisture for a long period of time, which allows them to be placed even in sunny areas and in hot summers. Concrete does not overheat during the day and does not cool very quickly at night. And this means that the flowers will feel comfortable.
Concrete pots are also durable. But they must be placed permanently, as they are heavy and very difficult to move around the site. Also, even if you do not have any skills, you can make the necessary cement pots yourself.
This version of flowerpots is not often found in household plots. But it's not fair. Metal pots have a lot of advantages. They tend to be space-saving, lightweight, have an original design and suit many styles of landscaping.
Pots are made of stainless steel, because then they will last much longer. Otherwise, the metal will quickly rust under the influence of water and direct sunlight.
As you can see, there is a wide choicepots - from various materials and differing in shape. Therefore, you can easily choose any flowerpots for the style of landscape design and the size of your garden plot. Most often, flower pots are placed next to the gazebo, porch, entrance to the garage, along the path. Remember that flowerpots can not only become a decoration of the garden. Choosing the wrong type of pot can draw attention to the imperfections of the site (for example, small sizes).