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THE ART OF DECORATING ITS GREEN SPACE
Perfect for embellishing terraces, window sills and gardens, the pots are ideal for growing flowers, but also for vegetables and fruit plants. Depending on your needs and economic availability, you can opt for vases of different sizes or sophisticated designs: from classic plastic vases to stone ones, from the high decorative power of terracotta to natural materials such as wood.
Just follow the advice of a specialist or make a small project yourself to embellish your garden with pots and ornamental plants. Lush gardens and flower-filled balconies can become an oasis of tranquility for relaxing moments. Design vases and flower pots are perfect for giving a chic look to any garden, while the most creative can use do-it-yourself to create unique pieces to show to relatives and friends.
Go ahead for creativity! we can decide to adorn gardens, patios or terraces according to our creative flair, or cultivate fruit plants and vegetables in pots suitable for this purpose. Garden furniture, fountains, ponds and decorative lights will help make your little oasis a unique place in its kind. We will be able to donate color to dull and gray environments, decorate paths, occupy unadorned spaces and highlight any space with the creation of lines and symmetries.
TO EVERYONE HIS VASE
When do you opt for growing in outdoor pots? better to decide to grow your own potted plants if the soil absorbs water and nutrients too quickly, or if the quality of the soil is poor. It is indeed known that the vessels prevent the dispersion of nutrients, as well as allowing the grower to control the amount of water available to the plants. It will therefore be sufficient to make a correct number of holes on the bottom of the vase in addition to using a suitable soil. The latter is usually free of harmful insects, so that plants can hardly become infected. However, in the event that the plant should become infected, you can easily remove it from the pot and remove it from other plants.
Outdoor pots are suitable for any type of plant, such as herbs. The latter grow beautifully even in pots, whose practicality consists in being able to move your plants even inside the house during the coldest months of the year. In this case, take care to place the vase near a window so that the plants can enjoy the sun's rays.
Outdoor pots are also perfect for fruit plants, as well as vegetables (zucchini, tomatoes, lettuce, chillies ...). In a short time you will be able to give life to your do-it-yourself garden by growing fruit and vegetables in outdoor pots of adequate size, using the harvest for the preparation of tasty dishes.
Before proceeding with the purchase, it is good practice to read up and research, so as to choose pots whose dimensions are suitable for the plants you intend to grow. Do not place different plants in the same vase, unless they are compatible in terms of soil, nutrients, water and lighting.
CHARACTERISTICS AND TYPOLOGIES
Among the many types of outdoor pots there are those in plastic, undoubtedly the most economical and practical. They are found in different sizes, from the smaller ones suitable for flowering plants to the more capacious ones with a capacity of 100 liters and more. Plastic is a malleable material and has undoubted merits, including the ability to withstand cold temperatures as well as sunlight. Plastic pots are extremely easy to clean, do not deform and are not subject to the formation of annoying molds.
From an aesthetic point of view it is certainly not the most suitable material if you want to dedicate yourself to an ornamental garden, but there are various shapes and sizes on the market, with narrow or elongated shapes or geometric shapes. In short, there is only the embarrassment of the choice. If you want to free your imagination, trying to combine different shapes, colors and sizes, then plastic is certainly the most suitable material for your needs. Far from being impersonal, plastic outdoor pots are creative, they give a sense of cleanliness and of considerable importance and are extremely cheap.
Nor do we forget the clay or metal planters, excellent for garden decoration. There are also plastic variants which, thanks to a special manufacturing process, come to resemble marble containers. The advantage of the latter is undoubtedly the practicality and lightness, should you decide to move them to set up the garden differently.
Try to be creative in finding the most suitable outdoor pots for your needs. Why not use original solutions such as a wooden cart in which to place some flower pots? The important thing is to make sure that any container you choose has enough drainage holes. If you decide to grow edible herbs or fruits, pay particular attention to the material with which the jars are made. Make sure that it is not toxic, harmful to humans.
If the chosen jars have too many holes for drainage, remember that the plants should be watered regularly, especially if they are terracotta or porous jars. The latter tend to dry quickly, making a regular supply of water necessary for the plants they contain.
It will therefore be appropriate to consider not only the technical characteristics, but also the constructive ones. Pay attention therefore to the construction material, as well as to the drainage function: outdoor pots do not only have a purely aesthetic but also, and above all, functional function.
These are furnishing elements that we can move at will or according to the needs of the plants. The vases must in fact always be placed in relation to the environment and its architectural characteristics.
If the environmental temperature is low, for example in mountain areas, focus on materials capable of withstanding weather and cold, such as ceramics and terracotta.
The terracotta vases are ideal to give a touch of personality to our garden thanks to the great decorative power they are endowed with. Being a natural material, the plant does not perceive it as foreign and moreover it is protected from atmospheric agents, as terracotta offers resistance to cold and heat.
You can use clay pots to enhance entrance paths or to create motifs to be repeated in the garden. An idea is to combine terracotta vases with containers or wooden vases, playing with the combination of the warm color of terracotta and that of natural materials.
Wooden vases will instead be placed in a sunny environment, to prevent them from deteriorating over time.
Marble, glass or concrete vases are more suitable for warm and sunny environments. In this case it is better to avoid iron pots that, in contact with the sun, could seriously damage the root of the plants.
Outdoor pots: AND NOW AT WORK!
As you will have understood by now, the possibilities offered by vases in terms of exterior decoration are endless. The important thing is to choose pots suitable for the climate and the plants you want to cultivate, so that the effort is not rendered useless by materials that are not suited to the environment and to the use you want to make of them.