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There are endless types of plant containers. From those intended for interiors to those suitable for balconies and gardens, from the classic ones to those in style with a modern design, from the bright ones to those suitable for the cultivation of a small apartment garden. In short, there really is something for everyone. If it is true, however, that the great variety of containers for plants is able to interpret and satisfy different tastes and needs, it is also true that the container for everyone, designers, producers and consumers, is a piece of furniture and not just the material housing of a plant. Aesthetics and functionality, in this object, have become inseparable, testimony of a philosophy of living environments aimed at the search for beauty and harmony of the elements.
But let's move on to a review as complete as possible of the various types of containers and the uses that can be made of them, also taking into account a series of news and ideas.
To choose the right container for our plant we must first decide whether it will be placed in an outdoor environment or at home. In this sense, technology and innovation offer different products, more resistant in the first case.
Outdoors, in gardens, balconies, terraces, in public places, restaurants, etc., the planter, together with the vases, is certainly the most popular solution. With the rear grille it is particularly suitable for climbing plants or for creating separes. There are also planters with bench, planters for terraces and planters for pergola and gazebo. Corner planters with grating, suitable to be set against a wall in a terrace. Very special decorations can be made with 2 or 4 corner planters. And then the classic rectangular or square planters, very spacious, particularly suitable for bulky or heavy plants and flowers.
Of this type of outdoor container there are many variations in terms of form and location. As in the case of the hanging basket, ideal for drooping plants like ivy or geraniums. Usually you buy it already fitted and complete with a fastening rope. These variants of flower boxes are the result of an innovative design project that allows the use of space with creative solutions. Solid but light at the same time thanks to the use of pine wood, they are treated with products that allow them to withstand weathering. They have a plastic interior that can also be used for hydroponics plants. Particularly resistant and functional are those in stainless steel, simple or satin-finish, a material that remains unaltered over time. In addition to the internal plastic vessel, they are equipped with a placemat or, for maximum efficiency, also with a water reserve system and level indicator that allows the plant to be planted directly in the planter.
The new generation planters are available in a wide range of materials: from lacquered wood, to briar, to walnut, to metals such as stainless steel or painted, up to stone and marble. Particular those with modular slats, arranged horizontally, whose thickness gives an important but at the same time minimalist aspect. Or the conical, pyramidal, tube or galvanized ones.
Among the novelties for outdoor environments and for balconies and apartment terraces comes the eco-textile vase, a sort of bag suitable for hosting seedlings and seeds for fans of small urban gardens. A real vase, which can have the most varied shapes and sizes, made of geotextile fabric which, by allowing an excellent circulation of air and water inside it, facilitates the development of seeds and the production of vegetables. It is also light, UV resistant and can contain up to 100 liters of soil. The most advanced models are also equipped with a 6-liter tank for balanced and constant irrigation or with a non-woven mat and expanded clay to favor the administration and constant absorption of water and seed implantation. In short, the true revolution of apartment cultivation that allows everyone to create a vegetable garden even in a balcony.
Naturally, in addition to flower boxes, companies and designers have created a series of vases and containers for the exteriors that share the same aesthetic and innovation research. From traditional to round shapes, to modern ones, which amaze with their sophisticated geometries, thanks to the choice of a versatile material such as plastic, these vases are ideal for personalizing any environment and for creating well-structured corners. The advice is to check that they are made with a rotational system and treated with non-toxic and recyclable resins that guarantee resistance to bad weather and shocks.
In the home the vase is transformed into sculpture in shapes and proportions and becomes scenography. In indoor environments in particular it is designed not only to be functional but above all to capture attention and complete the home in line with the style of the furniture. The containers for plants of this type are truly endless in colors, shapes and lines.
There are those that reproduce trunks, leaves and elements of nature, created to harmonize with irony the container with the content. Usually these vases are handmade, with variations that make them exclusive. Or the artistic vases like those in blown glass all slightly different from each other.
The vases with lamp are very fashionable. They are used both for interiors and exteriors. They are very versatile for their minimal style, because they represent a valid solution to lighting requirements typical of modern environments and are the most innovative alternative to classic garden objects. The Vase is constructed of polyethylene, with an energy-saving bulb. The bright cubic model is very fashionable. Elegant and highly suggestive vases with an elongated design, whose main characteristic is that of reaching remarkable heights, succeeding in bringing the plants on an optical level different from the usual and thus representing, first of all, a typically contemporary piece of furniture. More recent and even less widespread are compositions, that is, combinations of at least two or three vases of specular or otherwise different shapes that form a whole only when they are broken up. these vases often come close to each other and, like a puzzle, eventually form a single large piece. In some cases, on the contrary, their particularity consists in being each independent of the other but a fundamental part of a real visual and emotional project. Often these containers recall the elements of nature such as branches, floating leaves, bubbles, algae or aquatic elements and have the particularity of adapting very well to zen, ayurvedic environments, and in general inspired by nature and the search for harmony and well-being. The containers in colored ceramic or with traditional and typical fillings of the place that produces them are of great charm. Very elegant and particularly suitable also as objects to give on important occasions, the silver and gold vases combined with white or black, usually of large dimensions and of great aesthetic impact.
Plant containers: Costs and online businesses
These containers, along with those made by hand or in blown glass, are among the most expensive. Studio SLIDE and SERRALUNGA are among the companies specialized in the realization of this product. On company websites it is possible to find information on models and costs.
Always make sure, before purchasing, that the quality of these objects is good because, due to the stresses to which they are subjected, especially in outdoor environments, they can be damaged and compromised at the first crack. On gardenshop.it, on trovaprezzi.it and on various other online shopping sites you can find lots of information on features and materials, proposals for every style and requirement and compare prices.
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