Garden planters are used in landscape design as decorative objects in their own right, enhancing the outdoor space. More often than not we come across with garden areas not suitable for planting: bad soil, lack or excess of water. In order to bring life to such areas planters are introduced.
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This landscape approach is applicable to gardens of different forms and sizes, as planters can be used both in large and small outdoor spaces. Planters enhance chosen landscape design style and are flexible to be placed in almost any garden areas: patios, house entrance, stairs, decking, pathways and recreation areas. They play a big role in creating different garden compositions and can be of different sizes. For the following shrub group- spiraea, cotoneaster and potentilla, large planters work best. Smaller planters are great for most annual, biennial and perennial plants like pansies, daisies, lobelias, begonias, petunias and marigolds. Garden planters is a great solution if you need to bring greenery and introduce flowers to any garden area where plants have ceased to bloom or need to be replaced.
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Planters can be used in decorating windows as well. Window boxes add charm and enhance the architecture of the house. They can be made of different materials, but the width of the flower box should match the width of the window. Wooden planters are commonly used in window décor. Wood is a popular material, usually used for outer containers. For inner ones, rot-resistant materials like plastic, clay or metalare more common.
Flower cachepot is an eye-catching garden element, serves as an outer plant container, protecting plants from unfavorable conditions. Usually plants are planted into a flower pot, and are then placed into a cachepot; but if you provide for good drainage system, there is a possibility for plants to be planted directly into cachepots. You can choose amongfloor standing, suspended or hanging wall-mounted cachepots.
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Suspended and wall mounted cachepots work great for beautiful climbing plants and can be used to decorate pergolas, terraces, garden trellis, fences, being light and mobile. In contrast with a usual flowerpot, the cachepot has no holes at its base for discharging excess water. It can be made of metal, plastic, wood or ceramics. Zinc planters make more of an impact and can even have art forging elements to them. Corrosion resistant coating is then applied. These types of cachepots heat up really quickly, which can unfavorably affect plants root system.
Outdoor plant pots are sturdy and massive and work for larger plants. You can plant ornamental coniferous plants: Canadian spruce and mountain pine; evergreen plants like boxwood and ligustrum; deciduous plants: fustic, hydrangea, hybrid tea and shrub roses. Outdoorcachepots can be placed individually or in clusters, decorating different garden areas. Cachepots can differ by size. Tallplanters (narrow or wide) must be sturdy and reliable. They can become garden dominant feature, enhancing its beauty. If you want to introduce additional container plants to your flower garden, tallplanters should be placed at the back of the composition.
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Wall planters can be created from ampelous plants placed into suspended cachepots. Climbing lianes like vine, snakeroot, actinidia and wisteria are perfect choices. They require good drainage system and frequent watering. It might also be a more complex system, containing special containers filled up with soil, metal frame, pipes and filter for self-watering purposes. Wall planters can be used in rather small outdoor spaces, zoning the territory and protecting it from noise and dust.
Garden flowerpots can be either stationery or mobile, of different shapes and sizes. Common flowerpots materials are stone, metal, ceramics, wood, porcelain and plastic. Outdoor flowerpots made of natural stone (granite, marble) are highly decorative and durable objects. But they don’t work for all garden design styles, are rather heavy and expensive. Metal garden flowerpots are light and beautiful, can be used in most garden designs. Porcelain flowerpots are even lighter, but they can easily be damaged due to their fragility. Temperature drops can also affect them. Garden flowerpots can have wooden base, but are suitable only for dry weather conditions, as wood is susceptible to decay. Another option is ceramics. This material is reasonably priced, but rather fragile.