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Practicality and aesthetics for indoors and outdoors
The use of flower pots is mainly practical as they allow you to place plants without growing them on the ground, but let's not forget the aesthetic side. Anyone who wants to make their garden unique and inimitable can use the wide range of pots available on the market: shapes, sizes and colors of the pots will help to personalize the exterior of the house, making them pleasant also from an aesthetic point of view.
The pots can contain any kind of plant. Medium-sized fruit plants can also be grown safely in pots, while flowering ones are ideal for decorating both indoors and outdoors. At home you can also keep medicinal plants such as aloe, while in the kitchen you can place jars of marjoram, parsley and other plants useful for the preparation of tasty dishes. Also ideal to keep in pots are fragrant plants such as lemongrass, essential for chasing away annoying insects such as mosquitoes.
The vases therefore have not only a practical function, but are real furnishing accessories. On the market there are any color and shape to adapt to every need. However, let us remember that growing a plant in pot requires care that depends solely on ourselves. However, there are numerous benefits, such as the possibility of moving plants from one place to another, placing them in areas with a climate favorable to the development of the plant itself.
In short, when it comes to pots you are spoiled for choice, but before proceeding with the purchase it is always good to also evaluate the characteristics of the plant, so that it is not subject to shocks that could cause its death.
Features and types for the right choice
The purchase of garden pots is suitable for anyone who wants to grow plants but does not have the right soil. Poor quality soils that tend to absorb water and nutrients too quickly are certainly not suitable for the purpose. In these cases it will be good to opt for cultivation in pots, also providing you with an industrial soil free of harmful insects. In general, the latest generation soils should offer protection from possible infections to plants; however, if one of the plants becomes infected it is advisable to immediately remove it from the pot and isolate it so as not to spread the infection.
The pots allow you to grow and cultivate various types of plants. Herbs are ideal for growing in pots, especially since the latter will allow you to easily move your plants from the outside to the inside and vice versa.
Fruit plants can also be grown in pots, as long as you are careful to choose a suitable size. Before proceeding with the purchase it will be good to inquire and get advice from an expert florist.
And what about the material the vases are made of? the choice must be made on the basis of parameters such as the needs of the plant, the climate of your area and obviously the economic availability.
Plastic pots are undoubtedly the most popular and economical, easy to transport and clean, resistant and versatile. Their use can be combined with that of further plastic furnishing accessories for the garden, such as tables, chairs and gazebos.
Plastic withstands temperature changes well, is also waterproof and does not absorb water. Molds and lichens do not damage the plastic, which is why the pots can be left outdoors even for a long time.
Although not considered the ideal material for outdoor decoration, plastic pots lend themselves to all kinds of creative experiments. For example, in the case of flowers such as orchids, you can opt for a transparent plastic pot that exposes the soil to sunlight, allowing the plant to develop optimally.
On the market it is also possible to find stone vases, ideal as furnishing accessories even inside the houses. These vases combine practicality and aesthetics, as well as offering a remarkable durability. Sought after for their innate elegance, these are containers used since the dawn of time and capable of offering great potential.
The weight of a stone vase prevents the wind from moving it, although it can create difficulties if you want to change the arrangement of the furniture. Resistant to shocks and deformations, the stone pots are perfectly suited to the cultivation of any kind of plant, not to mention that they will hardly be damaged by parasites.
The resistance of this material means that the pots can be left in the garden in any weather condition as they do not fear cold and heat. The only precaution to be taken is to periodically clean them from molds and lichens, in order to preserve their original beauty over time.
There are infinite variations of these vases based on their shape, style and workmanship. The classic models have a single hole on the bottom to prevent water stagnation.
Smoothed or polished, opaque and rough, decorated with ornaments or bas-reliefs, the features are endless and suitable for every need.
From a purely aesthetic point of view, the stone vases offer a notable impact within any garden, standing out in a decisive way among other materials. Capable of impressing guests and giving your garden a classic atmosphere, stone vases are the best choice for embellishing seaside villas or the most elegant buildings.
The most used color is undoubtedly white, but lately black is also very fashionable. In the latter case, take care to place the vase in a bright environment, or you would risk seeing it go unnoticed.
Pink, yellow or ocher vases are equally decorative, without being too flashy.
To enhance the aesthetics of your garden to the maximum, terracotta pots cannot be missing. It is a natural material, perfect for making pots as the terracotta is not perceived as foreign by the plant. Furthermore, the walls of the pots are able to absorb excess water, always keeping the soil soft thanks to the porosity of the terracotta itself.
Resistant and light, the terracotta pots are easy to move but at the same time offer good stability and resist bad weather, provided that the thickness of the same is adequate.
These are vases that are generally considered furnishing elements, capable of breaking the austerity of a house and giving a touch of color to the garden. Although not a precious material, terracotta pots can enrich gardens and homes with original designs that have nothing to envy to materials such as marble.
Flower pots: Let's get down to business
There is really no limit to the decorative possibilities offered by the vases on the market, just rely on your aesthetic sense and why not, even the creative flair of the moment. Yes, because there are various works that we can implement to make the house and garden even more beautiful. So why not decorate our vases? we can paint them with acrylic colors, perhaps experimenting with the country technique so popular in the United States. Even shells can be used to embellish our vases, whether you keep them in the garden or at home as ornaments. Alternatively, you can also recover old disused vases and give them a new life.
Don't be afraid and experiment: shapes, colors, sizes and materials are at your disposal.