Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Decorative planters and flower pots

I love unusual and handsome planters not only for impressions dealt for neighbors, but for what attractive pieces of outdoor furniture they are. You may not have an acre to plant in flowers in your garden, but can get same effect by growing plants in pots in your patio, balcony or on your deck.

Handsome planter at Minter Garden
Handsome ceramic planter at Minter Garden

Absolutely everything can be used in your garden as a planter using imagination and recycled items: old caners, bathtubs, car tires, old boots or tool boxes, rusty bird cage or coffee cans, carved pumpkins or unusual finds at any garage sale will work.

Esschert Design USA BR04 Bird Silhouette Window Planter

Adding the right flower arrangement is the key.

Handsome planter at Minter Garden
Old cement planter at Minter Garden

I like wood planters because of their natural look. With natural wood grain, painted with waterproof glue or colored art motifs, wooden planters will compliment bright flowers. I love also to plant flowers in old logs that have unusual shape, in drilled holes or natural ridges on the surface or in carved wood with motifs inspired from nature - it give me an artistic feel.

Mixed Succulents and Greenery in Wooden Planter - DWS052-1  Wood-look Frog Planter  Wood Look Hunting Bear Planter

I like also standard flower wood boxes. These planters comes in a large variety of shapes and sizes, most of them being hard to manage and move to best capture sunlight outdoor, being attached to bench, attics or wagons.

Astonica 50308245 The Junction Wood Water Tower Garden Planter Planter Bench Top, Boxes Sold Separately (Natural) (44"l x 15.5"w x 3.5"h) Large Metal & Cedar Tricycle (Olive Green) (16.75"H x 29.5"W x 15.5"D)

Not only wooden planters are beautiful and durable. There are metal planters, large fer-forge powder-coated, hanged or multi-tiers, mixed with rattan, coco liner or bamboo. These architectural planters are most durable outdoor and are suitable to be coordinated alongside the stairs and the walls or to decorate thematic gardens

PINNACLE 3-Pot Metal Wall Planter Sold in packs of 2 CobraCo 3TFP-B 3-Tier Floor Planter with 12-, 14-, and 16-Inch Baskets

Planters are vary accordingly with the needs. Sometimes I used plastic nursery pots for small plants. A series of large stone planters fit wide open spaces, and planters fixed in the soil as a lamp fit landscapes built with brick stones.

Planters built with brick stones at Minter Garden
Cape Cod 66000 Black Planter Lamp, 80-inch

Mural planters from stone and terracotta planters unglazed add a classic note to your garden, and raised bed planters from cedar wood, bamboo, iron have a contemporary look and are used to maximize the efficiency in fertilization and water conservation and to minimize chemical contamination. Also wall-containers and self-watering planters fixed to fences or hanging baskets are a good choice for plants that need to maximize the watering and the space.

Ritter Pottery 6999 Fern Design Decorative Clay Terra Cotta Planter 6" - (Pack of 6) Mediterranean Garden Wrought Iron Wall Basket Planters - Set of 3 Tuscan Scrolled Iron - Kitchen Bath Garden Mini-Garden Stacker- Stackable/Hangable All Season Planter- Indoor/Outdoor Stacking Flower Pot- Great Gardening Gift Idea For A Gardener - Color: Tuscany

Rock-planters made from naturals or faux stone, mosaics and concrete create an overall concept of natural landscape.

NOVICA Wall planter, 'Salamanca'  22" Roaring Lion Head Stone Wall Planter with Scroll Accents

Bonsai pots and exotic planters decorated with Japanese writing or Chinese art motifs bring an Asian accent for any home. Porcelain lacquered and hand painted flower pots or handcrafted ceramic pots are wonderful decorative accessories for any room.

Miniature garden / Saikei in handcrafted ceramic pot
"Miniature garden / Saikei in handcrafted ceramic pot"
Once you get the taste for decorating your backyard or miniature garden, you'll want more, more, more...
What is the best suitable planter for your garden?


Leigh said...

Wonderful examples of planters; something for everyone. I love the look they can create in a small space. I confess though, that I never seem to do as well with potted plants. Not sure why.....

Life Is A SandCastle said...

Beautiful! the cat one is my favorite, it so fun and cute.

Unknown said...

Great things to use those decorative garden items. I can also add that using a wind spinners could be add more eye catching decors. In total its beautiful.

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