World’s Most Beautiful Garden Planters, by Way of Belgium
The most beautiful planters are those which have been designed with a particular theme in mind. They are usually placed near a place where there is a special feeling or emotion associated with them. There are many different types of planters and they vary greatly in size, shape, color and design. Some planters are simple, while others may be elaborate and ornate. All of these characteristics make it possible to create one’s own personal garden.
Planters are used to decorate gardens both indoors and out. They can be made from various materials such as stone, wood, glass or plastic.
The most common type of planter is the “wooden” variety, which consists of sticks covered with leaves and vines. Other varieties include metal, ceramic or even PVC pipe. Wooden planters are commonly found in outdoor areas because they provide shade and protection from the sun during hot summer days.
Plantings in planters are typically small, but they can be very large. Large plantings are often created using a combination of different kinds of planters.
For example, you could use two planters stacked together to form a giant flower pot. You might also want to combine several smaller plantings into larger ones by placing them next to each other or even in groups.
Some of the most common materials used to make planters are wood, plastic and metal. The kind of material you choose will have a direct effect on the look, feel and price of the finished product.
For example, wood is a natural choice but it may require more maintenance than other materials and can eventually rot if it gets wet.
For those with an artistic flair, planters can be made from various materials including wood, metal, plastic and even glass. For the artistically challenged, there are a number of planters already available to suit any taste.
Most people like to put flowers in their planters. Flowers typically complement the colors and surroundings of any particular area.
However, some people prefer to put other things in their planters. These may include but are not limited to: small shrubs (such as evergreens in winter), vegetables or other food plants, grass, ornaments or just about anything you can think of.
For most people, planters are primarily associated with residential homes. However, they are also used in businesses and public areas such as parks.
There are many different types of planters available for business owners to use to liven up their place of business.
There are a wide variety of materials from which you can choose when selecting a planter. Some of these materials include: wood, plastic, stone, copper, metal and fiberglass.
Each material has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, wood (typically cedar) is fairly inexpensive and readily available. However, if the wood isn’t protected from moisture it can eventually rot.
In some cases, the type of soil you select can also have an effect on how your plant grows. For example, some soils are best for flower gardening while others work better for vegetable gardens.
In some cases, a homeowner may need to install a drain in their planter to collect excess water. The water can then be drained away from the planter and soil through gravity or pumped out with a small submersible pump.
There are many ways you can increase the aesthetic appeal of your planter. One way is to add soil additives such as rocks, marbles or small statues.
Another way is to surround the planter with colorful stones or mulch.
Watering your plants in a container garden can be a little more challenging than planting them in the ground. One method to ensure your plants get enough water is to use a soaker hose.
A soaker hose is a rubber hose riddled with small holes. It slowly releases water as needed and works well for newly planted seedlings.
A drip irrigation system can be installed in your container garden to ensure timely watering of your plants. A drip system uses less water than a sprinkler yet is more efficient than a soaker hose.
You can add a decorative touch to your planter by placing it on an attractive tile or decorative stone. You can also surround the base of your planter with decorative rocks, mulch or gravel.
There are many advantages to container gardening. Probably the most notable advantage is that you can bring your plants inside your home to enjoy all year long.
This is especially beneficial if you live in a climate that experiences harsh winters.
Another advantage is you can grow plants in areas that otherwise would not be suitable such as on a rooftop, in a courtyard, on a balcony or even indoors.
One disadvantage to container gardens is that you have much less soil to work with. Less soil means your plants may have nutrient deficiencies.
You can combat this by adding organic matter, such as compost, manure or rotted leaves, to your soil. You should also ensure your plants are getting the proper amount of nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium.
Another disadvantage to container gardens is pests and diseases are more likely to infest your plants. To combat this, make sure you’re maintaining healthy plants and keeping on top of any problems.
Finally, your container garden can dry out quicker than a traditional garden plot. You should make sure you’re adding enough water to your containers.
The most popular type of container is the classic garden pot. Garden pots come in many different sizes and shapes and can hold anywhere from a handful of soil to several cubic feet of soil.
Typical containers include boxes, barrels, bowls, buckets, dishes, tubs and urns just to name a few.
Sources & references used in this article:
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- Gardens’ for ever England’: Landscape, identity and the First World War British cemeteries on the western front (MS Morris – Ecumene, 1997 – journals.sagepub.com)
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- Naked airport: A cultural history of the world’s most revolutionary structure (HF Van Heurck – 1896 – Wheldon & Wesley)
- Nature tamed: gardens as a microcosm of Japan’s view of the world (A Gordon – 2008 – books.google.com)