Natural stone plant pots are suitable for container gardening. They provide both security and style, making this a popular option for landscapers and gardeners who wish to grow plants in containers. Whether you’re looking for an attractive pot for container gardening, or you have a large garden you’d like to be able to let go of, natural stone is a great material to use in your gardening endeavors.
With container gardening, your plants will typically take up more of the nutrients and water that your plants would enjoy in their natural environment, so it’s important that you give them the right amount of space. Plants need room to grow, and they need specific amounts of water and nutrients for optimal growth. By choosing plants and containers that you can grow in a container, you ensure that they get all of these things from you.
A natural pot is an attractive addition to any garden because it does more than just provide the plants with some extra room. It’s also a decorative piece in its own right. Because natural stones come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and textures, they can be used as the base of a pot, used to hold soil in place, serve as a decorative surface for a planter and even be used to create a water feature or fountain.
When you’re choosing a container for your plants, there are a few things you need to consider. First, decide whether you want a potting bench to place on the floor or on a stand. If you’re not going to be potting your plants in the ground, you can save yourself some trouble by choosing a bench that will sit on the ground. Make sure the bench is sturdy; if it’s not, the soil could spill over onto the floor. On a stand, the soil won’t spill but it may gather at the base of the pot, creating a mess and requiring some cleanup.
Once you’ve determined what kind of container you need and what kind of potting bench you want to use, it’s time to decide where you’re going to put it and how you’re going to set it up. There are several options when it comes to arranging your pot. One option is to just lay the container on the floor. If you do this, make sure there’s plenty of light since the bottom of the pot will darken the soil. If you choose this option, be sure to also include a plant tray beneath the container so the roots don’t rot. Also consider putting the pot on a stand to keep it upright.
Another option is to place the container on a potting bench. You’ll want to have a long, rectangular pot that extends halfway out from the edge of your patio. The bench should be placed slightly higher than the soil line, allowing air to circulate around your plants. On the sides of the bench, you can position a small pump to circulate the soil, and you can line the inside of the pump with a small layer of soil. This lets air circulate while the water is draining from your plants’ roots.
For an even simpler approach, you can line the inside of your pot with several bowls filled with rocks. The rocks should be arranged in random patterns, since they’ll give your plants a natural, flowing look. Make sure to space the bowls apart enough that you won’t be digging too much into the soil to allow for proper drainage, but close enough that you can easily reach in and remove the leaves or branches of weeds without having to move the pots.
Finally, if you’d like to provide a source of water for your plants, you can line your pot with a hanging basket or water feature. These are ideal for both indoor and outdoor use because they keep your plants from drying out and they keep water away from the soil. It’s important that you make sure the basket or water feature has enough tiers to support any water you might decide to add. Another option is to use small birdbaths that hang from a wall, creating a natural water for your plants.