If you love the idea of having a garden in all seasons, then bright coloured outdoor plant pots can add to your design options. They are available in all shapes, sizes and colours, which you can harmonise with the rest of the garden furniture. There is no end to the variety of plants that can be kept in pot gardening. The only limits are your imagination. The only consideration that you need to take into account is that your container garden should complement your house, not clash with it.
When choosing the pots for your container garden, consider the climate of where you live. If you live in a place with harsh winters, then you may want to buy pots that are made of firmer material. Cast iron and copper pots will not melt into the snow. If you live somewhere with a lot of rainfall, then plastic or clay pots are a good choice. You will need to pay more attention to pot maintenance if you use plastic pots as they can easily get washed away.
The size of the pots that you choose also has an effect on how much effort you will have to put into container garden maintenance. If you are looking for something compact then you will have to choose between square and rectangular pots. Round and triangular pots will take up a lot of space. You can also opt for the trapezoid shape, which will distribute the weight of the soil evenly and thus reduce the work.
Bright colours are great for container gardens as they bring out the best in your plants. However, keep in mind that too much of any colour will make your plants look too busy. This may distract from your efforts in having a beautiful container garden. Too few colours, on the other hand, will make your plants look pale and lifeless. Pick a balance between the two and you will be better off.
Another very important factor is that you choose a potting medium. You must be careful not to use clay, as it can clay the roots of your plants and hamper their ability to absorb moisture. A good potting medium is a good idea as it gives your plants a firm grip on the pot and keeps them from moving about. Some good options are gravel, peat moss, sand, perlite, vermiculite and coconut husks. Make sure that your potting medium is oxygenated and well-drained.
Watering your plants is another aspect of container gardening that you will need to be aware of. Do not forget that it is easier to over water your plants than it is to underwater them. Over watering will cause the roots of your plants to become very weak and prone to rotting. Under watering will also cause your plants to lose water all at once. Therefore, it is best to do it properly and check the container for moisture levels at least twice a day.
Lighting your container garden is another thing that you will need to take care of. Different plants require different amounts of sunlight and therefore they should always be given the proper amount of sunlight during the day and a little more at night. If you live in an area where it gets quite cold during the winter months, you may consider warming your container garden by hanging some plant pots on the outside. This will ensure that your plants get to experience some shade during the colder months.
When choosing your plant pots, there are many factors that you need to take into consideration. Bright colours are one factor, but don’t overdo it. You don’t want the pots to overwhelm the container. You should also try to buy pots that have a wide base, so that your plants can rest safely on the ground. The size should also be appropriate for the type of plant that you have. You do not want your plants to grow too big or too small.