There’s nothing like stepping out of your house into a yard full of bright and colorful decorative terracotta pots. So long as you follow the directions, and have the proper tools, you can recreate these classic mini pots in less than 15 minutes. This is an excellent way to take an ordinary plain, cheap pot and make it into a focal point that really stands out. The first thing you need to do is choose the right pots for your particular container gardening project. Here are some container gardening ideas and how to go about finding the best containers for your needs.
The decorative terracotta pots that you see all over the stores are called “water running” pots. These are best used with container gardens where there is limited or no ground space. A good example would be potting bench top designs. Water running containers can easily be made to look just like real terracotta, and then sealed to keep the water from evaporating. These types of water running pots are a favorite with people who like working with concrete, or other materials that may not hold up well in the weather.
If you are looking for something that’s a little bit trickier to make, but still looks nice when it dries out, you might want to try making your own decorative terracotta pots. This way you can control exactly how much moisture you have in the soil, so you don’t end up with mushy, damp plants. Plus, by hand making your own containers you can make them almost out of any type of pot, so they will match whatever else you have in your garden. It’s always nice to have a variety of pots, because you never know what you might find on your way down the road. Plus, you’ll have a creative outlet for all those decorative terracotta pots you’ve been collecting.
When you are ready to start digging that hole for your container garden, go a little deeper than normal. Add some gravel to help with drainage, and then put your decorative terracotta pots inside. Make sure that they are upright, and level, and just start filling the hole with dirt.
Now you just need to let the pot sit for a few days, and see how it fits in the hole. You can add some soil to the bottom of the decorative pot, or a decorative soil mix designed just for terracotta plants. Fill the pot about three-quarters full, then put a couple of leaves inside and start tucking the pot inside. Once you find the perfect spot for your plant, stick the stake into the soil and level off.
The secret to planting decorative pots is to place the pot so that it will get the sun as much as possible. That way, the plant will get the best nutrients from the soil. You can also do this in the summertime to ensure proper drainage holes for the water to drain properly.
The final tip is to choose the best pots for your plant. Some of your options are traditional, modern, and abstract styles. Traditional pots look old fashioned, but are very practical and are often purchased by professional potters for their clients. Modern style pots are modern but still contain the class that you want for your decorative pot. And abstract pots bring a certain serenity to your yard and garden that other types don’t accomplish quite as well.
Decorative pots will provide the perfect container garden for your plant. Take your time, and look for the perfect style pot that fits your needs. Once you’ve done that, your next step is to select the plants that you want to grow. With a little creativity, your garden will definitely look beautiful! You’ll just need to make sure that you have the best pots and drainage holes to keep your plants healthy.