Decorative Potting Arrangements
If you are looking for a great way to add interest to a room in your home, then planting in interesting and decorative containers may be for you.
Finding interesting containers for these plantings is one of my personal favorite parts of this task as I get to really let my creative self shine as everything I look at becomes a possible arrangement. Wineglasses, teapots, old pots and pans, and shoes can all be used to grow plants in. When searching for a container, consider anything that has enough room to hold enough soil to grow a plant in and remember that many plants such as hens and chicks can thrive with small root balls so almost anything can become a suitable container.
Now, while these arrangements can look absolutely amazing there is one downside. Many containers have very limited space and inadequate (or non-existent) drainage and therefore can be difficult to maintain. You will need to pay very close attention to these plants to ensure they do not get too much water or too little and to ensure they get adequate fertilization.
If the high maintenance aspect just is not for you, fear not, a great way to add interest without having to baby the plants is to use the pot or a group of pots to create a point of interest in your home. Grouping like pots or adding a decorative pot or element to a collection of plants is a great way to do this. Elements such as sand, stone, shells, cuttings and even seeds are great additions to these decorative arrangements. The best part, these creations are perfect projects for beginner gardeners and professionals alike.
Happy Gardening, Matt
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