The beauty, elegance and style of a house, an apartment or even simply an office derive from the details. For this reason, as far as the delicate and always stimulating theme of furnishing is concerned, it is essential to take care of every detail to obtain a result that, on the whole, can be defined as truly satisfying.
Among these details there are certainly the indoor pots, outdoor pots and garden pots to be considered. The choice, in this sense, might seem obvious or even almost obvious. Actually, that’s not the case at all. Carefully selecting indoor, outdoor and garden pots is a very delicate operation that requires special attention for several reasons and for many details that could be decisive in the overall view.
But how do you choose the right indoor, outdoor and garden pots for your needs? Each vase, in fact, has different shapes, colors, sizes and even different materials. For this reason, it is necessary to consider all these factors in order to obtain an optical effect that is able to respond to the desires of those who live in a particular environment and is also able to impress those who come from outside as guests. Efficiency, practicality and a sense of aesthetics are the guidelines that help to make the right choice when it comes to indoor, outdoor and garden vases.
Type of Vases
There is a wide range of pot types. As just mentioned, these particular objects are distinguished by three fundamental characteristics:
The shape represents one of the main factors to consider when choosing a vase for indoor, outdoor and garden. It is possible to choose between different types of vases according to the furniture and personal taste. As far as indoor environments are concerned, there are many shapes, some of which are also very original. We move from traditional vases to those characterized by a more refined and complex design. In this case, the shape but also the color of the vase must be chosen according to the interior decoration and style.
In the case of garden vases, there are both square and round vases. In general, you can find conical or bowl shaped vases on the market. Outdoor planters, on the other hand, can also have more imaginative and original shapes. Finally, the opportunity to choose a corner vase should not be overlooked.
In the case of rectangular or square vases, however, it is possible to take advantage of an important advantage: by combining them together, these vases allow you to gain and use much more space. This feature could be useful especially in the case of pots to be used in a small garden or on the balcony of the house. Round pots, on the other hand, often look prettier and more pleasing to the eye. However, there is also the loss of space that could be detrimental in terms of practicality and comfort.
In terms of size, the space variant becomes even more decisive. In fact, choosing according to the space available is one of the main constraints to be taken into account before purchasing indoor, outdoor and garden pots. For those who want to cultivate a vegetable garden on the balcony, moreover, it is not recommended to buy pots that are too small. In fact, in order for there to be good harvests and for a better anchoring to the soil, the roots of the vegetables need a not small amount of soil and, for this reason, the pot must be quite capacious. If you have dwarf plants, you can also opt for smaller pots that take up even less space.
Large pots, which are ideal for large gardens and outdoor areas where it is easy to move around, also have advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, pots that are too large can cause moisture build-up in the part of the soil that is not reached by the roots. These accumulations, in turn, become the ideal place for the formation of mould and pests. If these conditions do not exist, these objects still allow the plants to be placed in comfortable positions and in conditions that are favorable for them.
Of course, small pots are much easier to move than larger ones, but it is also true that with small pots the soil dries more easily and therefore more care and attention is needed. The depth of the pot is also part of the size concept. In general, this should not be less than 25 cm under any circumstances, at least when it comes to plant cultivation. In circumstances where we are talking about fake plants and therefore pots are a mere ornamental object, there is no constraint related to their depth.
The discussion of vase materials is even more delicate. At the moment it is possible to find a large quantity of vase and planter materials on the market. Depending on the use and the environment in which they are to be placed, it is possible to choose the best and most suitable materials for the different situations. Many people rely mainly on aesthetics when choosing indoor, outdoor and garden pots. However, especially when it comes to materials, it is essential to take practicality into account in order to avoid a purchase that could even be detrimental to the plant and also to the aesthetic factor.
Vases: Most Common Materials
Among the most common are certainly the plastic pots. This is a very common material and production by now very widespread. In most cases, these pots are used for interior spaces and, even when they are large, they remain very practical and also quite easy to move. Among the advantages of plastic pots are certainly solidity and resistance, even to the weather. For this reason they are also suitable, in many cases, for use in outdoor spaces. They are also economical and, in summer, they can better preserve the humidity of the ground because they have waterproof walls. However, plastic pots make air circulation in the ground more difficult and do not look the same as other types of pots. Also, always in summer and when temperatures are higher, they tend to get very hot and therefore can also pose a danger to the plants they contain.
Terracotta vases are more suitable for outdoor use. Not by chance, they are the classic garden vases. Terracotta vases are also available in various sizes and offer the advantage of resisting heat and frost while keeping their consistency intact. They let the roots of the plants and also the soil breathe and are equipped with a weight that guarantees good stability even in those balconies, gardens or outdoor spaces particularly exposed to the wind.
At the same time, the porosity of the terracotta pots also allows the passage of water, which then evaporates more quickly. This means more care for the plants, especially in summer, when higher temperatures lead to more frequent watering. Compared to plastic pots, terracotta pots are more expensive.
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Wooden vases are also quite common. Like terracotta, wood is also porous and therefore allows air and water to circulate more easily than other materials. But that’s not all. Wooden pots do not get very hot in the sun and allow the earth to maintain a certain freshness and humidity thanks to which, even during the hottest time of the year, you can control the care of your plants even with a not excessive frequency of watering.
Even wooden pots are quite expensive compared to plastic pots. Moreover, in the garden they can easily wear out, especially if they are not equipped with a galvanized sheet metal tub to be placed inside the pot itself. This way, however, you lose the porosity that is one of the most important properties of wooden pots.
The choice of indoor vases is perhaps the most delicate of all. This, in fact, depends on the characteristics of the furniture and the space available. In any case, however, it is important to consider one detail above all: the indoor vases must be placed in bright and warm places in the home or office. Depending on the furnishings, then, you can have fun choosing the shapes and materials that best reflect your personal taste.
For outdoor pots, other factors must also be taken into account, starting with climatic factors. The container material is more important than ever because the weather could considerably affect the pot’s resistance and, consequently, the health of the plants. In terms of size and shape, it is sufficient to consider the space available. Additional tip: the ductility of pots is very important for outdoor spaces because they make it easy to move and change the arrangement of plant containers.
Pots Suitable For The Garden
Garden pots have the task of protecting the plant and embellishing everything around it. The most suitable material is terracotta but, depending on the use of the pot, other materials can also meet the various needs. Often, however, planters are chosen to embellish your gardens and take care of the plants.