What are the Different types of Garden Planters?

miniature fairy housesAll of us wish to have a beautiful garden area in our home. Home owners having a larger outside open area can create a garden enhancing the aesthetic appearance of their home. However, some people have limited space and some other wish to have gardening plants indoors. Garden planters are the best solution for such people. Healthy herbs, flowers or foliage plants can be added to the garden planters making your garden or decks or patio more attractive.

Garden planters are portable and relatively inexpensive. They are available in different sizes, shapes, colors and materials. Window boxes, hanging basket planters, ceramic and terracotta planters and urns are the different types of garden planters.

Window boxes are the garden planters which can be added if you wish to have a traditional and old-fashioned feel. They are made of wood, metal and plastic. Within the metal window boxes, you have choices of lightweight and easy-to-maneuver metals like aluminum and heavier more ornate metals such as wrought iron. However, in order to prevent the wear and tear of the metal window boxes, you should coat them with a rust-preventing solution. While arranging these boxes, consider the weight of the soil and plants apart from the weight of the box. Also, remember to place them in such a place beneath a window that is accessible for watering.

Growing flowering plants in hanging planters and placing them in porches, decks and indoors brings beauty. These planters are mostly made from lightweight materials like plastic, coconut fiber and wicker. You can even grow tomatoes upside down in hanging planters to save garden space. Ceramic and terracotta planters which are available in different colors and designs are the other types of garden planters. However, they may chip or break under extreme climatic conditions. In order to avoid this problem, you can use plastic imitated terracotta or ceramic planters.

You can even grow small flowering plants in urns which are durable vases having stems, bases and other ornate features. Stone, resin and terracotta urns add beauty to your garden and walkways. Tiered garden planters are the other creative options which use a metal framework for suspending one plant above the other. Apart from these, you can use many other creative ideas for garden planters and enhance the beauty.


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