Like clothes or furnishings, pot choice is an expression of one’s own taste and personality - and decorative pots are perfect for enlivening small spaces, as an eye-catching centrepiece or mini garden on your doorstep. Even the right pot with no plants can make a strong statement.
Standard terracotta pots look great, but they can absorb moisture, taking precious water away from the plants. The solution - Cotta seal pots, which combine the classic terracotta look with modern water-wise appeal. They have been pre-treated with a water resistant sealant that prevents precious water being soaked up by thirsty terracotta - which means the pot won't compete with the plants for moisture.
Cottaseal pots are perfect for growing your own miniature kitchen garden, packed with herbs, leafy greens and vegies. Place them near the kitchen door for easy picking.
The ‘two way cherry’ is perfect for these terracotta pots. There are two varieties, one with white flesh, the other red, grafted onto the one tree; ‘Lala star’ and ‘Royal Rainer’ .
Pots don't have to be traditional and provided that they drain properly, an old crate or recycled tins or something quirky like little bicycles that double as garden art, could be planted out. Line the baskets, fill them with potting mix and plant out with cottage-garden plants such as Geraniums, which have a long flowering season and thrive in tough conditions.
Certain pots make an impact all on their own without any plants. Use them to frame an entrance, as a feature in a garden bed or as a focal point at the end of a path. The café-style ‘Provincial Urn’ is perfect for this.
Create Drama/Create Harmony
You can create a very different feel in the garden by mixing and matching different pot and plant combinations. A combination with contrasting colours like brilliant blue and yellow creates drama in a space, but a more subtle combination with complementary colours like pink and purple, brings more harmony to the garden.
If you love the glossy look of glazed pots and the practicality of a lightweight pot – ‘Elite’ pots bring you the best of both worlds.
• There are many showy, compact growing plants that are tailor-made for pots. Choose the perfect pot and let it dictate the plants you showcase, or vice versa.
• Liquid feed regularly to get the best out of your potted plants
• Choose pot colours and styles to match your house and garden
• To avoid a cluttered look and create extra impact buy matching pot sets
www.northcotepottery.com.au - (pots)
www.scottsaustralia.com.au - (potting mix/ fertilisers)