Many gardeners know the tricks of the trade when it comes to planting anything inside of pots of all shapes and sizes. Sometimes when you have run out of creative ideas, choosing the right container can make all the difference.
Keeping that in mind, we have a few great ideas hand-picked for you to choose from below, to turn your summer planters into a thing of beauty.
1. Build a Fairy Garden
If you do not have the right plants for the job, you can always order them from most online plant delivery services.
One of the nicest ideas we have seen so far entails creating a fairy garden in a planter. All you need is an outdoor plant, a small birdhouse, and some pebbles or stones of different colors.
To give this a rustic feel, grab a planter that is wide at the top and narrow on the base or wide all around. After you’ve inserted your soil, all you need to do is add your flowering plants and complete the look with a small birdhouse while adding some color to it with some plant additives like butterflies.
You can choose most types of flowering bushy plants from a range of selections mentioned here and the ones we think would work best also include:
- Korean spice Viburnum
2. Ladder Plants
One of the most modern looks every homeowner and plant enthusiast has in their home is the ladder planter. This is, as the name suggests, a ladder that has been created into several planters, and you can easily recycle or upcycle an old ladder lying around your garage for this.
Add a fresh hue of earthy paint to it and grab some pots to add some flowers to and stand it on each level.
Sometimes even antique-looking boxes can do the trick. All you need for this is a wooden step ladder, a saw, some wood glue if needed to hold things in place.
3. Mix and Match Things
Sometimes if you have different types of pots in the home and are not sure what to do with them, the best thing is to use them. Mixing and matching things is part of the fun!
Sometimes you can put ceramic with the rustic or glazed selections and when placed in a group in a corner in the house or your backyard patio, they will complete the look and add some adventure to the environment.
Why not make a day out of it with your kids and decorate the planters with ceramic tiles, stickers, some paint, or look for some ideas online such as the ones mentioned in this source: https://www.woohome.com You can turn a boring looking item into something aesthetically pleasing.
Anything from old plates and glasses can be broken and stuck on ceramic or clay pots to make them look adorable.
4. A Vertical Planter
If you do not have much space on your patio or inside your home, you can easily make do with a vertical planter which can be a simple DIY job of a few hours.
Depending on the size of the vertical planter, you can add hooks to it in a row and place some hanging plants on it. It can also serve the purpose of a divide between you and your neighbors or different sections in the home.
5. Pocketed Plants
If you thought your hanging canvas shoe organizer was limited to just one use, you will be pleasantly surprised. If you have one lying around, you can turn it into a piece of creative greenery.
Just as you would hang it over the door you put your shoes inside each pocket, you can add different plants to it instead and fill all the compartments with flowering and non-flowering plants, and all you need is your shoe hanger and some greens which you can get in a bundle of 12 or 9 depending on the number of pockets.
Many online plant delivery companies such as ‘Planted Pot’, for instance, have Planted Pot packages that they offer at a cheaper price for several different plants and you can get as many as you like on their website. Try alternating them with colorful and plain selections.
6. The Birdbath
If you’re not using your birdbath or have more than one, this could make one of the best centerpieces for your backyard or even in a corner in your home.
Selections such as succulents would work perfectly here as they keep water stored in their roots and don’t need too much care over the different seasonal changes.
Try adding pebbles or stones to the soil, which will help to aerate and hold moisture within the soil, and you can also throw a few on the top layer to give it a rustic desert look to the entire piece.
Hanging succulents and cacti are a pleasing way of adding some creativity to the mix.
7. A Herb Garden inside Different Containers
Lastly, you can grow your herbs inside several different containers as opposed to one. they can become a stunning display on your porch or outside your kitchen window and you can mix steel containers with clay ones all of the same color or different colors and display them as you wish.
There are many things you can do and you are never limited when it comes to playing around with plants, as well as pots. They can add some life to the home, as well as attract lots of beautiful creatures like butterflies and bees to your home.