The right plant pots are an essential part of any garden. Once you have chosen the flowers for the gardening season just around the corner, only the right plant pots and planters will providing the perfect finishing touch for the overall picture. Round, oval or square, turquoise, red, grey or brown: our planters are available in a wide range of shapes, colours, materials and sizes.
Planting beautiful flowers in window boxes is right on trend at the moment. Our planters are available in a wide range of shapes, colours, materials and sizes, and they make an attractive addition to balconies, patios or terraces. But which plants are suitable for which planters?
When it comes to choosing which material you want for your planter, all that matters is your personal preference. Nevertheless, plastic planters are particularly recommendable because they are weatherproof and robust, yet also lightweight. Another benefit of plastic planters is that they provide more effective frost protection for the plants during the winter months, for example when they are kept in the garden shed. And because of how mobile the planters are, you can keep constantly changing the scenes in your garden by re-arranging them as and when you like.
Big planters: some of the classic container plants for large planters include boxwood, oleander, yucca palms, or other trees which only grow to a small size. Larger plants look particularly good in tall planters. For a different take on the display in your planter, you could plant flowers and shrubs at different heights to create a sort of mini garden.
Small planters: low-growing, lush plants and flowers are great for small planters. Several planters of different sizes arranged together create a particularly attractive scene.
When it comes to caring for your plants, the following rule applies: the smaller the planter, the more often the plants need to be watered. Nevertheless, the soil must not be constantly wet. The watering systems from EMSA can come in handy here.
Balcony design is becoming more and more popular among city dwellers and home-owners. With everything from balcony boxes and planters to plant pots, the possibilities for individual planting and decorations are endless.
Plant pots you can hang on your balcony railings create a particularly eye-catching effect. Their modern yet timeless design makes them a particularly good choice for small city balconies. And because the plant pots are mounted vertically, they make optimum use of the space on the balcony. They also offer a new alternative to the classic window boxes. Here’s another tip for very small balconies: combining plants and planters in small groups creates visual order while also making the balcony look slightly bigger. When attaching the plant pots to the balcony railings, make sure they’re stable. Fixing screws will help the plant pots to hold the weight of large plants and stop them falling in wind and bad weather.
Suitable plants for planters on a south-facing balcony include:
The following plants thrive in planters on north-facing balconies:
To make sure your flower pots stay looking beautiful for a long time, there are a couple of tips you should take into account when planting them. It is a good idea to incorporate a drainage layer of expanded clay or a drainage bag, e.g. EASY DRAIN, before you put the potting soil in the pot. By doing this, you will prevent backwater forming in the potting soil. Once the soil is in the flower pot, you can add the plants. You will need to carefully remove them from their plastic containers in order to do so. If the roots have become slightly tangled, you should carefully pull them apart so that they are more able to spread out in the new plant pot. Once the flowers are in the plant pot, it is obviously important that you remember to water them. Making sure you water them regularly is particularly important if you want to ensure lasting enjoyment from the beautiful display of flowers on your balcony.
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