Pots and planters are a great way to dress up your plants and give them a personal touch. Use them indoors to compliment and accent your decor and outdoors to add character to the garden and keep invasive plants at bay.
These days you can find all different kinds of containers in a multitude of different forms and shapes and in a variety of materials like concrete, fiberglass, terra cotta, ceramic, metal, plastic, and wood.
I created this post to showcase the many different types of pots and planters all in one place. If you’re hunting for containers, this list might come in handy to help you choose the right ones for your planting situation.
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This product guide was originally created by Lucy Ferreira & published in May 2017. We’ve updated the products in October 2021 to give you the opportunity to shop for the latest pots & planters!
Here’s the round-up of pots and planters. Choose the one that fits your style:
Urns give a majestic look, they tend to have a more classic and formal style. The most authentic urns are made of concrete or stone. This urn is handmade of cast stone, each planter features a deep well for soil and a broad, rolled rim to encourage trailing plants to spill over.
A raised planter is not the same as a raised bed, which is sits on the ground and doesn’t have a bottom. Raised planters are great if you’re tight on space or have physical limitations which prevent you from keeling or bending over. This raised planter is a great option to grow flowers and herbs on your balcony or patio. The fact that it has wheels on one end makes it convenient to move around wherever needed.
Another good planter for apartment gardeners is the rail planter. This a sleek way to present your plants and makes use of vertical space to save room. It’s perfect for anyone looking to green up small spaces. You can find some that are suited for ornamental plants and others that are made especially to grow veggies. This planter would make a great option for a modern looking apartment.
These are the classic ones you see everywhere. You can find them in a lot of different materials: terracotta, ceramic, wood, plastic, fiberglass and so on. They’re the typical cylindrical ones. Planter pots are a staple and a classic in any garden on indoor space. These hand-thrown terra cotta pots are whitewashed to mimic the look of a weathered, rustic patina.
You can find window boxes which attach either on or just below the sill of a window. You can see them filled with flowers, plants or herbs. What I love about window boxes is that it allows the plants to be seen from the inside and from the outside. Everyone gets to enjoy them! I This window box is crafted from steel and has a copper finish. It has drainage holes to prevent overwatering so your plants stay happy.
Terrariums are very pretty but can be tricky. They’re basically glass containers which can be completely closed or have an opening on one side. These containers create very specific conditions for the plants to grow in. I honestly have never been lucky with them but maybe that’s because I used the wrong kinds of plants. Despite my bad luck with them, I’ll admit they add a great touch to any indoor space!I really like this domed terrarium, it looks great with succulents in it.
You might also find this post “Planter Tips From The Experts” to be helpful. In it you’ll find great garden bloggers sharing their tips about container gardening as well as their favorite pots and planters from their gardens.
I hope you found this to be useful and that one of these planters catches your fancy.
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