Have you ever thought
about growing your own food in garden planters? Well don't be afraid
because it's easy to do and tons of fun. Here are a few tips to help!
We know, we know, everyone thinks gardening is
very difficult to do and takes tons of time, but we are here to tell you that
it's simply not true. Nothing comes without a bit of effort but what
you reap from growing your own food in planter pottery will far outweigh the
time and effort you have to invest. Think of it this way. How
much money do you spend at the grocery store? Do you know where the
food is coming from and what maybe in the soil that the food was grown
in? This is a major concern for fruits and vegetables grown in other
countries. Who has handled your food and what kind of pesticides were
used! All good questions!
So, we have you convinced
at this point! Good Deal!!! Now you are asking yourself, Why,
should I plant in pottery? Good question! Well, we are here
to tell you there are many advantages to using a container to plant into
instead of planting directly into the ground. First and foremost, it's
easier. Isn't that what everyone wants to hear? Well, in this
case it's true. Everyone young and old, fit or not so fit, handicapped
or healthy can plant in containers. If you live in an apartment or high
rise, houseboat or beach house, small house or large home, everyone can plant
into a garden container.
Maybe you have a home
with tons of shade or a patio that only gets sun certain times of the
day. You can move your garden pottery around easily with a pot lifter
or a pot caddy. You get to pick the potting soil to make sure that what
you plant will be success. If you have a small, space you want to
decorate instead of a huge patio than containers are the way to go. So,
here are the basic tips.
1. Drain holes
are best for plants. Use a saucer if you need too.
2. Make sure the
pot is large enough to handle the plants root system you will be growing.
3. Do you want
terracotta clay because it breathes and is best for plants or concrete
planters for durability?
4. Lastly, have
fun and select the look, colors, finishes that best meet your needs.
Container gardening is
fun, and with a few small considerations you will have a great time for a
little effort and price!
Everyone loves secrets! Wouldn't it be exciting to create a Fairy Garden that is full of tiny secrets? Here are a few suggestions.
Take a shallow garden pot, like a low bowl or a low cylinder dish and use that as the base for the Fairy Garden. Make it as large or as small as you like. We have even seen the top of a birdbath turned into a lovely display. Filling the base with soil, is the easy part. Just make sure you use a good potting soil and not garden dirt. It's better if the container has a drain hole but not totally necessary.
Now comes the fun part. You can place a layer of green moss around the top of the soil to create a soft cushion for all the "Fairies" to lay on. Then start adding the fun stuff. We have seen miniature doll house chairs, clay pots turned upside down for furniture. Colorful glass marbles and decorative rocks. Plant mini greenery and small brightly colored flowers. Create a mystical and magical place for your fairies to come to. The possibilities are truly endless when creating something so innocent and sweet!
Children of all ages love these types of garden/pottery projects. Hide the container in a secret place in the yard or garden. Place it on the patio or outside a kitchen window where you can watch for the fairies to land. Create a playful place for kids to go to and dream about. Be sure to take photos to preserve these types of memories.
Arizona Pottery is here to help made those magical moments happen. Shop our website and find the perfect piece of pottery for the base of your Fairy garden!
Gardening with lovely pottery and wonderful children make a richly rewarding and fun experience. The bonding between generations is so educational and loving! The older generation can pass along all their gardening experiences and knowledge. That bonding time is vital to a young persons growth. All kids love to play in the dirt and with flower pots that they can fill up!
Take them to a nursery or garden center where they can walk around and look at all the plants, containers, and accessories. They them help to decide on what to plant and what to plant it in. It's the process that matters not the choices!
If your Grand kids aren't use to potting up a garden, don't be surprised. You just need to expose them to all the wonderful things that are involved in this process and they will respond. Most kids have internet experience so get them involved in looking for planters & plants on line. Let them pick items based on colors and have them touch the plants so they can choose based on feel.
For the children who don't mind bugs, be sure and talk about the bugs who are beneficial like butterflies, ladybugs, and bees. Tell them about the ones that are harmful like aphids and worms. Some kids like bugs but other not so much so be sensitive to their personal issues.
If you really want to make the process extra special, spring for a small statue or gnome. How about wind chimes and pottedgarden stakes. There are also small kids sized tools that are precious and come with a tote to haul them with.
Plan ahead, select some of the items mentioned above and have fun!