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All Around Garden Pottery Tips


Today we are going to just put together a bunch of garden planter tips that we have come across over the years.  Pick and choose the ones that fit your needs. We just hope you find some that are useful. 
Freestanding planters on stairs.  Whether on the front porch or back patio, where ever you have stairs group your garden containers together, try mixing sizes, but keep the plant materials similar.  When placed side by side all colors with intensify.

Hanging wall planters are a natural way to decorate a bare wall on your patio or in the garden.  Always end by filling the outside edge with trailing ivy. As it grows down out of the planter it adds texture and beauty.

A tabletop planter doesn't have to be anything more than a clay pot bursting with colorful flowers to add so much to the whole conversation/eating area.  Mix up the colors for interest.

Entryway planters can be tall and stately spilling over with flowers or evergreens. We really like topiary here where they look like they are flanking your doorway for a class yet traditional look.

Fireplace mantles can handle many different kinds of containers.  A traditional window box is perfect because they are narrow and wide and can be filled with all kinds of plant materials.  How about an outside fireplace?  Don't leave them empty. Place decorative containers on each end for a finished look.

Garden urns come in many sizes. Small urns are perfect on a fireplace and larger urns flanking an entryway. But we love them tucked into a garden where they create a traditional English garden vibe.  They can be displayed empty like a piece of garden art.

Color planters are best when you need a burst of brightness.  Desert landscapes really need a colorful planter and plant materials.  All green landscape can use a pop of color and mountain natural-scapes can use some colorful garden pottery to break up the repeatitive look.

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Post Last Updated: 8/28/2023 3:03:33 PM 

Orchids at Home


Blooming orchids looks like it would be a super hard project but it's not all that you would think and much easier if you follow a few great tips. For the best success choose the right one for your conditions and the watch them grow!

It's hard not to just pick the one potted orchid that you think will look the nicest.  But, it's better to take into consideration the conditions your home has to offer.  Light, temperature, humidity, and more.  Of course, you need to pick a great container to compliment the stunning beautiful orchid.

Keep in mind that they will need re-potting so while you may want to spend big bucks on a beautiful flowerpot maybe hold back a bit.  Clay pottery is still the most recommended because it breathes and is the healthiest for strong root systems.  However, you can use other pots but just make sure you follow some of the tips below.

Light is the most important variable since most orchids prefer high light and streaming direct sunshine.  Some varieties grow in med light which means bright but not direct sunshine.  While others will grow in med low light you will need to have northern exposure to help with reflective light properties.

Temps should be cool, warm and humid if possible.  Make sure you select the correct one.  We all know orchids are considered tropical so grouping them together or placing them on a saucer with stones on it to support the roots up out of the standing water. As the water evaporates it acts like a humidifier for the potted orchids.

Water is tricky because most of what you pour on the orchid runs out the bottom of the pots.  It's best to submerge the pot in a bucket of water for 10 mins so that the mix can absorb as much water as possible.  Using a clay pot will help keep the mix moist.  Fertilizing is easy since most aren't heavy feeders.  But try to delivery fertilized water at least once a month.

What's the easiest potted orchid to grow?  Moth Orchids.  The blooms last for months once they bloom but these will re-bloom.  Care for your potted orchids and they will continue to amaze you with their beauty.

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Post Last Updated: 8/28/2023 3:04:03 PM 

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