Creative Garden Ideas Using “Pot Plants”

Want to make your house look extra warm and homey without spending too much? Try adorning it with pot plants or planter boxes. These living ornaments can surely liven up your home while providing you with oxygen and style.

Screen-Shot-2015-05-05-at-20.58.59First off, you need to determine which part of your house you want to beautify. Do you want your front porch filled with an array of cute pots filled with bright and yellow flowers? Or your bare walls decorated with cool blue and purple colors? Your eyes (or another person’s if you don’t trust yours) are the judge. Just don’t overdo it. You don’t want your house looking like a jungle.

DIY-tin-plantersNow, you have a location on where to place the plants. The next thing to consider is what types of flowers to use. There are three kinds of flowers for container gardening design; namely, thrillers, fillers, and spillers. Thrillers such as salvias and dahlias are big plants that are eye-catching – they serve as the centerpiece of the arrangement. Fillers like begonias, petunias, and lantanas are rounded, medium-sized plants that ‘fill’ the space around the thrillers and enhance them. Lastly, spillers like ivies and calibrachoas give a sense of volume to the whole display.

Finally, the containers where the plants are to be placed are crucial to the design. Freestanding containers, for example, are good for porch display while hanging pots are suitable for wall exhibits. You can choose from an array of traditional clay to galvanized metal pots that would fit the specific theme you want to have. If you’re on a tight budget, you can recycle unused bottles, wheelbarrows, or even old toys!

With what was mentioned, you’ll be having a beautiful, eco-friendly home in no time. Don’t forget to regularly show them some love with water and sunlight!