Once you’ve selected your arrangement of annuals, perennials, tropicals, you need a home for your plants that will accentuate their beauty and seamlessly blend with the rest of your space’s décor. Our selection of hand-crafted pots may be the perfect solution for your plants. Selecting the proper size pot, allowing for drainage, and caring for your plants once you’ve transferred them are all important steps in maximizing the health of your blooms.
Standard containers range from 10-30 inches. It is important to select the right size pot based on what you are planting to allow ample space and leave room for the roots to grow. A good rule of thumb is to buy a pot with a diameter that’s at least one inch wider than the diameter of your plant’s root mass. Herbs, succulents, and flowers are able to thrive in pots on the smaller end, while vegetables, shrubs, and trees require pots that are larger in diameter.
Our selection of pots have holes providing proper drainage as this is an important part of maintaining plant health when container gardening. Plants in pots without drainage holes are prone to becoming overwatered. Even if the soil surface appears dry, the soil at the bottom of the pot may be sopping wet. When watering, be sure to reach the entire root zone. A good rule of thumb is to water until you see drainage coming out of the holes, but the amount needed will vary based on pot size.
- Sun exposure- Check your plant label or packet for sun exposure instructions. Most plants range from:
- Full Sun- Between 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day
- Partial Sun- Between 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day
- Shade- Less than 4 hours of direct sunlight, with filtered sunlight the rest of the day
- Fertilizer- Fertilizer provides essential nutrients to keep plants healthy and blooming. Apply fertilizer when first planting and 2-3 times throughout the growing season depending on the plant and pot size and according to the package instructions.
- Repotting– Over the course of their lifetime some plants may need to be repotted. If you see roots poking out of the drainage holes that is usually an indication that your bloom has outgrown its home. When repotting, size up your pot roughly 2 inches, gently loosen the roots, and replant with fresh soil.
Speak with one of our garden experts about proper care for your specific plants before taking them home.
Each pot is as unique and beautiful as the garden it accents. This is why we have the largest local selection of a combination of locally crafted and imported pottery from all over the world for you to select from. Work with our gardening team to design custom planters that will bloom throughout the year.