Containers for plants
There are infinite types of containers for plants. From those intended for interiors to those suitable for balconies and gardens, from classic ones to those in style with a modern design, from bright ones to those suitable for the cultivation of a small apartment garden. In short, there really is something for everyone. If it is true, however, that the great variety of containers for plants is able to interpret and satisfy various tastes and needs, it is also true that the container by now for everyone, designers, producers and consumers, is a piece of furniture and not only the material housing of a plant. Aesthetics and functionality, in this object, have become inseparable, testimony of a philosophy of living environments aimed at seeking beauty and harmony of the elements.
But let's move on to an overview as complete as possible of the various types of containers and the uses that can be made of them, also taking into account a series of innovations and ideas.
To choose the right container for our plant we must first decide whether it will be placed in an outdoor environment or at home. In this sense, technology and innovation offer different products, more resistant in the first case.
Outdoors, in gardens, balconies, terraces, in public places, restaurants, etc., the planter, together with the vases, is certainly the best known solution. With the rear grill it is particularly suitable for climbing plants or to create dividers. There are also planters with bench, planters for terraces and planters for pergola and gazebo. Corner planters with grating, suitable for being placed against the wall in a terrace. With 2 or 4 corner planters you can create very special decorations. And then the classic rectangular or square planters, very capacious, particularly suitable for bulky or heavy plants and flowers.
There are many variations of this type of container for outdoor use in terms of shape and placement methods. As in the case of the hanging basket, ideal for falling plants such as ivy or geraniums. Usually you buy it already assembled and complete with rope for fixing. These variants of planters are the result of an innovative design project that allows you to exploit spaces with creative solutions. Solid but light at the same time thanks to the use of pine wood, they are treated with products that allow them to resist the wear and tear of atmospheric agents. They have a plastic interior that allows them to also be used for hydroculture plants. Particularly resistant and functional are those in stainless steel, simple or satin, unalterable material over time. In addition to the internal plastic pot, they are equipped with a underplate or, for maximum efficiency, also with a water reserve system and level indicator that allow you to plant the plant directly in the planter.
The new generation planters are available in a wide range of materials: from lacquered wood, briar, walnut, metals such as stainless steel or painted, up to stone and marble. Particularly those with modular slats, arranged horizontally, whose thickness gives an important but at the same time minimalist appearance. Or the conical, pyramidal, tube or galvanized ones.
Among the novelties for outdoor environments and for balconies and terraces of apartments comes the eco-textile vase, a sort of sack suitable for hosting plants and seeds for fans of small urban gardens. A real vase, which can have the most varied shapes and sizes, made of geotextile fabric which, allowing excellent circulation of air and water inside it, facilitates the development of seeds and the production of vegetables. It is also lightweight, UV resistant and can hold up to 100 liters of soil. The more advanced models are also equipped with a 6-liter tank for balanced and constant irrigation or with a non-woven and expanded clay mat to facilitate the administration and constant absorption of water and the planting of seeds. In short, the real revolution of apartment cultivation that allows everyone to create a vegetable garden even on a balcony.
Naturally, in addition to the planters, the companies and designers have created a whole series of vases and containers for the exteriors that share aesthetic research and innovation. From traditional round shapes to modern ones, which amaze with their refined geometries, thanks to the choice of a versatile material such as plastic, these vases are ideal for customizing any environment and for creating well-structured corners. The advice is to verify that they are made with a rotational system and treated with non-toxic and recyclable resins that guarantee resistance to bad weather and violent shocks.
At home, the vase is transformed into a sculpture in the shapes and proportions and becomes a scenography. In the interiors in particular, it is designed not only to be functional but above all to capture attention and complete the house in line with the style of the furniture. The containers for plants of this type are truly infinite in colors, shapes and lines.
There are those that reproduce trunks, leaves and elements of nature, created to harmonize the container with the content with irony. Usually these vases are handmade, with variations that make them unique. Or the artistic vases such as those in blown glass, all slightly different from each other.
The vases with lamps are very trendy. They are used for both interiors and exteriors. They are very versatile for their minimal style, because they represent a valid solution to the lighting requirements typical of modern environments and are the most innovative alternative to classic garden objects. The vase is made of polyethylene, with an energy saving light bulb. The bright cubic model is very fashionable. The vases with an elongated design are elegant and highly suggestive, the main feature of which is that they reach considerable heights, managing to bring the plants to a different optical plane than usual and therefore representing, first of all, a typically contemporary piece of furniture. More recent and even less widespread are composites, that is combinations of at least two or three vases of specular or in any case different shapes that form a whole only when they are broken down. these vases often come together and, like a puzzle, eventually form a single large piece. In some cases, on the contrary, their peculiarity consists in being each independent from the other but a fundamental part of a real visual and emotional project. Often these containers recall in their shapes elements of nature such as branches, floating leaves, bubbles, algae or aquatic elements and have the particularity of adapting very well to Zen, Ayurvedic environments, and in general inspired by nature and in the search for harmony and well-being. The containers in colored ceramic or with traditional and typical inserts of the place that produces them are of great charm. Very elegant and particularly suitable also as objects to give on important occasions, the silver and gold vases combined with white or black, usually large and of great aesthetic impact.
Plant Containers: Costs and Online Companies
These containers, along with handmade or blown glass ones, are among the most expensive. Studio SLIDE and SERRALUNGA are among the companies specialized in the realization of this product. Information on models and costs can be found on the companies' websites.
Always make sure, before purchasing, that the quality of these objects is good because due to the stresses they are subjected to, especially in outdoor environments, they can be damaged and compromised at the first crack. On gardenshop.it, on trovaprezzo.it and on various other online shopping sites it is possible to find a lot of information on features and materials, proposals for every style and need and compare prices.