A good outdoor pot keeps your plants healthy and gives your garden, balcony or patio a personal touch! At Jones garden centre we have a new range of outdoor pots available to view, buy and collect in store now! Have a look in our webshop below or come visit our garden centre in Donabate, where our plant experts are available for any questions you might have.
Practical Outdoor Pots
Outdoor Pots, containers and tubs overflowing with flowers add appeal to any garden, but outdoor pots can serve a practical purpose too. Container gardening is ideal for those with little or no garden space. In addition to growing flowers in full ground, gardeners limited to a balcony, small yard, or only a patch of sun on their pattio can produce a wide variety of vegetable crops in containers. Basil, chives, thyme, and other herbs also are quite happy growing in outdoor pots, which can be set in a convenient spot right outside the kitchen door.
What are the best materials for plant pots, and how do I choose the right size?
When it comes to choosing the right material for your plant pots, various options are available, each with its own advantages. Here are a few popular choices:
- Terracotta: Terracotta pots are timeless classics that provide excellent breathability and drainage for plants. They are ideal for herbs and Mediterranean plants that prefer drier conditions.
- Ceramic: Ceramic pots are known for their vibrant colors and intricate designs. They retain moisture well, making them suitable for plants that require consistent hydration.
- Plastic: Lightweight and affordable, plastic pots are a practical choice for many gardeners. They come in a wide range of sizes and styles, making them suitable for various plant types.
- Fiberglass: Fiberglass pots offer durability and versatility. They can mimic the look of natural materials like stone or terracotta while being lightweight and resistant to weathering.
Choosing the right size for your plant pots depends on the type of plant you want to grow. Generally, select a pot that allows enough room for the plant's roots to grow without being excessively cramped. Consider the mature size of the plant and choose a pot that provides adequate space for both the roots and the foliage. If you're uncertain, opt for a slightly larger pot to accommodate future growth.
Grow flowers and plants in outdoor pots to brighten up your outdoor space
Outdoor pots also add versatility to gardens large and small. Plants lend instant color, provide a focal point in the garden, or tie in the architecture of your house to the garden. Place them on the ground or on a pedestal, hang them from your porch or mount them on a windowsill. A pair of matching outdoor pots on either side of the front walk serves as a welcoming decoration, while outdoor pots with lush flowers on a deck or patio can add color and ambiance to your outdoor sitting area.
You can use single, large Terra cotta pots for outdoor decoration, but also consider arranging groups of pots, both small and large, on stairways, terraces, or anywhere in the garden. Clusters of pots can contain a collection of favorite plants or they may feature annuals, dwarf evergreens, perennials, or any other plants you'd like to try. Through planters and square frame planters offer even more ways to add instant color and appeal.
Outdoor pots at Jones Garden Centre in Donabate
A Jones garden centre we have a wide range of outdoor pots to choose from. You’ll most likely find outdoor pots made of various materials, colors, sizes and styles to match any style of garden, balcony or pattio. To ensure you select the best pot for your herbs, flowers or other outdoor plants, it’s always best to find out what the plant needs and how big the pot or planter needs to be. This also helps in choosing the best material, size, and style to ensure problem-free and vigorous growth. If you need help with this, don't hessitate to ask our qualified staff to give you a hand! If you are planning on purchasing your outdoor pot in our webshop and want some advice, just give us a call!