Flower pots are often made of clay, but that does not mean that there are not stylish and attractive options for you out there to use to spruce up the rooms in your home or to make outside look brand new. Growing flowers or other plants inside of these pots is no new breakthrough or design fad, but it is effective at keeping the mess from the dirt at a minimum.
Flower pots are most commonly thought of as being that reddish color that they have been over the years, but there are more options available than that. Over the past few years plastic pots have become an affordable and non-breakable alternative, and painted clay pots are becoming popular as well.
Everyone likes a little break of difference from the norm. While colored or plastic flower pots are not going to make your whole room or home seem brand new, they are a nice accent in most homes and can become a conversational piece of you are using large ones for large plants, or simply intending to keep a lot of plant life inside of them.
Many of the ones you find today are made to be decorative for these exact purposes, though those that are smaller will not have such a large effect.
The smaller varieties that are plan can be found at any large department store that has a gardening department. These usually range within the two to seven dollar range, depending on the exact size and the store.
The decorative varieties are most often found at craft stores and stores that specialize in gardening supplies. The price for these pots are often at least twice that of the plain styles — this is especially true for those that are very extravagant. The large and very detailed pots can be thirty dollars or more.
The whole point of these pots is to have a container to safely hold the plant and the dirt, as well as have a small water reservoir in the bottom. Many of the plain plastic pots will have a small plate at the bottom that is attached or separate, and this is sold with the pot itself.
Sometimes the clay variety will be sold separately from the reservoir plate. The large and decorative styles often have the reservoir built into the bottom of the pot, making it something that does not need to be worried about.
Growing your favorite plants and flowers in a pot is much different from doing so straight in the ground, but it is the only real option for growing indoors.
Flower pots come in a whole range of styles and materials, and choosing the type for you will come down to whether or not you want to spend a lot or have a pot as a part of the plant presentation.