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Design outdoor planters - how to find the right model for your home

  1. The right planter for every use
  2. The right material
  3. Outdoor design with planters
  4. Conclusion

1. The right planter for every application

Whether indoors, on the balcony or in the garden - there are suitable planters for every use, so you can plant any area you want:

Universal here are a classic planter (2) as well as a plant box (1). Both are also perfect for delimiting individual areas, for planting greenery in otherwise laid out areas or for highlighting special plants.

Especially suitable for the windowsill outside is a windowsill balcony box (3), which can be attached at each end.

For the balcony, in addition to the classic balcony box (4) for hanging, we also recommend the balcony box (5), which is fastened over the railing and corner, and a planter box with shelf (6).

The right planter for every application
1. planter box: Jan Kurtz - Minigarden planter box | 2. planter box: Connox Collection - Flowerpot with saucer | 3. Windowsill planter box: rephorm - windowgreen | 4. Balcony box: ferm Living - Bau Balcony Box | 5. Railing planter box: rephorm - Eckling planter box | 6. Planter box with shelf: fermob - Terrazza planter box

2. Finding the right planter material

Unlike indoor planters, where any material can be used, there are a few criteria to consider with outdoor planters: For example, outdoor planters should not only be weatherproof, but also stable, so that wind and weather cannot harm them. In addition, the leakage of excess water due to rain should be guaranteed.

Finding the right planter material

Flower pots therefore come in a wide variety of materials, with each material having its own merits:

Wood (1) is a natural material that blends perfectly with plants. Again, for outdoor planters, it is important to choose weather-resistant wood. In this regard, teak, which is particularly popular due to its grain and color that changes over time, acacia, eucalyptus and bamboo are the best choices. Wooden planters, however, should rather be used as planters, as they can start to decompose over time with direct contact with the plant soil and the associated moisture, if they are not coated on the inside.

Well suited outdoor planters are also those made of ceramics (2), because they are particularly hard-wearing and durable. The most common materials are earthenware and terracotta , which is available glazed and raw. In their raw state, i.e. unglazed, these materials have the advantage of being breathable and moisture-regulating.

Viktoria interior design expert tips for advisors "Planters made of a mixture of stones or ceramics usually impress with exciting surfaces. So, with a mixture of such planters, you manage to effortlessly add a Mediterranean flair to any outdoor area." - Viktoria, interior design expert

Pots made of concrete or stone (3) are also breathable and moisture-regulating. The preferred option is fiber reinforced concrete. It is made of the natural materials cement, limestone powder, fibers, air and water and is 100 percent recyclable. Fiber-reinforced concrete plant pots are solid-colored, so chipping or staining is not an issue. They are also frost resistant, sturdy and durable. With concrete pots in shades of grey, city and country meet to create an exciting effect.

Models made of plastic (4) are available in a particularly wide range of colours and are characterised by their lightweight material - so the weight really only comes from the plant. With an outdoor flower pot made of plastic, it is important that the plastic is suitable for outdoor use, as plastic can become porous and break when it freezes.

Planters made of textile or fabric (5) are the new trend. They are usually made of 100 % recyclable geotextile, are breathable, UV resistant and frost resistant. They also have the advantage of being very light and easy to store without a plant.

Another material for design planters outside is metal (6), which is extremely durable and dimensionally stable. However, metal planters should preferably not be placed in full sun as they can heat up. Likewise, the plant should always be supplied with sufficient water. Here it is important to pay attention to holes in the ground so that excess water can drain off and no waterlogging occurs. Alternatively, you can use saucers.

3. Outdoor design with planters

Whether planters that are tall or planters that are tall - there are numerous extravagant planters that manage to set the scene for even plain grasses. Thus, in addition to balconies, terraces and gardens, house entrances, paths and grey house walls are upgraded and made inviting.

Outdoor design with planters

4. Conclusion - what you should consider when buying a plant pot

  • There is a suitable planter for every use. In addition to classic flower tubs and planters that can be positioned anywhere, there are also special models for mounting on windowsills or balconies.
  • While you can use any flower pot material indoors, a weather resistance and stability are just as crucial for outdoors as the ability for rainwater to drain away.
  • From versatile plastic to trend-safe textile to classic ceramic or solid concrete and stone - the variety of materials for design planters at Connox is large and each has its own advantages. Natural wood or plain metal are also particularly popular.
  • With design planters you have numerous possibilities to decorate not only balconies, terraces and gardens, but also house entrances, paths and grey house walls stylishly and give them a natural touch.

Design outdoor planters buy online at Connox - your advantages at a glance

Shopping advice at Connox

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