Garden Planters & Urns

Settle your plants in a decorative container garden

You don't have to have a backyard to have a garden - with a few attractive statues, planters and urns, you can turn your balcony or deck into a green paradise.

Planters are a blanket term for any plant holder or pot. Urns are traditionally shaped, deep containers with a base that are normally ornately carved or molded. Planters are easily moved around, being made of terra cotta, resin or earth; urns are made of stone or brass and tend to be heavier and more permanent. Sometimes a sculpture will include a planter or fountains attached to it.

These pots come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and have all sorts of decorations to create any theme you wish in a garden. They tend to cost between $10 and $500, depending on size and medium. They're great for people who don't want to or can't kneel beside a flowerbed and often add to a deck, porch or balcony. You can even use a window box planter to display a riot of color outside your windows. Children can learn about gardening and tend their own starter garden in a planter. Many people use container gardens to grow their own herbs or start a colony of cacti. They really add to the beauty of a property.

Cedar planters are great for any plants you want to grow. They can be built into an existing deck or attached to a bench for a relaxing spot amongst the leaves. Other planters are made of terra cotta, which is great for plants that live in a warm climate, because terra cotta absorbs water. Smaller planters can be hung from wall-mounted hooks, which can really dress up a front porch or gazebo, or from freestanding plant hangers in your yard or garden. Your local garden center will give you guidance on what plants to choose for your container garden and how to set the planter up for the best results.

If you are planning to leave your planters outside in the winter, you may want to buy a container made of stone or cement, because other materials will crack in extreme temperatures. Make sure to remove any saucers that may sit under the planter because water will gather there and freeze, cracking the saucer and leaving it useless for the coming spring season. Proper care of garden statues will ensure that your planters and statues won't suffer in North America 's rough elements.

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