35% of people in the United States have decided to get a green thumb and start growing their food.
It's a noble thing to want to grow your garden, but the task can seem incredibly overwhelming if you've never done it before. There's plenty to consider, such as what foods to grow, the climate you live in, and where your garden will be.
You also might want to consider using plastic garden urns to grow your plants.
But wait...isn't plastic dangerous? Why would you want to grow a garden using plastic?
In this article, we will explore why using plastic urns might be an economical and wise choice for your home garden.
What Are Plastic Urns?
In a nutshell, plastic garden urns are simply plastic plant pots that are used to grow a variety of foliage.
The urn holds the plant or garden and makes a beautiful statement in your garden, deck, front porch, or anywhere in your home.
Available in different colors and styles, there's something that fits everyone's decor, whether they're a novice or a skilled gardener.
What to Look For in An Urn
Before you run out and buy a planter, there are a few things you need to consider.
First, what are you trying to grow and how large will it get? Knowing this means you can choose a planter that will cater to the needs of the plant, making it less likely that you'll have to re-pot once it begins to outgrow the urn.
Are you growing something small like herbs? A small plastic urn is a perfect choice and will fit neatly on your deck or porch.
Think about your space. Do you have a large or small space for your plant? Will it get enough sunlight indoors or be outside? Our traditional urns can hold up to UV rays and unpleasant weather conditions.
Look at your budget to see how much you have to spend. Planters can become pricey if you're not careful, but plastic urns are usually more economical.
Another benefit is that they're easy to move. Urns or planters that are made of concrete or other materials tend to be heavy and difficult to move if needed. Plastic is lighter and easier to work with.
However, just because they're lighter doesn't mean they will break! Plastic urns can be sturdy and steady.
When you plant pots, you want to make sure that the water drains correctly, otherwise, you run the risk of rotting roots. Plastic urns are an ideal option for efficient draining to keep your plants healthy and strong.
Plants to Grow
A plastic urn creates a statement wherever you put it, but what types of plants look best?
Here are some suggestions on the types of plants that grow well in plastic urns.
Small trees like a boxwood would be a perfect fit for an urn. They grow slowly so it would give you plenty of gardening practice!
Growing herbs in the home is a popular practice, and any types of herbs look wonderful in an urn.
Ferns are the classic houseplant and look great in urns due to their lush appearance. They fill the top of the urn and display a lovely, traditional look.
Any kind of plant that is shrub-like will do for a plastic urn, especially if you're not into plant placement or decorating. Despite their simplicity, shrubs look great in a plastic urn and brighten up space.
Fairy gardens are all the rage, and if you have little ones (or if you love fairies yourself!) using an urn for a fairy garden is a perfect choice, especially if you're not a gardener! Paired with an urn's traditional appeal and the whimsical look of the fairy garden, this combination is truly eye-catching.
How to Plant in Your Urn
Planting can be intimidating for some people, especially with an urn's unique shape.
But there's a simple planters rule that makes it easy to fill the urn and create a beautiful arrangement. It's called, thrill, fill, and spill and it's simple to follow.
First, the 'thrill'. You want to choose a plant that's going to be the highlight of the urn. Usually, it's the tallest plant but can also be the most colorful.
Second is the 'fill'. The purpose of the fill plant is to cover the top of the urn, so these plants should be smaller to medium in size. As long as they don't compete with the tallest plant, you can choose any color or size, but leave some room for the last plant.
In the last portion, the 'spill' means that these smaller plants should 'spill' out of the front of the urn, similar to a vine or how a waterfall looks. These plants bring the whole collection together.
When you're choosing your plants, make sure they all need the same amount of sun and water, otherwise, they won't grow well.
Ready to Plant Your Garden?
Planting a garden with your plastic urn can be a fulfilling experience as you get in touch with the earth. Once you decide which urns to use, there are countless ways to bring a bit of life to your home.
Are you looking for a plastic garden urn to finish your garden? Check out our selection and see how these stunning urns can bring a lovely touch to your space!
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