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

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

1. The right planter for every use

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

Universally applicable are a classic planter (2) and a plant box (1) . Both are also perfect for bordering individual areas, for greening otherwise laid out areas or for highlighting special plants.

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

For the balcony, we recommend the classic balcony box (4) for hanging, the balcony box (5) attached over the railing and corner and a planter box with shelf (6) .

The right planter for every application

2. Find the right planter material

In contrast to indoor planters, where any material can be used, there are a few criteria to consider for outdoor planters: For example, planters for outdoor use should not only be weather-resistant , but also stable so that wind and weather cannot harm them. In addition, the drainage of excess water from rain should be guaranteed.

Finding the right planter material

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

Wood (1) is a natural material that blends perfectly with plants. Here, too, it is important to choose weather-resistant wood for outdoor planters. Teak , which is particularly popular due to its grain and color, which changes over time, acacia, eucalyptus and bamboo are the best choices. However, wooden pots should be used more as planters , as they can start to decompose over time if they come into direct contact with the plant soil and the associated moisture, if they are not coated on the inside .

Planters made of ceramic (2) are also suitable for outdoor use as 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 furnishing expert Tips for advisors "Planters made from a stone mix or ceramic usually impress with their exciting surfaces. With a mixture of these planters, you can 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 variant is fiber-reinforced concrete . It consists of the natural materials cement, limestone powder, fibers, air and water and is 100 percent recyclable . Fiber-reinforced concrete plant pots are dyed through so that chipping or staining is not an issue. They are also frost-resistant, robust and durable . With concrete pots in shades of gray, city and country meet and create an exciting effect.

Models made of plastic (4) are available in a particularly wide range of colors and are characterized by their lightweight material - so the weight really only comes from the plant. With an outdoor plastic flower pot, 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 outdoor design planters is metal (6) , which is extremely durable and dimensionally stable . However, metal planters should preferably not be placed in direct sunlight, as they can heat up . The plant should also always be supplied with sufficient water. Here it is important to make sure there are holes in the base so that excess water can drain away and waterlogging does not occur. Alternatively, you can use saucers .

3. Outdoor design with planters

Whether planters that are large or planters that are tall - there are numerous extravagant planters that manage to showcase even simple grasses. In addition to balconies, terraces and gardens, this also enhances and invites entrances, paths and gray house walls.

Outdoor design with planters

You can find even more tips and tricks on how to design small balconies , roof terraces and outdoor kitchens in our guide articles.

4. Conclusion - what you should consider when buying a planter

  • There is a suitable planter for every use . In addition to classic flower pots and planters that can be positioned anywhere, there are also special models for attaching to windowsills or balconies.
  • While you can use any flower pot material indoors, weather resistance and stability are just as important outdoors as the ability for rainwater to drain away.
  • From versatile plastic and trendy textile to classic ceramic or solid concrete and stone - the variety of materials for designer planters at Connox is huge and each has its own advantages. Natural wood or plain metal are also particularly popular.
  • With designer planters, you have numerous options for stylishly decorating not only balconies, terraces and gardens, but also house entrances, paths and gray house walls and giving them a natural touch.
Gro planter from Kähler Design

Buy designer outdoor planters online at Connox - your advantages at a glance

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