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Article from the 2015-03-12, of Anja Beckmann
Green thumbs are required today – it is “plant a flower day”. The astronomic spring starts in one week and the first flowers already flourish. Banish the last piece of winter from your home and fill it with freshness and happiness by means of using flours. Before you start, let us show you our most beautiful herbs pots and flowerpots.
The Danish manufacturer Eva Solo presents a herb pot with which plants care for themselves. Under the ceramic pot there is another container made of glass, which is filled with water. Both pots are connected by nylon threads. This artificial roots suction the water into the top pot, which results in balanced humid soil. This means that your plants will also be watered when you are abroad.
The orchids pot, which is also made by Eva Solo, is as well self-watering. The coaster is watered by means of the hole at the outside of it. The water reservoir is also connected with nylon threads, like the herb pot. The flowerpot is made of ceramic and it convinces with the round, organic shapes.
Simple and rustic is how it appears, the flowerpot by Hay. The Danish company produces the flowerpot out of polystone, a kind of plastic which is water-repellent and resistant against weather influences and scratches. The special material looks as if the flowerpot was made of polished stone. Just because it can be used without compromising wherever you want – and it belongs to the affordable sort of flowerpots.
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You want to let flowers grow? The Grow mini greenhouse from Design House Stockholm will make it easy to start. The glass flowerpot with the seedlings is covered by a glass copula. This one can be used as watering can as well because of the small pourer at the edge. The mini greenhouse belongs to the softer, nobler flowerpots.
If you prefer playful design, you will kike the Log & Squirrel flowerpot. This one looks like a log and it hides a squirrel. It shows how much water is in the pot: If the water is going to be emptied, the small squirrel will appear.
Authentics developed an innovative planting system with the Urban Garden planting bag S3. The planting bag holds three different plants fixed on a metal support, to be organized next to each other in a queue or in a circle.
The ensemble is suitable to be placed on the windowsill or on the table as decorative flowerpot or herb pot. The planting bags of the French designer Patrick Nadeau is made of textile material, using the advantages of hydro culture mixed with common earth planting – chapeau!
The Pot by Bloom is oversized. It offers a lot of space for big plants or plant groups. The low weight and the weatherproof material are ideal to use the pot outside and to change its place often. The specialty: The pot is also available with light. The oversized flowerpot is nearly invisible and it is responsible for a very special atmosphere when it is illuminated. But don’t worry; the electric part is protected from water.
An „unusual“ flowerpot is the hanging Pot Accroché. It is possible to put plants into bags with it. The French manufacturer wanted to make it possible to install plants on very small balconies. The designer Godefroy de Virieu and the landscape gardeners Louis de Fleurieu and Virgile Desurmont therefore created a collection of planting bags that are made of 100% recyclable geo-textiles which are breathable and waterproof as well as UV-resistant and frost-resistant.
The designer Jörg Brachmann created a product, which was made for a little flower bed in a small place – like balconies – with the vertical garden by urbanature. Plant your flowers in flowerpots installed in different levels, with the "vertical Garten".
It is a frame of oiled, durable oak wood which keeps the planting pots on top of each other. The construction is similar to an accordion and it is foldable when the winter season begins, in order to be stored without the need of much space. If it is unfolded again, the frame looks like crosses. This kind of connection is responsible for the stability of the object. The space saving constriction of the wooden frame is easily transported into the kitchen if it gets cold outside.