Planters Accent Your Home and Garden

The right planter in the right setting brings style, function and beauty to any indoor room or outdoor location. Planters can be used as a unique focal point or a graceful accent in any garden, patio, porch or room. The secret is finding the perfect planter – one that reflects the owner’s personality and surroundings while maintaining lasting durability. 

Planters come in a large variety of shapes, sizes, designs, materials and price points, which makes some planters a better choice than others. In today’s market, the unlimited assortment can also create unlimited indecision. Knowing a few useful tips can simplify the decision-making process and help consumers purchase plantersthat will bring years of pleasure. 

Considerations Before Purchasing A Planter   

o Location (shade, sun, extreme weather)                                                                                        

o Maneuverability                                                                                                             

o Size, Shape, Style, Color, Finish, Texture                                                            

o Drainage Hole and/or Self-Watering Options                                                                     

o Durability & Longevity                                                                                                     

o Artistic/Decorative Impact                                                                                               

o Reflect Personality of Owner/Home/Surroundings                                                                                                  

o Materials (Learn the advantages and disadvantages of planter materials such as clay, terracotta, concrete, metal, wood, resin, fiberglass, etc.)                                                                                                                

o Storage Concerns

A great way to get started is to purchase a matching set of various sized planters ranging from three, five or seven in total. Five containers used in a corner of a patio will help define your entertainment space. This grouped planter display can provide privacy and help tie in your overall outdoor living area. Don’t be afraid of using bright and vivid containers such as oranges, iridescent blues and reds. These colors can help liven up outdoor spaces.

Combining plants is a fun part of container gardening. Try mixing and matching different plants such as annuals, tropicals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vines and vegetables. Before planting, arrange the new plants in or around your container while they are still in their small pots to see how they fit best. A good rule of thumb is to plant the tallest upright foliage plant in the center. Next, plant the shorter and more compact flowering plant to the side of the center, near the edge of the planter. Leave enough space between these plants to allow for growth. Finally, place plants with trailing or semi-trailing growth habits around the planters’ outer edges leaving enough space for adequate spreading and trailing.

A word of caution: Also remove new plants from their nursery pots with care. Never remove them by pulling on their tender stems. Gently loosen or untangle the bottom inch of each plant’s roots before carefully spreading them out in your planter. This helps give young plants a better start. Additional potting mix can be added to ensure the soil covers the roots of each plant. When your planting is finished, the soil should be at least an inch below the rim of the container.

Gardening with planters is a great way for beginning and experienced gardeners to dig into the botanical world. And best of all, you can take your planter garden with you when you move.

The Fine Art of Bonsai: Beautiful and Unique Decor

The bonsai is a very delicate plant; bonsai can be shaped and molded into any for you want, most people use wire and gently let the tree grow and shape itself according to the will of the gardener. Bonsai are a rare and stunning addition to any home, patio, garden or yard. And the bonsai can be long lasting if it is well cared for.

If you are looking for a new gift idea, one that no one else is likely to have–check out the many kinds of bonsai trees available on the market. Especially for a housewarming present or any other present–and of course, as a gift for yourself if you want this elegant look that only bonsai can create in your own home.

The art of bonsai originated in Asia many centuries ago, the literal translation of the Japanese, means “tray planting”. As most gardening, growing bonsai is a truly artistic endeavor, there must be a similarity, or striking appropriateness of the pot in which you plant your bonsai. The tree must compliment the pot as the pot compliments the tree. Of course, as I mentioned before, the tree is then shaped. In fact, the tree, if not shaped by the gardener, will not live long and will grow, surprisingly enough, looking unlike a tree. Each branch and limb of a bonsai tree is shaped or clipped and molded into the perfect design.

Bonsai is the fine art of dwarfing trees and other kinds of plants to create a picturesque shape, when trained using the proper growing methods.

A successfully well-designed and well-maintained bonsai is a delicacy among the gardening arts. It is an ancient horticultural phenomenon and a perfect gift for any dedicated gardener you may know. And the bonsai make a lovely addition to any home, garden, patio, yard, office etc. It will be an impressive part of the overall look of your d├ęcor, as well as a unique touch that is certain to draw the eye and be the center of attention.

Creative Bedroom Designs – Top Ideas to Decorate Your Bedroom in Style

There are many ways to decorate your bedroom with a wide variety of bedroom designs, however many people simply choose the typical boring bog-standard layout for their room. We spend so much time in this room that we should make it look more comfortable and better looking. Afterall we do spend around a third of our entire lives here!

For example take the flooring. You can get some creative bedroom flooring designs that will really transform your sleeping quarters. You can easily use some floor pillows that add that extra pfiff to the room. They are quite fluffy and soft to the touch as well.

Also you can add a few nice paintings on the wall or some various other types of wall decorations and wall art elements that will refresh your room style right way. And you don’t even need to spend a fortune in decorating the bedroom the right way.

Depending on the colors you use for your walls, you can change and accentuate the bedding colors using some bed covers that are fully in tandem with the current season or with the latest styles. After-all bedsheets and bed covers are very easy to change and one can never have too many of them around.

Using Feng Shui is another great idea to spruce up your bedroom. Using simplistic designs that touch the heart and soul are a natural way to obtain a cozy, harmonious and comfortable feeling in the sleeping quarters. Basically using Feng Shui, which is an ancient Chinese art, you can position various objects in the room in a way that will achieve desired personal results.

So if you think that bedroom is all about arranging your bed with the pillows and covers on it, you are wrong. There are so many things you can add to the room to enhance its appeal and make it more cozy and inviting. For example you can use gentle lighting that comes from table lamps that will give the optimal balance of light and shadow to the room in the evening. You can also use some beautiful and cozy carpets and rugs that are soft to the touch of your feet and give you a great feeling when walking on them after waking up in the morning.

Each person can think of a wide variety of ways to enhance the appearance and appeal of their bedroom and make it unique to their personalty and style. And it doesn’t even have to cost an arm and a leg. With just a little creativity you can make your bedroom a really stylish room in a short time.