An atmosphere of well-being is created when vessels, accessories and plants complement each other perfectly. How about rural charm, classic elegance or Mediterranean flair on the terrace, on the balcony or even on the windowsill ?! We will show you beautiful compositions that will liven up your home. Suitable for the season!
Cottage style potted garden
Decoration: Wooden garden benches and chairs, checkered tablecloths and flowery seat cushions are quick-change artists for the country look. Trellises made of willow rods and zinc watering cans underline the rustic touch, as do old carts and barrels from the flea market. The last ones are very suitable as plant containers, for example for the beautiful onion and spring flowers.
Vessels: Zinc tubs and buckets are ideal as stylish planters. However, you should drill a hole in the ground so that excess water can drain away. Natural baskets can be used as decorative planters. Glazed ceramics complement the overall picture with motifs and color compositions that match the region.
Plants: Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus), marigold (Calendula), Mary’s bellflower (Campanula medium), strawberry (Fragaria), fuchsia (Fuchsia), lettuce (Lactuca sativa), king moth (Plectranthus), marigold (Tagetes erecta), nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus )
Decoration: The colors of furniture and accessories are concentrated in a few tones. White and dark green, silvery gray and noble beige tones are appropriate and reserved. Classic shapes, such as vases and balls, provide great eye-catchers, similar to a sundial or a garden figure.
Vessels: Individual large pots made of lead or iron, sandstone or sandstone cast determine the classic arrangement. In the case of stone pots, you should make sure that the plants are not too moist. Stone vessels that are outdoors must be frost-resistant.
Plants: shrub marguerite (Argyranthemum frutescens), boxwood (Buxus sempervirens), carpet bellflower (Campanula portenschlagiana), ivy (Hedera), laurel (Laurus nobilis), verbena (Verbena officinalis), hornbill (Viola cornuta).
Just like on the Mediterranean
Decoration: Light wicker furniture, possibly in combination with wrought iron, is reminiscent of the relaxed life in the south. Wall fountains made of clay, a small mosaic, a parasol covered with white canvas or a lantern with a roof round off the Mediterranean dream.
Vessels: Clay buckets and pots in all variations can be found everywhere on the Mediterranean coast. If you want to leave the pots outdoors in winter, you should make sure that they are frost-hardy. In many countries you can find glazed clay pots, such as vases from Provence in olive green or burgundy red.
Plants: triple flower (Bougainvillea), dwarf palm (Chamaerops humilis), sea lavender (Limonium), oleander (Nerium oleander), olive (Olea europaea), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis).
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