At Inspirations Florist, we pride ourselves in our knowledge and expertise of floral arrangements, bouquets and various decorations. However, having green fingertips means that we also love many different types of plants and vegetation both outside the house in the garden, and indoors. And the best way to merge this outside/ inside line is with a potted plant. Our potted orchid is a top-seller because of its long-life and aesthetic appeal, and we feel that other potted plants can recreate this same attraction irrespective of whether they are big, small, succulents, trees, or flowers. They can also work inside and out, decorating a deck with a homely touch, or bringing nature and vitality to your home.
Some beautiful plants and shrubs that grow freely from the soil often require a solid support to tether to. However, potted plants can be used where planted flowers or shrubbery cannot grow well. This is why potted plants make perfect gifts for anyone who doesn’t have your stereotypical white picket fence and suburban home. In an urban environment, when one can often only afford two square metre slab of concrete as the outside space to their home, potted plants give your home the extra personality that is sufficient to guarantee a second look from passers-by. In this environment, tall potted plants such as an olive tree or the more exotic bamboo tree work incredibly well. Their height and dominance in a space like this provide seclusion for small outside spaces that can often be overlooked. As well as their practical use, the also recreate an outside aesthetic a lot better than a whole host of smaller potted plants. Sat in the corner, or identical, tall trees, precisely placed along a wall or fence give a very sophisticated look that spell thoughtful appearance as well as a flair for creative space utilisation.
Appearance is very important with potted plants as there is no naturalistic, wild garden illusion that can be created by these very man-made items. Therefore, why not go out with your plants and make a statement? The pots themselves make a world of difference, be them bright and vibrant colours, or interesting shapes and materials. It could be a case of making your table-top herb garden into a feature of your patio or simply complimenting your tropical plants with a tropical pot. Just make sure that you also compliment the style and design of your house to give a well-rounded impression.
Inside the house, potted plants can be used both instead of, and alongside the stereotypical flower/vase combo. However, plants can do something that flowers can’t. Inside the house, potted plants can often seem more rustic and naturalistic, calming the aura of your home. In fact, they are often seen as a little more interesting than a complex arrangement of flowers, as you can experiment with various pot colours to match the decor of your home (instead of flower colours), or let the mud pots spell ‘earthiness’ for themselves. Succulents are a favourite of many home-owners because of their ease of maintenance,and also due to their interesting shapes and often striking deep reds and violets.
Trees can also be used inside your home, and often look rather striking in the centre or a corner of your room. Whether you choose something bright like a Guzmania plant as the focal point of your living room, or the interesting Bonsai tree on your mantelpiece, trees will always draw attention, in comparison to floral arrangements that often just aesthetically complement a room.
Whether big or small, inside or outside, we all can find a potted plant somewhere that can cater to our tastes, and add that zest of personal touch to our homes.