Are you searching for a unique way to spotlight your favorite plants, herbs, or blooms? At Chive, take a pick of some really fantastic animal pots that are ideal for your tiny flowers or succulents. Choose from a Bear, Fox, or Rabbit, each animal coming in an array of vibrant and neutral shades and hues. Let the colors and shapes speak for themselves, and accent your container garden with a lovely array of animal inspired pots and bowls.
In addition to great looks, you can get a lot of use out of an animal plant pot or bowl because it is so versatile. In fact, you can have multiple plants in one place, using different pots for each. Imagine putting a Sunflower right into a container filled with Tulips, then adding a Berry Tomato later on. This would be so lovely with a grouping of tulips, gerberas, and violets. The perfect centerpiece for any evening event!
Or you could have a nice array of annuals or perennials in one container. One great perennial for any container garden is the Bee Balm, which comes in a white-colored and fleshy variety. This plant has little blue flowers, and if you pinch the blooms, they turn purple – a very attractive feature for any indoor or outdoor setting. When it’s time for spring, you could move the bee balm to a back location and put in a colorful annual along with some ferns – the resulting colorful display is quite lovely.
There are also some pretty terrific choices for container gardening in zinnias, liatris, and spireas. All three come in both vivid and pastel colors, and each variety has a number of flowers ranging from four to seven. If you have a vase that needs filling with the various blooms of these plants, then you should certainly look into making use of vase flower pots. These pots are much larger than those that fit in the ground, and it’s a nice gesture to make the container full rather than empty. In this way, you’ll have a nice assortment to provide color and interest in your home.
Pots for exotic plants range from those that are simply made of stone – the most common type of which is going to be used for habitats like the aquarium – right up to ornate pieces that are probably more suitable for your living room or bedroom rather than your pet bird’s cage. Ornate pieces like these would look beautiful in a glass or ceramic container, perhaps above an oriental coffee table. A less ornate option would be something like a terracotta pot, which can take on a lot of the characteristics of a terracotta flowerpot, such as becoming slightly damp and moldy if you allow water to stay near it. In this case, you could keep the animal inside the pot rather than placing them in a separate enclosure for your pet.
There’s another option for people who want to bring some life to their homes by using pots for their plants. If you have a rather large plant or several large plants of different heights, then this is a good way to really show off your interior design. There are numerous styles to choose from, including Victorian-inspired pots, which feature cutout windows that let you view the flowers from the inside – something that could really help break up the straight lines of your house. On the other hand, if you prefer a more primitive look, then there are plenty of African violets and ivy pots that will help bring to life the vines that inspired Thomas Jefferson. Both of these types of pot designs have their roots in the native African continent, so you can expect them to be made of materials that come from the same place as the flowers that grow there.
One thing to remember when choosing the right animal flower pots is that you’ll want one that grows reasonably well, so that your plant doesn’t become stunted by the weather. The best way to judge this, of course, is to take a look at what plants are currently growing in your area. If there are a lot of deciduous plants and trees that are dying off rapidly, then you’ll probably want to avoid those types of animal pots. Instead, you should look for ones that have some living green plants in them, such as clematis, lily, and violets. On the other hand, you can’t go wrong with tropical or indoor plants, as long as they’re not exposed to extremely cold weather.
In general, you’re better off with a modern animal pot if you’re looking to make a statement with your interior design. However, if you prefer traditional styles, you can still find plenty of beautiful pots to admire. No matter what you end up choosing, however, you’re sure to enjoy the lovely flowers that blossoms in it – and who knows, maybe somebody who sees your display may even think of asking you out for a night on the town!