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The Gentle Art Of Potted Landscaping

Feb 21, 2008
Some people may view the caring for houseplants as a burden, but once they actually become involved, their views often change. They realize that it is quite enjoyable to take care of plants, while using your creativity to add to your homes design at the same time.

Many of the classic flowers are still very popular, even after hundreds of years. For example, the plants that symbolize love such as roses, wisterias, or flowering trees, are still grown very often. It is hard not to love these beautiful symbols of love.

You may not receive the fullest joy of gardening unless you actually grow the plants from their very beginning, from a seedling. Watching a seed sprout and become a mature plant brings you very close to nature. It is natural for humans to be positively effected by this experience.

When you place a plant into a decorative pot, it will change its whole character. Just like clothing or accessories can change the style of a person and the impression that people have of them, pots distinguish plants. The potted plant will stick out from a crowd. It can be used as a way to focus attention on specific areas of your garden.

Your potted plants show that they are worthy of special display, like framed prints at an art gallery. They will add something really special to your landscape design. It is also an extra way to show your personal style, because the choice in pots you can use is seemingly endless.

When you are choosing plants, make sure to imagine them in different pots than you are seeing them in. They make look bad in the cheap black plastic pots at the nursery, but that doesn't mean that their beauty wouldn't show through in a better quality pot.

An example of a specific plant that looks good potted is juniper. In general, though, the color of the plants mixed with colors of decorative pots is eye-catching. Be creative when shopping for your plants, but do not come up with wild and unique ways to care for houseplants, also don't be afraid to express yourself through your plant and container choices.
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