Thrillers-fillers-spillers in large ceramic outdoor pots

One of my favorite garden pastimes is cooking up new ideas for planting containers. I’ve never bothered to count just how many large ceramic outdoor pots I plant each year, but the number easily tops 100.

But no matter how many large ceramic outdoor pots I display, I’ve come to realize there’s no mystery in making a scrumptious container planting as long as I follow a simple three-ingredient recipe. First and foremost is what I call a “thriller,” a centerpiece plant with star quality, something big, bold, and beautiful. Then I add a few spicy “fillers,” foliage or flowering plants that will complement but not overwhelm the main player. Finally, I add a savory splash of mischief, a “spiller” that just tumbles out of the pot. As long as I use each of those kinds of plants—in various proportions—and take care to balance colors and textures, I can create a pot with pizzazz.

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GardenDesign-GardeningwContainers1

Thrillers work best in compositions where they are the tallest plant. For me, they are also the starting point in a container design. I select my thriller, then build around it. At planting time, the thriller goes in the center of a large ceramic outdoor pots that will be viewed from all sides or at the back of a pot that will be displayed in a corner or against a wall.

When planting a large ceramic outdoor pots, I position my fillers around the thriller. I often use a mix of plants for this job: some with foliar interest, others with flowers. For flowery fillers, I avoid perennial varieties in favor of uncommon, striking annuals or tender perennials for their much longer flowering season. Since the goal of container plants is to attract the eye, these plants add an alluring unusual flavor. I like bountiful-looking containers, so I cram in as many fillers as I can.

glazed ceramic garden pot
glazed ceramic garden pot

Spillers should do more than soften a pot and link it to its place. Well-chosen spillers continue the dialogue begun by the thriller and filler. To deepen that conversation, I look for spillers that echo or contrast with the pot’s other plants by virtue of shape, color, or texture.

Growing basil in a glazed ceramic pottery

A woody, branching plant, basil is a warm-weather annual that grows very fast in 80- to 90-degree weather. When growing basil, note that two or three plants will yield plenty of fresh basil for a family of four — unless you plan to make pesto. (To make and freeze a winter’s supply of pesto, plant a dozen or more.) Many gardeners mix various types of basil in their flower beds, where it is ready for a quick harvest anytime. It is also great for containers. Basil can be a beautiful addition to the garden and landscape. This pot of purple basil provides height, color, and flavor in a patio-side garden bed. You can plant a mix of different types of basil (in this case, sweet basil, spicy globe basil, and Thai basil) in a large, colorful glazed ceramic pottery. Not only will it look lovely sitting on the deck or patio, but it will also put a range of flavors at your fingertips.

basil-in-ceramic-pot
basil-in-ceramic-pot

Soil, Planting, And Care

basil needs 6 to 8 hours of sun; in the South and Southwest, it benefits from afternoon shade. Set out plants at least 2 weeks after the last frost in spring; summer planting is okay, too. Space at the distance recommended on the label, which is generally 12 to 18 inches apart. Plants are very frost sensitive, so keep plants protected in case of a late cold spell. Basil likes rich, moist, but well-drained soil with a pH of 6 to 7. Because basil is harvested continually for lots of leaves, it needs a little fertilizer. When planting, add plenty of organic nutrients from compost, blood meal, or cottonseed meal to the soil. Feed with Bonnie Herb, Vegetable & Flower Plant Food every couple of weeks to help keep tender new leaves coming on as you pinch back the stem tips.

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soil-moist-growing-basil-in-a-pot

If planting in a glazed ceramic pottery, use a large ceramic pot to keep the plants from drying out quickly in hot weather. You may also want to add a water-retaining polymer to the potting soil to keep the soil evenly moist and extend the time between waterings

Using Perennials in glazed ceramic pots  

When presented with the estimate for the list of annuals for containers on her terrace, my customer lamented, “It seems like so much money to spend on plants that will be thrown away at the end of the summer.” Aiming to please, I decided to experiment with perennials that could be used in ceramic planters and later transferred to the garden.

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blue-glazed-pots

Before this, I hadn’t tried planting perennials in containers. At first, visions of flopping plants and pathetic foliage flashed through my head. What was I going to do about the fact that most perennials only bloom for about a month? I began looking through plant catalogs with a few requirements in mind.

First, I didn’t want anything that had to be staked or fussed with. Then I looked for plants with interesting textures and colorful foliage. Finally, I wanted to be able to reuse these plants in the garden. Some of the plants had to be able to withstand the relentless heat and sun of a southwestern exposure. Others needed to flourish in the shady conditions of the north side of the house. The ceramic planters needed to be planted by mid-May and still look good by the end of the summer.

My choices for that first season were a bit cautious, but they were successful. For the sunny side, I chose groupings of fountain grass, tickseed, tricolor sage, and aster. Because I planted in early May, I decided to use the annual white alyssum to spill out over the edge of the ceramic planters, to give it interest until the perennials kicked in. On the shady side, I used ‘Frances Williams’ hosta, bleeding heart, and spotted deadnettle, with the annual blue lobelia as an edging.

By the time I had finished, the containers looked respectably full, although a bit quiet. By mid-June, the perennials were so full that they almost covered up the alyssum and lobelia on the edges. The foliage colors of the hosta and lamium were cool and soothing on the shady refuge of the north-facing terrace, and the flowers and foliage of the bleeding heart lasted well into early fall. The tickseed beamed its pale yellow lights starting in July and was a handsome companion to the fountain grass. In August, when most ceramic planters are looking weary, mine were fresh and lively.

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Water-Garden-in-Glazed-Ceramic-Bowl-Aqua-Scape

The perennial containers were much easier to care for than their annual counterparts. They required far less deadheading and deadleafing than annuals do. I was able to water them less often, and they didn’t get that tired look that annuals have around Labor Day. Also, I enjoyed watching the transition of the plants’ growth throughout the season. This was a great way to experiment with new plants. I had all summer to note their habits and changes and to decide where and how I wanted to use them in the garden.

I emptied the containers in October. Even though they still looked pretty good, I wanted the plants to have a chance to acclimate to the garden before the cold weather arrived. I carefully lifted the plants out using my trowel and hands. Some plants had grown quite a bit, so I divided them—an added bonus. I went around the garden with my “leftovers,” tucking them into all the bare areas. Some plants didn’t fit into the existing garden scheme just then, so I put them aside into a holding bed for the following year. I treated them all as new perennials, watering them in well and covering them with evergreen boughs after the ground froze to protect them from heaving.

Originally, I had planned for my containers to be at their peak in August and September, but experimenting with perennials over the years has shown me that I can have a palette of color and texture that changes throughout the season. The garden benefits from my regular fall infusions of plants, and having extra plants around is also great if I feel like starting a new project. When I’m planting new containers in spring and I need extra material, I can just go dig it out of a bed or divide an existing perennial. And best of all, as I pointed out to my client, we get two different uses out of the same plant. That’s garden synergy at its best.

3 Ways to Design with Large Ceramic Outdoor Pots

Container gardening requires less time, space, and energy than inground planting and is just as much fun. In terms of plant material, the only limitation is your budget. As for the planters themselves, you will find ceramic outdoor pots of every size, shape, and material, along with less-conventional vessels at garden centers, antique shops, and hardware stores. After all, a container can be anything that holds soil and provides drainage.

If you are unsure about how to design a container garden, feel free to dive right in. Much of the fun of playing around with large ceramic outdoor pots is that there are so many different ways to use them. And a pot’s portability makes it easy to correct poor placement. No matter where you live, containers can add pizzazz to the ordinary, create color and pattern against a blank wall, and provide high points in the landscape.

ceramic pot growing
ceramic pot growing

A triangle always works

Containers can be grouped into vignettes the same way plants can. A triangular arrangement of pots will produce quick, pleasing results. In design terms, a triangle consists of a dominant central element flanked by components of smaller stature. This form is a staple of all art forms for good reason: It always works.

Allow one pot to dominate

A large ceramic outdoor pot grouping will quickly fall into place if the tallest element is placed at the rear of the composition with the other pots on either side. Plant the tall ceramic outdoor pot with something appropriately commanding so it will dominate the grouping

Take it as far as you want

To expand on the classic triangle grouping, simply add more subordinate ceramic outdoor pots. While no hard-andfast rules exist concerning how many to use, it is easier to arrange uneven numbers into a pleasing pattern.

Provide something to look at

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brown-containers

The purpose of a focal point is to attract attention. If you are burdened with an area where nothing adequately does this job, a container will quickly fill the void. Because they can be planted and replanted with colorful, eye-catching plants, containers have an advantage over inground combinations.

Create coherence in mixed plantings

The opposite of having nothing to look at is having too much to look at. Often in a mixed border, there can be so much going on that one isn’t sure where to look first. Adding a focal point provides a sense of order to such scenes.

Masses calm a busy background

The rigid, repetitive pattern of a brick wall can be tiring on the eye. But when blurred by lush masses of foliage and colorful flowers, the lines of mortar recede. The terra-cotta pots echo the warm color of the brick. The clusters of bright red flowers contrast with the darker orange and the greens of the foliage, bringing the whole scheme to life.

Fine texture stands out against a plain wall

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pottery-landscape

A plain, unadorned wall can dominate an area with its monotony and mass. One can take advantage of these features by using them as a backdrop for fine-textured foliage that can often get lost on a large scale. The photo at right shows how simple means can achieve a beautiful effect. Large ceramic outdoor pots of small trees with fine foliage are evenly spaced along a perfectly plain wall. A border of wispy ornamental grass reinforces the container plantings so that, together, they hold their own against the bulk of the wall.

Saturated colors work with a light backdrop

Unadorned with plants, this white wall would dominate the area with glaring brightness. But as the background for a dense, complex arrangement of forms and colors, it is perfect.

Ceramic vases wholesale

Ceramic vases wholesale

vietnam outdoor glazed ceramic pot
vietnam outdoor glazed ceramic pot

This ceramic planter will grace your garden with style, creating a captivating display when filled with floral colour.

This stylish outdoor glazed pot will enable you to optimise the available growing area with the vertical, stacking section arrangements. The ideal solution if you find yourself with limited space and particularly useful in the greenhouse, where it can be planted with strawberries, herbs or other seasonal vegetables. Alternatively, hang in the garden, patio or even on a balcony and create a stunning visual arrangement with the addition of trailing ivy and vibrant coloured plants and foliage.

The tall outdoor glazed ceramic pot has a low-profile design and inscribed designs along the sides. Featuring sturdy ceramic construction, these planters have a distressed terracotta faux finish with gold accents. Perfect for indoor or outdoor use.

Tall Round glazed pot is a beautifully designed, basic planter. TheBlack Bronze color compliments any decor. Because the planter has no drainage holes, this helps prevent moisture from damaging valuable pieces of furniture in your home or office. It is a versatile planter suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

  • Made of 100% ceramic glazed
  • No drainage holes help keep moisture inside the window box and help prevent water damage to furniture
  • Light weight and durable
  • Great for both indoor and outdoor use

Outdoor ceramic planter filled with plants & flowers add a welcoming splash of color to just about any setting. Sturdy heavy weighted concrete planters such as these also provide bollard like security to entrances and pathways.

Vietnam glazed ceramic construction results in a planter with a natural resistance to vandalism and theft. The cast-in drain holes help ensure a healthy substratum, an essential element for vegetation to flourish. Available in the color and finish options as shown.

Vietnam large size outdoor glazed pot

Large Outdoor Glazed Ceramic Pot

Vietnam large size outdoor glazed pot

This glazed ceramic Planter is designed to give any patio or balcony the wow factor, giving you a visually stunning piece, that is contemporary and statuesque.

Large Outdoor Glazed Ceramic Pot
Large Outdoor Glazed Ceramic Pot

The Large ceramic pot is a solid planter that’ll serve you well in any setting. Crafted of steel, this planter features drainage holes on the bottom and a sleek, modern design.

  • Outdoor glazed construction
  • Square planter in clean, modern design
  • Features drainage holes on bottom panel
  • Suitable for both indoor or outdoor use
  • Choose from the available size and color options

The outdoor glazed pot high quality resin planter will make a beautiful addition to any home or garden. This durable, ceramic planter will hold up in extreme weather, is UV protected to eliminate fading in the sun, and is resistant to chipping and cracking. Drainage holes can be easily drilled for use outdoors or left undrilled for indoor use.

  • Made in USA
  • Ceramic clay construction
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • UV resistant
  • Won’t crack or chip in temperatures to -20 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Size accommodates a large variety of plants and floral arrangements
  • Warranty – 3 years from date of purchase
  • Note: Product may vary by store

Love the planters, they are beautiful and of great quality. The shipping was fast and they arrived in perfect condition, great packaging.

Blue outdoor glazed pot

Blue outdoor glazed pot

 

Provide a wonderful focal point in your garden with this traditional, elegant Blue outdoor glazed pot. Add a touch of sophistication and beauty to the patio, yard, balcony or porch areas.

Planters make it possible for anyone to experience the joy of gardening and provide the opportunity to cultivate and produce favourite herbs, vegetables as well as plants, flowers, shrubs and even small trees. They even look good indoors!

The Blue outdoor glazed pot is constructed of hand-woven strands of Hoang pottery. Each weather-defying planter features a rust-proof, powder-coated aluminum frame to further enhance its strength. Antique bronze in color, these planters will look elegant at your front door or in your living room.

Glazed blue french planter
Glazed blue french planter

Hoang pottery Products has developed a reputation as one of the leading manufacturers of unique products for the home and garden. They are committed to designing and producing great looking products with undeniable consumer value. They are constantly working on new and innovative products to enhance your home or business.The glazed ceramic products cares about your health and the environment. They are proud to say that they do not use lead-based paints or finishes on any of their products.

Great for accenting outdoor environments like decks and patios with attractive floral arrangements, Blue outdoor ceramic Planters are a durable, lightweight alternative to heavy ceramic pottery. Elevated feet promote airflow to reduce mold and mildew, drainage holes protect plants from overwatering, and an attached tray eliminates messy spills while protecting your deck or patio from stains. The all-weather design stands up to the elements and UV protection helps prevent fading.

Great for accenting outdoor environments like decks and patios with attractive floral arrangements,Outdoor glazed ceramic are a durable, lightweight alternative to heavy ceramic pottery. Elevated feet promote airflow to reduce mold and mildew, drainage holes protect plants from overwatering, and an attached tray eliminates messy spills while protecting your deck or patio from stains. The all-weather design stands up to the elements and UV protection helps prevent fading. All Dayton Planters are made in the USA.

This big size glazed outdoor glazed pot is the perfect addition to your garden, walkway, patio, or anywhere a smaller planter is needed. A little over 1.5 feet in diameter these smaller concrete planters work well on both residential and commercial properties to accent plants in outdoor dining and recreational areas unable to accommodate a large concrete planter. If you have the need for both large and small concrete planters we offer matching styles in various sizes, this one being the smallest. This planter is decorative and for planting only and cannot be used as a form of barrier protection, like our larger planters, as it only weighs 60 lbs.

Tall Round Glazed Ceramic Pot

Create a garden even if your don’t have great soil with the.Tall Round Glazed Ceramic Pot. Crafted from beautiful and durable wood with strong and sturdy legs, this planting bed allows you to grow your favorite plants in nutrient-rich soil and also gives you options on the best place to plant your garden.  Plant your own Tea Garden with the Tall Round Glazed Ceramic Pot 55×120 with mint, lavendar, and bee balm.  Great for smaller yards and areas with little or no soil, you’ll love growing your favorite flowers and vegetables.

viet nam ceramic pot
viet nam ceramic pot

Dimension : 55×120

Color: White

Material Vietnam Outdoor glazed Ceramic planter

Shape: Square

Brand: Hoang pottery

Perfect to showcase your plants, this attractive and stylish Tall Glazed Ceramic Pot looks great indoors or outdoors.

We are disappointed that this item has been discontinued We purchased four and are extremely pleased with them and had intended to purchase more They are a very worthy planter product.

These are a nice size for our patio Putting a few stones in the bottom and a layer after the compost helps to keep them stable They look good and Im going to buy a couple more.

Bought 2 of these a couple of weeks ago I have already been given wonderful comments by my neighbours Well worth the price and delivery was great.

Look great, but are very light so make sure you weight them down – especially in the windy weather!

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Trough ceramic planter

I had been trying to find a trough planter that I could place on our new patio to help hide our unsightly electric box. I searched all the surrounding landscaping places, but was unsuccessful finding andything even close to what I was wanting. Hoang pottery trough ceramic planter ilooks attractive with the gray stone of my patio and when planted with some tall grass does a good job of averting one’s eye from the electric box. I love the straight and clean lines making it look very classic. All planters that I looked at in this size were similarly priced.

Vietnam-Glazed-Ceramic-Cute-Rectangle-Blue-pot
Vietnam-Glazed-Ceramic-Cute-Rectangle-Blue-pot

The classic design of this trough planter will grace any garden or patio with style. It benefits from an authentic looking earthenware finish that will blend beautifully into natural surroundings. The clean lines and simple design will complement both traditional and contemporary settings. Subtle, stylish and effective at creating a beautiful feature that will create maximum impact when populated with topiary, architectural plants or exotic blooms.

Have the look of trough ceramic planters. Long-lasting beauty, durability and quality. Built-in water reservoir encourages healthy plant growth by allowing plants to practically water themselves.

Hoang Pottery Company  has more than 20 years of experience in producing ceramic, terracotta & black-clay planters for both indoor & outdoor use. Specializing in glazed, painted, mosaic, sandblast, rustic and old stone ceramic planters. We also developed a wide range of terrazzo, zinc and polystone planters to meet the needs of various markets in the world. With a competitive price and stable quality and high assurance are also our strength points. Hoang Pottery Company has been well known and has had more and more customers from different markets in the world. Inheriting experiences from predecessors, we have a deep knowledge and wide experience in producing ceramic products. Moreover, we also have abilities to create wide ranges of diversity of skillful products.

VIETNAM OUTDOOR CUTE SQUARE GLAZED CERAMIC POTS

Vietnam Outdoor square glazed ceramic pot

A beautiful glazed planter set is sure to be the perfect addition in your garden, front yard, or patio.  The Vietnam Outdoor square glazed ceramic pot is a beautiful and intricate planter that will make a lovely home for any plant or flower. The Outdoor square glazed ceramic pot will really make your garden stand out, featuring five different sized planters!

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Vietnam-Cute-Square-Outdoor-Glazed-Pot-Shiny-Black

Dimensions

Size                     N/a

Color                  Blue; Shiny Black

Material           Ceramic

Shape                Square

Brand                Hoang pottery

Usage               Indoor , Outdoor

These outdoor glazed ceramic  beautifully suspend airplants and create a wonderful accent for your dining room, living room, or patio.  Tallandsias (or commonly called airplants) are soilless plants that are not only amazing to admire, but are also relatively low maintenance. These cute square pots are idea for Bonsai, a single flowering annual or a dwarf herb. The Shiny Black pot is 14cm Square while the Blue pot is 16cm Square.

Hoang Pottery Ltd is a manufacturing and exporting company of pottery products from Vietnam. Our products are well-known for their superior quality and brilliant design. We offer a beautiful line of glazed Vietnamese outdoor pottery,  unglazed terra cotta and indoor pottery.  Our collections include high quality frost resistant pottery of all shapes and sizes as well as styles suitable for indoor decor. Our pottery products are for both indoors and outdoors, functional and non-functional (decorative), and contemporary and traditional. For the past years we have put a lot of efforts to our our design capability to meet the demands of the most stringent boutique retailers, and have expanded our manufacturing capacity to fulfill the orders of many large international retailers. Customer satisfaction is one of our top priorities.

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