Using Outdoor Ceramic Pots as Elements of a Design

Looking out the window at my garden, I find it hard to imagine it without containers. Sixty of them, strategically placed throughout my garden, provide design solutions for difficult places.

I use outdoor ceramic pots as major structural elements to help create the framework of the garden, or as visual cues to lead the eye along a path or toward a destination. I also place them to screen unsightly views. Patios, decks, and entryways become lush, intimate spaces when I embellish them with containers. And I often add outdoor ceramic pots to a bed or border to introduce a new color or shape.

perennial-flower-garden
perennial-flower-garden

Artfully designed and beautifully planted containers are striking on their own, but using them throughout a design also adds a sense of coherence to a garden. Here are some examples, from gardens I have designed and others I have visited, of the way careful and considered placement of containers can be used to resolve design challenges.

By arranging a group of three ceramic pots together on a brick pad at the base of a large arbor in my back garden, I was able to link the vertical structure to the horizontal ground plane and create the illusion that the arbor is surrounded by a garden rather than by a lawn (below left). The massing of plants at the base of the arbor also balances the overhead tangle of rose canes and clematis vines.

Placing a outdoor ceramic pot where several sight lines or pathways converge (above right) draws the eye forward and pulls you into the garden. The ceramic pot becomes a focal point, acting as a major structural element of the design.

Throughout the garden, I strategically place containers to help direct traffic and alert visitors to changes as they move from one space to the next. I use groups of pots on either side of a step to signal an elevation change.

CONTAINER-GARDENS
CONTAINER-GARDENS

Pots sitting in a path (above) or on the edge of a walkway or deck force you to slow down and consider the garden as you walk by. I also use ceramic pots to signal the transition between paved and unpaved surfaces. I set a group of terra-cotta pots on the corner of my terrace to prevent visitors from stepping off into the garden and forging a new trail in the lawn. By lining my stairs with large pots, I subtly lure visitors from the front walk to the porch. Every three months, I install new plant combinations that reflect the changing cycle of the seasons so visitors always have something new to look at.

I often use pots to add height or color to a garden bed where these elements are missing. In one garden (right), I placed a pot of annuals in a border when a shot of color was needed. I like the versatility of switching glazed ceramic pots in and out of beds and the ability to change the feel of the garden by manipulating small vignettes on a moment’s notice. At a friend’s garden, a cobalt-blue pot placed in a dark spot in a bed draws your eye in and makes the space seem larger while it unites the garden and architecture by echoing the color of the nearby house.

Containers situated in outdoor living areas (right) become part of the furnishings, adding visual interest, color, and fragrance. Here, an empty deck comes alive when filled with pots of annuals and perennials planted to provide a succession of color throughout the summer. Even the smallest balcony or terrace can be transformed into a lush Eden by groups of pots.

Planting Spring Bulbs in tall ceramic pots.

When I plant containers of bulbs in the fall, I’m thinking of the color and drama they will add to the following spring’s landscape. Not only will these planted pots create focal points through­out the garden, but they will also welcome visitors at entryways and add a touch of bright color to the spring garden.

Any bulb can be planted in a container, but tulips are by far my favorite because of their simple form and the infinite choice of colors. You can combine different types of bulbs in a single tall ceramic pot, but be sure they bloom at the same time or the earlier bulb’s dying foliage will mar the display of the later-flowering bulb. I prefer to plant only one type of bulb per container to get the maximum impact. By choosing bulbs with staggered bloom times we have a succession of flowers from early March through mid-May.

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contgard

I plant our bulbs in late October in tall ceramic pots with good drainage. In a 24-inch container I plant either 50 tulips, 30 large-flowered daffodils, 50 small-flowered daffodils, or 100 minor bulbs, like Crocus, Muscari, Scilla, or Iris species or cultivars. I fill the pot with a soil mix that drains very well so the bulbs will sit in moist but not soggy soil. I plant the bulbs just as I would in the ground, at a soil depth of twice the diameter of the bulb.

If I am planting more than one type of bulb in the same ceramic pot and they require different planting depths, I layer the bulbs (illustration at right). I fill the glazed ceramic pot to the right level and plant the larger bulbs, then cover them with soil until it’s at the proper depth to plant the smaller bulbs. Finally, I fill the container with soil, being sure to leave at least 1/2 inch of space between the surface of the soil and the top of the container for easy watering.

I water the planted container thoroughly, then water periodically through­out the winter. The bulbs should not sit in soil that is too wet, but you also don’t want them to dry out entirely.

To plant a ceramic pot with different species of bulbs, plant the larger bulbs first, then cover them with soil and plant the smaller bulbs. Fill the container with soil to just below the rim.

Lantana-in-Plant-Container-Design
Lantana-in-Plant-Container-Design

Gardening in Seattle makes overwintering bulbs in containers rather easy. I use mostly stoneware pots because they can be left outside through the winter. Our mild winters allow us to group the pots together tightly in our nursery and leave them outside for the season.

If your winter is just too severe to risk leaving the bulbs out or you want to use bulbs in a tall ceramic pot that can’t be stored in the cold, you have another option. Plant your bulbs in small 6-inch or 8-inch ceramic pots and overwinter them under protection outdoors or in a cold garage. In the spring, as they start to bloom, you can then sink the pots into larger display containers. Bring your  tall ceramic pots outside in the spring when the danger of hard frost has passed or when the bulbs in the ground are starting to emerge.

After the flowers have faded and the spring gala is over, I plant all the bulbs except for the tulips in the garden. Tulips tend not to do well in subsequent years, so I compost them. Then I start thinking ahead to the varieties I’ll be planting up in the fall for next year’s display.

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

brown-containers
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

pottery-landscape
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.

Easy container combos with glazed ceramic pot

Learn to grow easy vegetables in great looking container combos. You’ll love the candid advice and even the “bloopers” as she trialed over 1,700 plants in 200 containers to gather the material. Vegetables and flowers can make beautiful pot buddies.

container-garden-designs
container-garden-designs

Keep It Simple

“Don’t mix too many veggies in a big glazed pot. Keep it simple, like one tall vegetable in the center surrounded by a few flowers. Or, some big bold vegetables like okra and squash do better alone.”

Use Pretty

Pretty pots add to the overall effect, but they don’t have to be expensive. We used colorful buckets from the dollar store with holes punched in them for drainage to add pizzazz without costing much. Nice supports like painted trellises help the overall look, too. Many things work as containers: buckets, bushel baskets, washtubs, old wicker baskets, round glazed ceramic pot. Make sure that homemade containers have drainage holes, or make them yourself. Larger veggies, like tomato and eggplant, will need at least a 5-gallon container. Use the largest pot you can afford and have space for, especially with the big summer vegetables like squash, eggplant, tomatoes, and okra. The big plants need the room for the roots to grow.”

glazed ceramic pot plant
glazed ceramic pot plant

Some Veggies Are Okay Alone, But Most Like Flowers

“Big bold plants can stand alone in a pot, but most look much better accented with flowers. Use large plants in the center surrounded by smaller flowers and trailing flowers. Great vegetable centerpieces include pepper, tomato, eggplant, collard, cabbage, and kale.”

Step:

Plant tiny veggies first. Add flowers later.

Space plants closer than if in the ground.

Vegetables are easier in larger pots.

Use colorful trellises and pretty obelisks for supports.

Production varies a lot, use 236 Habanero peppers from one plant.

What are pots make from?

Pots are made from a variety of materials, and some will suit your situation better than others. Keep in mind that you need a pot large enough to support plant growth all season and there must be a drainage hole in the bottom of the pot. Elevating the pot on pot feet or atop a trio of bricks will keep the pot off surfaces that might stain.

Below are most of the typical choices.

Clay

clay pot
clay pot

Clay pots are readily available, good for growing plants, and attractive. However, they can be expensive and heavy in large sizes, breakable if dropped, and many are subject to cracking in freezing temperatures. Because the clay is porous, it allows for good air exchange, but your clay pot will dry out more quickly than other types. It also absorbs heat quite well—a plus in early spring, but not so great in mid-summer in hot climates. If you are going to spend more than $20 on a pot, look for terra cotta with a frost-proof guarantee. Fired and glazed pots are the most weather proof.

Plastic

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Versatile in appearance, lightweight, durable, and affordable, plastic pots are good for plant growth. Without a doubt, some are more attractive than others. Some have realistic finishes that mimic terra-cotta, concrete, or stone, and some have rolled rims to give the illusion of thickness. Larger sizes can be as expensive as pots made of more traditional materials. Generally with plastic you get what you pay for. Cheaper pots may fade and crack in time, while more expensive ones made of polypropylene do not fade or crack quickly, and some also offer good insulation. One bonus of plastic is that it doesn’t have to be watered quite as often as clay. Dark-colored plastic pots absorb more heat than light-colored ones. If you’re not concerned about eye-appeal, consider recycling large, black nursery containers used for trees and large shrubs.

Glazed Ceramic

Glazed blue french planter
Glazed blue french planter

These are the most colorful glazed ceramic pots, ranging from subtle earthen tones to playful, vibrant glazes. They are varied in style and good for plant growth. Most of these pots are less subject to freeze damage, so they are a good investment. Because many of these pots are currently imported from Asia, check with the retailer about their ability to withstand freezing weather. They are heavy and moderately expensive in larger sizes. They will break or chip if dropped.

Fiberglass

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chậu gốm sứ xuất khẩu

These classically styled, durable, and lightweight containers command premium prices. Plants grow well in them. Because they are more expensive, these pots are harder to find and you’ll probably have less choice of size and style. The downside is that fiberglass can be brittle and may crack if dropped, nor is it a good insulator from heat or cold. Some are made to look like stone, wood, or other materials and can be quite ornamental in a prominent spot.

Concrete

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Attractive, durable, and affordable, concrete pots can be found for sale from local, wayside shops that manufacture them, as well as in highly styled forms from the trendiest shops. They are good for plant growth. They can be expensive in large sizes, and they are certainly heavy, making them challenging to bring home or move in the garden. Because they are concrete, consider them permanent.

Whiskey Barrels

For their size, these oak half-barrels are the most affordable choice. They are informal in style and last for several years. Once filled with soil and planted, they are heavy. As they age, they become more fragile, making them impossible to move. The wood is a good insulator.

Foam

These pots are readily available and affordable in a variety of styles. They are good for plant growth, particularly where the insulation protects roots from heat and cold, and they are very lightweight. Due to the limited strength of the material, they are usually found in smaller sizes.

Metal

Galvanized metal buckets, brass or copper pots, and other containers made from metal can be very ornamental. Often you can make a nice container from metal tins or galvanized buckets by drilling drainage holes in the bottom. Generally, the thicker the metal, the longer these last. You can also plant in plastic liners to insert in these pots. Plastic liners also help insulate roots from the transfer of extreme heat and cold, one of the drawbacks of metal.

Self-watering

Usually made of plastic, these are containers with a reservoir at the base that holds water for later use. Often you can even water directly into the reservoir. Such designs are good time savers.

Tall Outdoor Glazed Ceramic Pot

Tall Outdoor Glazed Ceramic Pot

Our glazed pottery is handcrafted. Each piece is unique and variations in color glaze and small imperfections are natural results in the production of handmade pots. These variations give each pot character and beauty.

Glazes are the most often used form of pottery decoration. They come in a huge variety, including nearly every color imaginable and many types of textures.

  • all outdoor jar available in a choice of finishes
  • High-fired between 990 (terra cotta) and 1000 (glazed) degrees centigrade
  • Durable and frost-resistant
  • Handmade and hand glazed so imperfections may exist and should not be considered defects
  • Rigorously tested in freeze-thaw conditions

Tall Outdoor Glazed Ceramic Pots

Tall Outdoor Glazed Ceramic Pot

SIZE DIMENSIONS:

Products code : HPAN008

Group : Set of 3

Dimension : 70×150 60×115 48×85

Hoang Pottery Company is a reliable destination for your Vietnam pottery supply, as a one of the leading exporting and manufacturing establishments of gorgeous ornamental earthenware for Home and Garden in Vietnam, we now are able to serve our dear customers in the US, in Europe and in the most far-flung territories in the rest of the world with the greatest honor.

A very extensive range of high-fired pottery products that are sustainable to any weather condition and other assorted ceramic manufacturer, terra-cotta, terrazzo, fiberglass, sorts of stone, concrete artifacts.

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.

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.

New Design Glazed Ceramic Pots

A set of 2 New Design Glazed Ceramic Pots will help bring a touch of style and grace to any garden, patio or courtyard area. With a magnificent glazed effect finish, they can make an amazing focal point to showcase all your favourite flowers and are sure to be admired by all who see them. The warm colour acts as a marvellous foil for all kinds of foliage and floral colour, so why not place them where the sunlight can really bring out the beauty of their bronze colour tones.

New Design Glazed Ceramic Pots
New Design Glazed Ceramic Pots

Dimensions & Specifications

Brand: Hoang pottery

Dimensions: 65×70 45×52

Material: Vietnam Outdoor glazed ceramic pot

  • Weather resistant
  • Maintenance freeManufactured from UV-stabilised polyurethane for durability, they are good for retaining moisture and are also lightweight to allow them to be moved easily from one location to another.

 Made of glazed ceramic, the New Design Glazed Ceramic Pots is designed for years of use. The simple yet stylish look adds distinctive individuality to any updated setting. Sturdy casters let you move it from one room to another quickly and effortlessly. This Vietnam Outdoor glazed pot protects the planter’s base and allows for proper watering.

I wanted an ultra modern planter for an outdoor artificial tree in an atriium that can be seen from both the outside of my house and the inside. Used to have a large tree growing out of the house, but the area became messy and I extended the driveway and walkway, and paved (stoned) the bottom and went for a huge sculpture, tree and several smaller artificial bushes, a gazing ball, etc. and now people can’t stop raving about it when they come in or sit down in living room and eee it through the sliding doors. Being able to take the heavy rain and heat were of utmost importance to me.