Have you tried adding some pottery to your Hawaii home, garden or landscape? You certainly might want to after reading this. Outdoor pottery is an easy and affordable way to add a splash of elegance and personal expression to any space around your home.
We like to think of garden pottery as the perfect compliment to our Hawaiian lifestyle, which is all about harmonizing with the beauty of the outdoors. You can easily test this out by putting a few pots in the right places in your yard (remember, they’re portable).
Pottery has practical benefits, too:
Fertile soil, guaranteed
Not all soil is created equal. Sometimes in life we just end up with a bad patch of dirt or no dirt at all in a place where we want plants to grow. This is where garden pottery comes in.
Gardening with pottery gives you full control over the contents of your soil. Healthy potting mix such as organic compost is easy to find (or make), and offers a much friendlier medium for those plants to grow, be happy and reproduce.
Fewer weeds and pests
Consider this: a typical square foot of regular ground soil contains thousands upon thousands of weed seeds that have collected over the eons.
When you plant in a pot using clean soil, you greatly minimize the chance of invasive weeds. The same rule applies to bugs, slugs, and other critters — pots help keep them out. Hey, did you know a toad can’t jump higher than ten inches off the ground?
Spending a little money on decorative garden pottery can turn your home from ordinary to extraordinary. For instance, if you’re selling your home, an investment of a few hundred dollars in some pretty pots for your lanais and entrances can net you thousands more on the sale — just because of looks.
Pottery makes things more beautiful
Beautiful plants are one thing, but beautiful plants in beautiful pots takes it up whole ‘nother level.
The other bonus of using pottery is that it raises your plants off the ground, thus bringing them closer…to you.
Types of Outdoor Garden Pottery
What would garden pottery be without variety? As Hawaii’s largest source of pottery and landscaping products, we’re pleased to offer all colors, shapes and sizes of these popular garden ceramics:
Geobunga’s rustic pottery is defined by subtle earth tones and an unglazed rim — a nice understated accent to bring more attention to the plant rather than the pot.
Rustic pottery is also ideal for designing around that classic island aesthetic of flowing, seamless transitions between indoors and outdoors. It’s also great for subtle accenting of your landscaping and entry ways.
With glazed pottery, think bling — it’s all about making bold statements with color, or creating focal points in your design.
As the name implies, the entire pot is glazed — including the rim — and painted in bright hues like red, blue, lime green, turquoise and orange.
Our ironstone pottery is crafted from the mud found in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. After firing these pots in brick kilns, they develop into a rich, dark brown.
Like rustic pottery, ironstone pots are not painted and therefore cherished for their au naturel aesthetic. Both pots are ideal for accenting.
As we conclude, remember that in the garden, beauty isn’t just plant deep. Try adding a few pots and you’ll see what we mean!