It is not just for holding your flowering plants or herbs, for me a flower pot also needs to stand beautiful by itself in my garden.
When in full bloom I bring the smaller pots in to add color to our family room, and most often they are the main object of my photos a hobby I enjoy.
I have flower pots that are more than 10 years old, and every now and then I purchase one for a special place, a corner or a spot on the porch and the garden.
I choose them by color, size, and always stay in the same color scheme, and yes I do love hanging baskets even though they need to be maintained more, since birds and squirrels enjoy pulling their liners and love to swing from them.
Two winters ago the confederate jasmine that cascaded over the wooden fence couldn’t take the freeze and died away. This spring we are filling the open space with an old piece of wrought iron gate and flower pots.
This was an easy project, just used five small pots, potting mix, vine rope and marigolds.
When watering we found out holding the pots up helps water to flow all the way to the bottom of the pot.
Nice sunny corner for the merigolds
You can use larger pots, or even different color glazed pots.