Planters are usually the first go-to when it comes to garden management, especially for those who are testing their green thumb for the first time. Planters are incredibly useful for plants that need to move indoors seasonally, to prevent crowding, or if you just want to add some visual appeal to your garden overall. That last point, however, sometimes doesn't get the consideration it deserves.
It's not that there's a lack of aesthetically pleasing garden planters (just take a stroll through your favorite gardening aisle or a quick drive around your neighborhood and you'll see that isn't the case), but many people seem to think there's only two types of planters to choose from: wooden boxes and plastic pots. Both types certainly have their strengths, but when you stop and really analyze them in a garden, they stick out pretty badly. Plastic looks unnatural on its own and wood takes a great deal of effort to shape into something that bulky and angular. So, what's the alternative?
When you use concrete bowl planters you're giving your garden a classic, simple look while minimizing space and resources. Whereas plastic planters can contain harmful chemicals, Port Living Co. produces lovely concrete planters devoid of harmful chemicals and made with products that are kind to the environment. Though we may think of concrete as harsh, these planters do not harm the soil or plants placed inside of them. They're also weather resistant, durable, and easy to maintain.
Durability and Practicality
Most of us only know concrete for its industrial uses, so it can be hard to imagine concrete being utilized for something than large structures and roads. Those things aren't exactly easy on the eyes, but when you see our concrete planters for yourself, we know you'll appreciate their beauty right away. They boast a smooth surface (protected by an FDA approved sealant) that stands in stark contrast to the rough texture one might expect. They are carefully crafted with only a slight variation between sets. Their simple design showcases the plant or plants inside of them while the pot itself blends in naturally with the surrounding garden.
Another big benefit of planters, as mentioned above, is the ability to easily move them without disrupting the plants themselves. Besides being useful in harsh, non-growing seasons, using planters allows you to more easily add on to your garden by making space for new plants, rearranging them as you need or see fit. To this end, our concrete plant pots are surprisingly light, thanks in part to their size. These aren't the massive plant pots you normally see indoors. In fact, one will fit perfectly in the palm of your hand, making them ideal for herbs.
Our Charleston concrete planters are truly one of a kind: safe, durable, and absolutely lovely. If you're looking for an affordable alternative to traditional planters, pick up a pair from us today. Your garden, and your guests, will thank you for making the space a bit more beautiful.