Growing plants in containers has been practiced for centuries for a number of diverse reasons one of the major ones being that people may lack the ground space into which to plant both ornamental and edible plants. The next major reason is that a beautiful container with a beautiful plant in it is a spectacular focal point and can be used to great effect in a design; to frame a view, to create emphasis and to add the fine finishing touches to an outdoor room.
There is a huge amount of versatility in gardening in containers. Conditions can be ideally created. Plants in pots can provide colour to brighten up patios, steps pathways, courtyards, balconies, rooftops, decks, windowsills and just about any situation that may look drab. Pots are also the ideal place to nurture and display plant collections that are rare, valuable and exotic.
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When planted with some attention given to the type of plant, colour of bloom and foliage, textural contrast etc. containers become living arrangements. Just about any plant may be grown in a container and flexibility of planting and arranging can be more varied than permanent planting. As the seasons change, so does the suns path and containers can be moved according to the sun/shade needs of the plants.
You can also use container plants to show off a particular plant by displaying it in a prominent place when it is in bloom and retiring it to the back benches when its flowering time is over.
Containers are an ideal way to grow edibles in limited space. A whole range of herbs can be grown in pots and lots of vegetables will thrive, given the right conditions.
We always have a really interesting range of pots, containers, planters, urns etc. in a wide variety of shapes and colours and styles. From chunky terracotta to great Grecian urns to glazed pottery, the stock keeps changing and some of them are available at Wairere exclusively. Come in and have a browse, or browse our website right here.
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Wairere Nursery 826 Gordonton Road, R D 1, Hamilton Ph: (07) 824 3430 Email: Open 7 days 8:30am-5pm