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Not everyone has the good fortune to live in the countryside or to have small plots of land, even if just around your own home, nor does everyone have enough space to be able to use as a garden.
This is why, for all those who love nature, but are unable to sacrifice the comfort of living in the city, for all those who do not have a house surrounded by greenery, but cannot give up the idea of surrounding themselves with flowers every color and to be swept away by innumerable fragrances, for all of them there is nothing left but to resort to flower boxes: special containers that allow you to take advantage of even the smallest corner of your balcony or terrace for power, in total tranquility and with little effort , "Cultivate" one's passion for plants and flowers.
Planters today represent, among the objects and accessories of furniture on the market, perhaps those that best lend themselves to metric and formal experimentation. The goal that the manufacturers pursue is in fact to design as many different flower box solutions both in the genre as in the shape or design, in order to be able to meet the needs of the buyers to better satisfy their multiple and varied needs. Therefore, on the market today, you can find numerous types of planters that are well suited to different styles of houses, balconies with railings, rather than walls, terraces or small gardens.
It goes without saying that the planters are well suited not only to the cultivation of plants and flowers, but lately many are using them to grow vegetables and all kinds of vegetables, in order to equip themselves, even in the city of a small vegetable garden to be exploited if necessary.
In recent years, the manufacturing companies have equipped themselves to design planters that meet any need and that adapt to every architectural and stylistic solution present in the setting you want to create. Therefore, the flower pots that you can find on the market today range from the more classic or traditional ones, which use materials such as wood or wrought iron, to the more modern ones, constructed in concrete or plastic.
Among all, one of the first forms of planter on the market, is the wooden one, already used in the past, although mainly in the mountain areas. The choice to produce wooden planters derives mainly from the fact that wood is, among the materials, the easiest to work and shape and is therefore more suitable for taking different forms, as well as being easy to transport. But not only. There are also practical requirements that have led to the construction of wooden planters: the particular breathable character and its resistance to climatic variations, to name a few. It is for this reason that the wooden planter is particularly suitable not only for furnishing balconies or terraces, but also for interiors, which respond to a particularly rustic taste, because the wood, tending to age, gives the planter that "fragrance" of ancient that reproduces the passing of time and seasons.
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They integrate perfectly even in the most modern constructions, even if they are very reminiscent of the houses of the 60s, concrete flower boxes. Distinguished by the square style, they are very popular especially in condominiums, thanks also to the provision of a suitable water drainage system.
Unlike wood, cement is particularly porous and this makes it possible to evaporate excess water, due to rain or prolonged watering. Secondly, cement is also very fragile, so even a small impact would be enough to cause lesions, which could make the planter unusable.
A further defect, despite the fact that in recent years the manufacturers have been indulging in the use of decorations and friezes, the weight of the cement planters remains and their little manageability, so once placed, forget to move them, especially if filled with plants and soil, the company would be almost impossible to achieve !!!
Planters in plastic or resin
For those who, instead of giving up aesthetics, prefer to please the wallet, but at the same time do not want to have big commitments with maintenance and above all must be able to feel free to change their position whenever they consider it appropriate, on the market they will be able to find plastic planters or in resin. Surely the most widespread and above all the most used because of the low weight, the range of shapes, sizes and colors offered and the variety of solutions that make these types of planters adaptable to any type of support.
A novelty in the panorama of plastic planters is represented by the use of vases that allow the double or even triple cultivation of flowers and plants of different kinds. These are particular types of planters equipped with a back, which can be coordinated both in shape and material with the support structure.
The flourish in iron
In any case, the iron planters remain in any case. Once symptomatic of romantic and liberty style settings, they were often used to enhance elegant and particularly sophisticated places. Today it is no longer so. The factories have increasingly conformed to the scope of the request and the processing of iron has become more accessible and their purchase has become more affordable for everyone, so there are no more balconies that have not hung on the railing of iron planters or simply iron supports for vases, perhaps containing famous geraniums. In any case, for those not satisfied with an industrial product, but at the same time not wanting to give up the elegance of wrought iron, they can always turn to a craftsman who will provide them with a custom-made one, even if in this case the cost will increase. .
Vases and planters: The planter for the garden
When we talk about planters, we almost immediately think of the one that decorates the balcony; certainly, in fact, the planter that attaches to the balcony is more common and usual, which is among other things the only solution for keeping flowers on the balcony.
In reality, however, in the last few years the function of flower box in the garden is becoming much more widespread as a sorting machine and separator of spaces; planters furnish, give an inimitable touch to your garden and in addition, unlike vases, their size allows them to be used to keep the garden spaces distinct.
The shapes of the planter are the most diverse because they now respond to a need for furnishing.
Even the materials are the most diverse: from wrought iron to plastic and stone.