Contemporary Garden Tools & Accessories
Cultivate your green thumb – and your home – with modern gardening tools and contemporary accessories, such as decorative plant pots. Whether you’re looking for outdoor pots for your porch plants or an indoor planter with saucer for the greenery within your home, HAY offers a selection of small garden tools that are must-haves for every plant parent. Read on to discover the best types of pots and the plant container size guide that will help you choose which pot is right for your foliage.
Types of Plant Pots
Some of the most popular plant pot materials include ceramic, brass, and enamel. Typically, ceramic pots are glazed, resulting in a finish that helps prevent plant soil from drying out. Similarly, brass and enamel pots help plants retain a healthy amount of water. Many indoor pots are designed with drainage holes, which allow excess water to drain from the vessel so that the plant's roots aren't resting in a pool of water. This type is ideal for those who tend to overwater. Whether you choose to use your pots indoors or out, a saucer is the perfect complement to a pot with drainage holes. Plant saucers catch water that drains from the pot and helps prevent the excess water from soiling indoor surfaces and floors.
If you’re wondering how to pot a plant, the first step is to choose a plant pot size that suits your greenery. The best practice is to select a pot that’s approximately two inches larger in diameter than your plant. If the pot is too large, it could hold too much water, resulting in root rot. Alternatively, if it's too small, it will inhibit growth. Check the drainage holes of your pot periodically. If roots are growing out of the holes, you should re-pot the plant into a larger vessel.
How to Choose Garden Tools & Planters for Your Home
As you make your gardening supplies list, keep these basic gardening tools in mind. Complement your plant pots with must-have accessories, such as a ceiling plant hanger, saucer, and watering can. The best watering can will hold an ample volume of water without being too heavy to hold comfortably. If you’re looking for an outdoor watering can, make sure it's crafted of weatherproof materials, such as plastic that won't crack or fade over time. A sculptural watering can, woven plant basket, and brass plant pot pull double duty as outdoor decor, too. Many of HAY’s garden accessories can be used indoors and out. Shop HAY’s versatile pieces to bring a pop of green to every room of your home.