GROW FLOWERS AND HERBS
BRING your home to life with bright indoor pot plants such as orchids, peace lilies, bromeliads and zanzibar gems.
These plants thrive indoors, are easy to maintain and can usually be purchased already grown so you don’t have to worry about caring for them in their early stages, says Bunnings greenlife buyer Sharyn Petrzela.
“If you have a sunny garden, spruce up the space with pot plants such as geraniums and petunias. If you’re working with a shadier area, try camellias, gardenias or clivia,” she said.
Herbs such as parsley, basil and rosemary are another great option for pots as they don’t need a large space to grow and will be a tasty addition to home-cooked meals.
Once you have your plants, choosing the right pot for them is important.
Factors to consider include plant size, weight and pot drainage.
“No matter the plant, the pot must have adequate drainage holes to ensure it does not become water logged,” Ms Petrzela said.
Medium-sized plants with a larger root system, such as conifers, will need a larger pot to thrive while smaller flowers, such as geraniums and petunias, will flourish in smaller pots and hanging baskets. Succulents are particularly well suited to shallow pots and bowls.
Pots come in various shapes, sizes and materials, including ceramic, terracotta, clay, plastic, lightweight cement and timber.
Pots of delight — pots come in a range of shapes and styles and can be used to plant flowers, herbs and even vegetables.