Everyone’s home decor varies in one way or another as we try to project our interests onto our space.
With spring coming up, adding greenery is a great way to bring a new piece to your home without it looking out of place.
Those of you who follow my social media know that I’ll be working with Jessica from Cotton & Co. Vintage Boutique as an intern for her growing vintage boutique and I’ve also started a plant booth upstairs!
There are tons of cool vessels to find in the shop and with spring coming up, many are even meant for growing plants! Don’t be afraid to experiment with vessels with prior uses—these tend to be conversation pieces and can liven up any scene.
Start with a vintage vessel found in the shop and handpicked by one of our many vendors! If you’re worried it won’t fit in perfectly, don’t! Adding greenery will make the piece make sense and it’ll serve a purpose for any room in the house.
Here’s what I keep in mind while looking for planters for my own plants:
Keep it neutral if you’re overwhelmed! Neutral tones look great in any scene and match well with bold colors if you’ve already got an established look at home.
Match your plant’s expected growth to the container. If you’ve got succulents with established root systems, don’t force them into a tiny container with no room to grow!
Consider your drainage options! Many succulents are vulnerable to root rot, which I talk more about in my post linked here. Proper drainage is important to keep your plant healthy, so consider whether internal or external drainage is necessary with the container you choose.
Now you know what to keep in mind while searching around, but what kinds of containers can be used for growing succulents? With so many succulent varieties available at garden centers and even online, it really depends on the plant type you’ll be working with.
Here’s what containers I’ve used in the past or have been inspired by at the shop!
- Mugs and teacups
- Shallow ceramic cookware
- Old mason jars
- Wicker baskets (place plastic at the bottom or set a separate dish inside before adding dirt to prevent water damage!)
- Old buckets, metal or otherwise
- Watering cansOld rainboots
- Wooden boxes or crates
Get ready for spring with Cotton & Co. by trying out new vessels for greenery! The items found in the boutique are hand-picked by each vendor before being sold at the shop, ensuring what you find is unique and personable.
These tips are a great start if you’re looking to start your own gardening project but don’t have your green thumb yet!