It’s been shown that houseplants help clean the air indoors and brighten the mood, while strategically placed potted plants do the same for a patio or deck area. For those who want to expand their container grow beyond a collection of potted plants, a smaller size Geoplanter can make a big difference.
Most container pots used for houseplants or decorative plants consist of one type of plant at a time – a single fern, a bunch of zinnias, or a succulent – but with a small Geoplanter (36”X16”X14”) the possibilities to mix up your plants like a miniature vista are (almost) endless!
3 feet may sound too small to make much of an impression with, but when planting starts you’ll find that your Geoplanter is beginning to more closely resemble a lush, mini-landscape that will become a centerpiece for any area it’s in.
Here are a few tips to make sure the plants you’re putting in your Geoplanter will make a great first impression:
Consider the layout: Different plants have different patterns of growing – tall and upright, trailing vines, or outwards and broad. Having a mixture of all three will create an eye-catching assortment that mimics how most plants grow naturally; a mixture of different plants in a single area.
Think about the optimal growing conditions: Though the goal is to have a variety of plants, it’s important to make sure that they will all do well in the area the planter will be placed. If it’s going to be an indoor grow, a plant that needs full sun for most of the day won’t do as well as those that need partial shade. The same is true for outdoor planters as well.
Consider colors: If the main mixture of plants is going to be in varying shades of green, adding a pop of color with some brightly colored flowers in the center of the Geoplanter will add an unexpected dazzle of blooms in an otherwise traditional grow.
Contrast textures: Plants have different textures of leaves and blossoms – create more visual interest by pairing contrasting textures together. A plant with velvety leaves will stand off against one with smooth, broad leaves and the tufts of a plant like lemongrass will contrast nicely with the squat leaves of a succulent.
Enjoy your masterpiece! This is the most important part of the process – enjoy your creation and show it off to visitors! It took a lot of time and planning; don’t be afraid to show it off.
Geoplanter is available up to 48” x 96” - so go ahead and go big when you’re ready!
Have a hydroponic or garden supply store? Left Coast Wholesale has you covered with wholesale pricing available on the Geopot Geoplanter. If you’re looking for Geoplanters near you, call 800.681.1757 today to find a local Geoplanter retailer!
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For new gardeners, over- or under-watering are easy mistakes to make that can negatively affect the plants and cause them to wilt, reduce their yield, or even die. Luckily, irrigation has made it possible to remove this problem for a lot of growers, and systems like the Octo-Flow 8 Port Irrigation Manifold have made dialing in the right amount of water at the right time the easiest part of the season! With add-ons like the Octo-Flow Flexible PVC Tubing to help build out the system, your garden irrigation system can be completely built out with high-quality components.