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!
It’s that time of year again – the holidays are in full swing, and the New Year is waiting to make a grand entrance. We took a look at what we’ve accomplished in the past year, and are pleased to say it’s been a lot! Besides customer events and staff parties, we brought new products to our already extensive properties – and they’ve all been excellent examples of the quality we proudly carry!
Agriculturalists have been using vegetative propagation throughout history so they could continue cultivating the plants that have favorable traits in their grow – these traits can be hardiness, size, and pest resistance. This is done by taking leaf cuttings from the desired plant and growing it into a new plant, this creates a clone of the original plant because this new plant will have the same genetic makeup. This form of cloning is favored by growers because it bypasses the seedling phase, allowing the plants to mature faster, saving the grower money as it allows for a faster turnover in sellable crops!
From soil to nutrients, it’s always better to have things on hand when the weather warms up to avoid needing to make multiple trips to the nursery. A lot of planning goes into a spring garden, even more so if it’s a commercial crop or a sizable grow. When working with this level, time is important to get everything set up and dialed-in on time, and getting those sprouts started, Stocking up on the essentials now means that much less time in the car, in a line, or waiting for delivery of the basics your garden needs.