The word cache-pot comes from the French word cache-pot, literally translated as "hidden pot." Such decorative vessels do not have drainage holes in the lower part, and this is their main difference from such landing containers as flower pots. A pot with a plant is installed inside such a product.
The history of the cache-pot is related to the traditions of decorating the premises with various decorative cultures in ancient China. Clay and porcelain masters made original vases, which were decorated with painting. Unfortunately, such vessels mentioned did not differ in durability, therefore French masters figured out how to hide an unpretentious flower pot in a beautiful container called a cache-pot.
Rules for choosing a house planter
In recent years, very beautiful flowerpots have been used more and more often for growing domestic flowers, in which curly or cascading highly decorative indoor plants look especially impressive.
Flowerpots for home plants should be properly sized and sized. For massive plants with large foliage, deep containers are best suited, and for small ones, wide and low should be used.
Each pot for growing plants in a home must have drainage holes:
- Ceramic with one hole. This feature is characterized by the porous structure of the material, allowing excess moisture to evaporate.
- Plastic products must have more drainage holes. In addition, landing containers may have small legs.
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Types of flower pots
Decorative landing containers are in demand not only in the interior of an office space or at home, but are purchased on the street, for the purpose of decorating home gardens. When choosing them, it should be remembered that until recently this type of small architectural form was made of stone, metal or gypsum, and is installed outdoors. Most often, such flowerpots did not have any utilitarian value and were sometimes used as a flower bed or flowerbed, but recently they are increasingly being replaced by lighter planting tanks, which differ in a very attractive appearance.
Before choosing the most suitable option, you must clearly determine the location and varietal characteristics of the flower, which is supposed to be grown. To date, this category of goods can be represented by four main varieties:
- rooms of a classical, simple or stylized type, made of polymers, natural or artificial stone, wood;
- street - differ in larger sizes, which allows you to plant plants in them exclusively in street conditions. They can be plastic or concrete;
- decorative options are most often used in areas very limited in size;
- designed to decorate the entrance areas of the cache-pots are the most popular and are used on poles or stands and as ground structures.
In recent years, landing containers of an unusual shape have been increasingly used to decorate the interior and landscape decor. Cache-pots can be a kind of square or rectangular shape, in the form of animals.
Dimensions are one of the main conditions when choosing a pot., and their volume directly depends on the area of the room or plot intended for the cultivation of the selected plant. To focus on a specific area or to emphasize the general beauty of the site, it should be remembered that the geometric shape capacity and large square flowerpots are optimal for designing a zone divided into separate groups, and unusual ones will be appropriate in modern compositions. Classic options are more suitable for traditional sites.
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How to choose a cache-pot for the street
Modern street planters fit perfectly into almost any decor. They are made on the basis of natural or natural materials in the form of ceramics, stone or clay. In recent years, the manufacture of boxes or wood has become increasingly popular.
Clay is a very plastic material and it is possible to obtain decor items of the most amazing form from it, but for durability such material must necessarily be coated with a special glaze. The stone allows you to give garden pots special grandeur and monumentality, and such designs decorated with curly ornaments look very rich. A cheaper option would be a concrete pot made of cement.
Metals are also used to make landing tanks, but such a structure cannot be placed in direct sunlight. The most spectacular are cast iron and brass, zinc and steel street flowerpots of geometric shape, coated with waterproof paints or special enamel.
The most budgetary option for a garden pot is considered to be plastic varieties, which, in addition to low prices, are lightweight and can be installed on almost any site. Currently, manufacturers produce plastic imitations of natural materials on the leg and without it, which makes it easy to choose the most suitable option for the existing style of landscape design.
Best ampel plants
Vertical gardening is very popular not only in domestic gardening, but also among foreign amateur gardeners. It is very difficult to choose the best flowers that will look perfect in a cache-pot. Nevertheless, most amateur gardeners give preference to flowering or decorative foliage ampelous plants. All kinds of combinations of flowering ampelous plants and vines are very effective in decorating the interior and landscape space.
Tips & Tricks
In each category, pots of different price categories and functionality, shapes and sizes are produced. For growing plants with long and flowering shoots, not only hanging pots, planters and containers, but also small baskets are very well suited. Such a spectacular design can be purchased or made with your own hands, having studied a master class or showing your own imagination.
You can use the additional decoration of the cache-pot. This method is used in the following cases:
- pots are not combined with the appearance of the plant;
- the presence of chips, cracks or spots on the outer surface of the container;
- lack of funds for the purchase of designer or too expensive flowerpots.
In this case, decoration is carried out with coconut fiber or acrylic paints. Sisal, beads, shells, glass or pebbles, buttons, small twigs or cones, sequins, rhinestones are suitable for these purposes.
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To date, herbariums and natural means of decor are gaining popularity again, therefore, natural materials are used as the basis for eco-decoration planters. Decoupage is still very popular, especially in demand in the design of interiors in the Baroque and Classicism, as well as the style of the Mediterranean or Provence. In any case, you need to know a sense of proportion, and adhere to the basic general rules of design.