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Large Ceramic Outdoor Planters

Large ceramic outdoor planters are a wonderful way to accent your flower garden. Put them anywhere, and their style and color illuminates the area in a bath of beauty, complimenting the flowers within. Tall or short, wide or narrow, these ceramic planters enhance an area in a way that can only be described as magical. Check out myriad of color and size options in this vast collection.

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This large ceramic planter has a a finish with many shades of blue and artisan glaze for shiny effect. It’s available in three sizes: large, medium and small to choose. It will be perfect for outdoor and indoor space.

A stunning planter that sports the colorful finish of the structure and is more than enough for elevating the look of your setting, since it is just as suitable for the outdoor setting as it is for the indoors.

These beautifully crafted pots are the original decoration of the garden, but also the interior. Beautiful floral prints give them a unique style. They are innovative and very functional at the same time.

Outdoor planter made of solid and stylish ceramic materials in blue color. It is resistant to excessive wear and mechanical damage caused by different factors. Blue finish of this element is suitable for different gardens and other outdoors.

Set of 3 large jars for indoor and outdoor use. Perfect as vase or pot. Suitable for residential and commercial premises. Adds elegance for each place.

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A decorative large and tall garden urn for plants. It is made of ceramic in greyish tones with greenish accents looking like damp patches. This barrel-shaped urn is decorated with thin convex horizontal stripes around and has 4 small lugs.

Our advice Buying Guide

The use of large ceramic outdoor planters is an incredible way to add stunning focal points throughout a garden. In urban areas, gardens may be series of planters that are set up on roofs and terraces. Most people assume that ceramics must only be used indoors. However, they are not just a beauty to behold, but they’re also made to last! As a matter of fact, they are less likely to crack during the winter season.

What are large ceramic outdoor planters made of?

Large ceramic outdoor planters are made from outdoor-ready clay that’s been glazed, and then fired to high temperatures to make them tough and hardy. What we love most about large ceramic outdoor planters is the sheer breadth of styles and colors available. The effects vary including drip, multi-colored, and crackled. Because of ceramic planters, it’s now so easy for you to incorporate stunning and elegant pieces into your garden – with or without flowering plants planted inside them.

How to find the best ceramic outdoor planters?

The easiest way for you to find a good ceramic outdoor planter is by keeping a few things in mind like the following:

  • Know Your Roots. It’s important for you to familiarize the root system of the plants you’ll be putting inside large ceramic outdoor planters. For those that have small root systems, you can opt for the planters that have short bases. Otherwise, you’ll need planters that are deep to house complex root systems.
  • Sizes. Planters are like the shells of hermit crabs – they are just temporary hosts. You need, therefore, to consider several sizes of ceramic planters so you can easily upgrade to larger planters as your plants grow.
  • Financial Cost. Large ceramic outdoor planters can be cheap and cheerful or decorative and expensive. Set a budget for your planters, but still make the design and quality of your planters your priority.
  • Product Life. Think about your planter’s longevity if you need. For short-term projects, you’d want an affordable ceramic planter. Looks won’t be important as well as you’d just be disposing of it very soon. If you intend to use the pots for a long-time, the design features of large ceramic outdoor planters will matter. You’d also want to invest in extended durability as it means less consumption of resources.
  • Exposure. Do you plan to place the large planters in an area that will be exposed to the sun? Will they be under the sun all day? Also, how strong are the breezes in your area? Large ceramic outdoor planters dry out faster compared to garden soil, but certain exposures can exacerbate the situation. Choose the ceramic planters that are extra resilient to ensure you don’t experience any breakage.
  • Watering. Will you be able to water your plants every day? If so, then you can skip this section. Otherwise, opt for a planter that has a reservoir or drip tray. You wouldn’t want to stress out a plant from the lack of water as it may not be able to recover.

The old-fashioned, antique garden planters that are on display in temples and palaces are made of ceramic for a good reason: large ceramic outdoor planters can withstand the test of time and still look stunning. Enhance your garden’s look today with the use of some of the best ceramic planters available!

Find Large Ceramic Outdoor Planters. Large ceramic outdoor planters are a wonderful way to accent your flower garden. Put them anywhere, and their style and color illuminates the area in a bath of beauty, complimenting the flowers within. Tall or short, wide or narrow, these ceramic planters enhance an area in a way…

Outdoor Pottery: Our Beginner’s Guide

When it comes to outdoor pottery, the options in color, texture, shape, and size are almost limitless. With so many choices, finding just the right container to complement your home, your style, and your plants can be an exciting but difficult choice to make. Here, we offer a few tips to help make it a lot easier.

Decide Between Bright or Neutral Colors

Outdoor pottery comes in a wide array of colors. You might choose a favorite color as an accent for your doorstep or patio. Or instead, you might consider choosing neutral colors, especially for large pottery that’s a prominent part of your outdoor space. For one, neutral colors like slate gray, black, white, and shades of brown are timeless. They blend seamlessly with their surroundings and continue to complement the overall look of your home and landscape even as seasons change and design trends come and go.

And rather than drawing attention to itself, neutral pottery allows the rich textures and colors of the plants and flowers to take center stage. As landscape designer Karen Richards explains, the container is the vessel – the plants are the real stars of the show. Plus, a brightly colored pot – like a vivid red or blue container – may leave you feeling limited on your choices as you select the plants for it during each season. Neutral pottery gives you much more freedom in the design – trying all kinds of interesting combinations whether it’s spring, summer, fall, or the holidays.

Consider the Exterior of Your Home

If you decide to go with a neutral color, be sure to take into consideration the exterior colors of your home. Karen says that while it’s not necessary to exactly match the brick or paint color of your home, it’s usually best to stay within the same color family. If your home is gray, you might like the look of pottery in shades of slate, black, or white. If your home features shades of warm brown or red, then a brown or deep burgundy pot might be a better choice. And she points out – like a dark page in a photo album – darker pottery showcases the plant material nicely. Our collection of matte black pottery is a favorite – its slate color has a way of letting the pot fall into the shadows. And it provides a subtle contrast to any outdoor flooring.

Find Your Style

After selecting your color, the next step is to decide on an overall style. Our outdoor pottery collection features a wide array of shapes, forms, and decorative detailing. Typically, round pots have a more traditional feel, whereas square and rectangular shapes look best in more contemporary settings. Within these two main categories, you’ll find pots that are narrow or wide, short or tall, glossy or matte, smooth or textured. If you’re concerned that sticking with one color or shape is too boring, try mixing in a couple of containers with different textures or silhouettes for an easy way to make the pottery assortment feel more thoughtful. You might start with a base style that has a smooth finish, then add a pot or two with ribbed detailing or an exaggerated lip.

Choose a Material That Works for You

The material the pottery is made of – whether its glazed ceramic, fiber clay or fiber cement, terra cotta, concrete, or plastic – factors into your design choice as well. Each material has its own look and feel within your landscape, but there are practical considerations too. Our glazed ceramic and concrete planters are durable and frost-resistant which means they can withstand the winter outdoors. They’re also heavy – a bonus in windy locations. But, if you anticipate moving the container often, a lighter-weight (but also frost-resistant) fiber cement pot might be what you’re looking for. Terra cotta pots should come inside for the winter to avoid cracking, but their classic color is warm and natural – a great choice for warmer seasons outside. And the clay’s porous nature is the best choice for dry-loving plants like cacti and succulents.

Err on a Larger Size

When selecting a container – especially one featured in the front of your home – we recommend choosing larger rather than smaller. As with all elements of your landscape design, a proper sense of scale in relation to your house is important, and your finished container arrangements are a part of that unity of design. Small containers tend to disappear into their surroundings, whereas a large pot – along with the larger plants that fill it – makes a prominent and dramatic statement as neighbors pass by and guests approach your home. For her clients, landscape designer Ann Wickenhauser recommends pottery that’s at least 24-36 inches in diameter – then goes up from there based on the space.

As Ann points out, taking care of your plants is easier with large containers too. Big pots allow for more soil volume and lots of room to grow big, healthy root systems. And they don’t dry out as quickly as small pots, so you won’t need to water as often. Having that consistent soil moisture through the summer leads to healthier, more beautiful plants too.

Welcome the Season with Blooms

To neighbors passing by, nothing is more appealing than a big front step planter, overflowing with gorgeous blooms and plant textures. If you’re thinking of adding a beautiful new container combination to your outdoor space, spring is the perfect season to start. Stop by the Pottery Yard and take a look – you’ll find lots of inspiration. Or shop some of our favorites online at Mulhall’s To-Go for drive-through pickup. And if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for in our online shop, give us a call to let us know how we can help.

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