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Decorative Pots and Containers in Memphis

Nothing puts the finishing touches on an outdoor space quite like a well-chosen pot or planter. The right decorative vessel can harmonize with the colors and textures both inside and outside of your home or business, provide visual balance and even evoke a charming sense of surprise. Like the lamps in your living room or centerpiece on your dining table, container gardening can lend a dash of style and personality to your outdoor spaces.

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Where can I put decorative pots and containers?

One of our favorite aspects of using decorative pots and containers is you can use them in almost any location for a unique focal point in your landscape design. Whether you’re looking to add character to the front of your home or you want to make your backyard feel more cozy, there are a variety of pots and containers on the market to bring your landscape dreams come to life. A few of the most popular spots to place decorative pots and containers are:

  • In driveway entrances

  • Near front doors

  • On top of stone columns

  • As landscaping artwork

  • Through walkways

  • Around outdoor pools


What type of plants work best in pots and containers?

Decorative pots and containers are a unique way to add beauty and value to your home. However, it’s important to understand what type of plants will work best in large containers. In fact, you may even consider changing plants throughout each season. If you are looking for an extravagant statement piece, consider using trees such as Japanese maples, holly trees, boxwoods, or palms. For smaller areas, there are more discreet plants you can consider such as succulents, ornamental grasses, and colorful flowers.

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4 Tips for Using Decorative Pots and Containers

If you have never used decorative pots and containers in your landscape design, you may be wondering what you need to know. Luckily, our team works hard to provide each of our customers with the best tips and tricks for container growing. Decorative pots and containers are a great way to add beauty, character, and value to your home. Here are few additional tips to keep your container foliage in good shape:

1. Remember to water.

Without the proper amount of water and sunlight, your potted plants and trees will not thrive on their own. When you decide which plants or trees will work best for you, it’s important to do your research and understand exactly how to take care of them throughout each season of the year. When the team at Gurley’s helps you select pots and containers for your plants, we will give you great recommendations on how to properly water your plants.

2. Choose the right location.

Location is an incredibly important part of properly using decorative pots and containers in your landscape design. No matter the type of plant you choose to pot, you need to know which location will provide them with the best amount of sunlight and nutrients. If you are interested in placing decorative pots and plants in shady areas of your home, consider using low maintenance plants such as succulents.

3. Don't forget about drainage.

Drainage is one of the most important parts of properly potting plants. Without proper drainage, roots may rot and cause your plants to die. If you own a special decorative pot or container that doesn’t have sufficient drainage, you can simply make your own holes with a drill — just be careful not to crack the pot when drilling. At Gurley's, our team offers pots and containers that support proper drainage, making your container work easy. 

4. Hire a professional.

At the end of the day, it’s often a better idea to hire a professional to help you tackle the project of selecting and installing the perfect decorative pots and containers for your landscape design. Without the help of a professional, you may experience problems that will cost you even more time and money in the long run. Whether you are interested in large containers or quaint pots, we have a great selection for you to choose from at our nursery. 

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Decorative Pots and Containers at Gurley’s

Gurley’s Azalea Garden has a wide selection of decorative pots and planters in our nursery. If we don’t already have what you’re looking for, we can easily order something to fit your exact specifications. Contact Gurley's Azalea Garden at 901-203-5489, or fill out a form to instantly add some "flair" to your front and backyard with decorative pots and seasonal color.

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