Terra Cotta Flower Pots
The classic terra cotta flower pots immediately bring to mind that warm brick-red colour associated with restored Federation houses. Although the word terra cotta has come to mean a colour, it actually is a porous clay rich in iron. Once fired in a kiln, it turns into that glorious rich colour we know so well.
Yardiac has recently added a range of lovely terra cotta pots which have been specially fired to provide a water tight finish. Glorious in their washed finishes, these would look spectacular in any backyard setting. Add terra cotta pot feet to establish good air circulation for the roots. Depending on the plants you are intending to put in, you may or may not need saucers eg citrus hate wet feet and the terra cotta pot you put them in could do without a saucer but pot feet would be essential.
Literally translated, ‘terra cotta’ means baked earth. It can be made into tiles, flower pots, planters, kitchen implements and of course, garden accessories. Nowadays, terra cotta flower pots come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on your needs and tastes. Herbs and succulents always look great teamed up with terra cotta, as do the beautifully scented citrus trees and bougainvillea. If you are worried about the porous nature of terra cotta, you can now get a spray that you can coat the flower pot with to solve that problem.