Vases & planting bowls


Vases and plant bowls are wonderfully suited to decorate various rooms but also outdoor areas. Combined with flowers, grasses, artificial plants or other decorative elements, they are a beautiful eye-catcher.

Would you like to learn more about the different applications of plant trays and vases? Read on here...

Vases & bowls as decoration

Whether office, shop window, domestic windowsill or balcony, they are all enhanced by cut flowers, planted flowers and other potted plants. These decorative elements bring a touch of life and can be perfectly integrated into the ambience. An important aspect of decoration is the choice of the right vases and bowls. Just like the frame for the picture, the vase and bowl for the plant is not only a container but also part of the effect. A harmonious concept can put any plant in an even better light and round off any decoration. Here you will find many useful tips for choosing and caring for all the containers for your plants.

Decorate with vases and bowls

Plant bowls and vases offer numerous decoration possibilities. In the outdoor area you can decorate excellently with plant bowls or even a floor vase. On balconies or terraces planting bowls also find their place and bring a green summer atmosphere into every ambience. In the house itself, vases made of ceramic or glass can accentuate the cut flowers and enchant with their own decoration. If metal vases are hammered into the right spot, they can also enhance the decoration.

Plant bowls as decoration

Which vases do you need?

The types of vases are mainly determined by the flowers they contain. It is advisable to have a few vases of each type in order to be able to place the desired decoration in all the desired places. In addition to a few standard vases, which are relatively low and wide in shape, there should be a few ball vases and tall vases in every household. Bottle vases round off the assortment. The decoration of these vases should depend on the rooms in which they are used. For more serious occasions, it is also a good idea to have a vase in black in your household. A floor vase is also suitable for the entrance area as a first eye-catcher.

Flower vase pink

Which vases for which flowers?

The vase should be based on the flower it contains. For long-stemmed flowers such as tulips or the tree branches that are particularly popular in spring, you will need a large vase that provides sufficient support for the stems. For roomy, full flowers such as dahlias or gerberas, a spherical vase is suitable because it allows the bouquet to spread and cover a wide area. Wider vases are suitable for bouquets because they can keep them in shape. Lastly, there are bottle vases. These are used especially for single flowers or small arrangements.

What vases for tulips?

Tulips are long-stemmed, beautifully shaped flowers that come in a variety of colours and require a tall vase. Since they are usually placed in the vase together with their leaves, they are best displayed in a glass vase. In addition, you can easily read the water level in a glass vase, because tulips need large amounts of water. A sufficiently high tulip vase gives support, because this type of flower also grows in the vase and needs a little support to keep its head up until the end of its flowering.

How do you clean vases?

The right cleaning is important for every flower vase, because flowers can only be shown to their best advantage in clean vases. To prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, the inside of the vase must also be thoroughly cleaned. For vases with a large opening and a wide diameter, this can be easily done with a soft brush, a cloth and soapy water. Narrower vases must be cleaned with appropriate tools such as a bottle brush or cleaning beads. Rice can also be used as a scrubbing aid. For stubborn stains, tooth-cleaning tablets or baking powder can provide the necessary penetrating power, while vinegar essence helps with calcification. In any case, you should bring a little patience and sufficient caution so that the vase can soon shine again.

Vase or planter?

Both vases and planting bowls have some advantages that make them great decorative items. Vases impress with their versatility, because depending on the season, the flowers displayed in them can be changed at will and very easily. Many flowers are also more suitable for cutting and vases than for planting bowls. In return, you can enjoy an implanted flower for a long time and can nurture and care for it. Apart from occasional watering, only a little fertilisation with fertiliser sticks is necessary.

What materials are available?

Plant bowls are usually made of thick ceramic or earthenware. Depending on your preference, they can be glazed with different colours or present a matt, natural look. There are also bowls made of stainless steel or other metals. These bowls are hammered and polished to give them a noble appearance. Depending on the material and processing, a beautiful, noble patina can be formed. A planting bowl made of concrete or plastic can also be an eye-catcher.

Which flowers for planting bowls?

Numerous flowers are ideal for planting bowls. They can stand on their own or be combined with each other if the bowl provides sufficient space. Pansies, petunias, perennials, sunflowers, sunflowers, purple bells, strawberries and golden angels are just a small selection of possible plants for the planting bowl in spring and summer. For the winter months, the decorative bowls can also be planted with perennial plants such as heather, so that you can enjoy a bit of green in the cold months.

Noble planting bowl with flowers

Plant trays in different colours

Metal planters come in a variety of fine patina shades, which blend in particularly well in a classic ambience. Ceramic bowls can either be kept in earthy tones to create a natural atmosphere or be brightly coloured and catch the eye. However, their colour should harmonise with the blossoms of the planted flowers or form a clear contrast.

Forms of planting bowls

Planters are available in numerous shapes. If a planting bowl is oval, it offers enough space for two plants placed side by side. A round planting bowl is particularly suitable for a single, space-consuming plant. If a planting bowl is angular, it is particularly suitable for use on walls or as multiple, beet-like decorative elements placed next to each other.

How do you plant plant trays correctly?

Plant trays have a water drainage hole on the underside. Place a piece of pottery on top of this hole so that no soil is washed out. Fill the pot with expanded clay for drainage, place a fleece on top and fill the pot with potting soil. Then form a large enough hole in the earth for the flower, whose roots you then cover with soil. To stimulate root growth, do not water centrally, but at the edge of the planting bowl. A little fertilizer, for example in the form of sticks, perfects the planting. If you have more than one type of flower planted, make sure that the plants get along and form a harmonious picture.