But it’s important to note that the type of pot you choose for your outdoor plant will have a major impact on its health. According to research by Australian gardening supplies store Northcote Pottery, 61 per cent of us can’t tell the difference between indoor and outdoor pots.
“Picking the right pot isn’t just about style and design, it’s also important to consider the functionality of the pot and how you’ll be using it in your garden,” says Melissa King, horticulturalist and Northcote Pottery ambassador.
“Outdoor pots are designed with holes in the bottom to allow the potting mix to drain freely. On the other hand, [decorative] cache or cover pots don’t have a hole at the bottom, so the plant is placed inside the cover pot in the original black plastic pot,” adds Melissa.
“Plants [in this set-up] need to be removed before watering to allow the water to drain completely. Consider self-watering options if you want to make watering your container garden simple.”
So, what kinds of pots are best for your outdoor plants? Here Melissa shares her top tips: