Creating a beautiful indoor plant arrangement for a Christmas gift
At Christmas time its lovely to receive a gift that someone has taken the time to create themselves. So why not think about planting up an indoor display for someone you know?
Choosing your planter
There are many different types of planter available which are suitable for an indoor display. Garden Planters have sourced some lovely aged metal vintage style planters for a shabby chic look. For that extra special gift we have sourced a really stunning zinc pot surrounded by wire mesh and incorporating four candle holders. These make stunning table decorations when planted with a seasonal display or filled with a Christmas flower arrangement.
Choosing your plants
You could opt for traditional house plants for your gift such as streptocarpus, anthurium, begonia or the seasonal poinsettia, but I think a display of outdoor plants often works just as well and brings a bit of your garden indoors to be enjoyed at Christmas.
Winter flowering plants such as cyclamen, violas and pansies do well in indoor displays especially at a special time such as Christmas. As do winter flowering heathers and brassicas. Mix any of these with ivy or cineraria for a stunning display. All these plants come in colours associated with Christmas, so pick red and white cyclamen, green ivy and the pretty red berries of gaultheria or checker berry.
Planting your container
Use peat free compost and make sure there is plenty of drainage. A good tip is to use broken polystyrene pieces to help with drainage and reduce the amount of compost you need to use. This also makes the arrangement less heavy.
Lastly, it is worth remembering that most indoor planters can also be used as outdoor planters. Zinc and aged metal will weather, along with wood and terracotta but this only adds to create a timeless quality to enhance the design of your garden. So once Christmas is over the arrangement can happily live outdoors.
Whatever arrangement of plants you choose, a container planted by your own hand will make Christmas that little bit extra special for a friend or relative.