Thanks to large pots, a bit of color is brought into the urban space. From the beginning of spring until late autumn, you can admire beautiful flowers. When the temperature drops below zero, and frozen plants need to be removed, the question arises, what to do with urban pots for the winter? Transport and store them? Or rather not move them and only protect the pots from cold? Both solutions have advantages and disadvantages. However, are these the only possibilities? In the case of Gianto pots, there is one more option. Leave the plant conatiners in their place and create an unusual Christmas decoration.
The transport of large urban pots requires, first of all, financial expenditure, and second of all, storage space. Both aspects will grow at a dizzying pace with the increasing number and weight of pots being transported. You must also take into account the risk that they may be damaged while traveling to the warehouse. However, the stable temperature and the roof overhead will allow all pots (regardless of the quality) to wait out the coldest months in an unchanged way.
The second option is to leave the urban pots in their place and make sure that the frost during winter does not harm them. Resistance to cold and unfavorable conditions mostly depends on the material and quality. The winter period will be difficult for wooden pots to survive. There is no doubt that you will have to plan an appropriate impregnation in the spring to keep them looking good. In the worst case scenario, you have to reckon that they can decay. Those made of poor quality plastic, if left to frost, probably, will not survive until the next season. Metal counterparts will be prone to rust, but this can be dealt with by painting. Pots made of architectural concrete and polyethylene are best prepared for the winter. They are not afraid of frost or snow.
When you decide to leave your city planters outside for the winter, consider adding some Christmas decorations. Thanks to this, empty containers will gain an additional function. They will become a Christmas decoration, meaning you will be able to kill two birds with one stone! Moreover, you will save on transport as well as on a place for storage and you will avoid the risk of damage, pleasing the residents with an original decoration. Additionally, as soon as the weather permits, the pot will be ready for spring flowers. Thanks to this, your city will start to impress with colors the fastest of all.
A live Christmas tree in a pot in public space is not as common as it used to be. This is most likely due to the greater care requirements than in the case of their artificial equivalent.
However, a natural Christmas tree always draws attention, and a container for urban plantings is a great place for spruce. Why? Gianto pots are large enough to plant a medium-sized conifer, and their depth allows it to be placed in the ground with a root ball. Thanks to this, you will successfully plant the tree in a different place after the Christmas season. It is a win-win situation.
Nature is beautiful in itself, so a live Christmas tree in a pot will look good even in the sauté version. However, to follow the tradition, it is worth decorating the tree so that it becomes a real queen among the city decorations. No idea how to do it? You can look for inspiration on our blog or take some advice from the residents. If there is more than one pot in your neighborhood, plant a conifer in each and leave their decorations to schools or organizations, sports groups, etc. Then you will get a unique gallery of Christmas decorations.
The second solution is extremely convenient and will surely decorate the area for many winter seasons. For Gianto pots with a diameter of 80, 95 and 120 cm, you can choose a dedicated cone-shaped TerraChristmas cover that will resemble a real Christmas tree. Despite the fact that the Christmas decoration is based on a strong steel structure that has been densely braided with high-quality garlands, it remains light. Also it allows for assembly without the use of heavy equipment, which is required for other urban decorations.
The cover placed in the pot makes a great impression as the twigs slightly bent away from the cone. Thanks to this factor, the cone tree does not resemble a perfect geometric figure aymore and takes on a more natural character. It only takes a few moments to install it – the cone is anchored to the ground in the pot.
This solution is simple and effective, the Christmas decoration will not tip over due to winter wind and it will delight residents throughout the whole Christmas season.
Gianto pot covers have another siginifcant advantage that cannot be overlooked. They will adapt to your needs and ideas. Together with an experienced account manager, you will be able to create your dream cone tree that best suits your surroundings. Take the reins of designing Christmas decorations and decide on:
- garland color – choose classic bottle green or one of the bolder options: red or white,
- decorations – the cone tree can be decorated with baubles of any color,
- lights – to make the Christmas decoration also noticeable in the evening, it is worth adding LED Christmas tree lights to it, according to your preferences, they can have a warm or cold color.
Although light, white openwork constructions are not what comes to mind when you think about Christmas decorations, when combined with Christmas lights, they can impress everyone. For this reason more and more such Christmas decorations appear in public space. These can be large figures or smaller accents. If you want to know more about it, see our post on openwork decorations.
For winter, Gianto pots can be decorated with such subtle elements. You will have a choice of an openwork Christmas tree or a hemisphere. The method of assembly is very similar to the aforementioned covers for pots – they are anchored to the substrate left in the plant container. These are not all advantages of this solution. In addition to its amazing appearance, the translucent structure allows sunlight to enter the interior. Thanks to this, if there are evergreen plants in the pot, they will not be completely deprived of light.
It has been known for a long time that solutions combining several functions assure the greatest savings. This is the case with the Gianto urban pots that are left outside for the Christmas season. Choose one of the options: a live tree, a cone tree or openwork covers from the TerraChristmas collection and enjoy additional Christmas decorations. This way, you will not have to invest in additional seasonal decorations and organize transport or storage space for them.