TOP YOUR POT WITH TUMBLED TERRACOTTA
You have a beautiful citrus tree and a beautiful pot, together making a perfect statement piece, but maybe there’s something to make it even better from a design standpoint and for water conservation.
Design professionals typically use under-planting to finish the look of a tree or tall plant in a pot. They might use Alyssum, Baby Tears, Lobelia, Creeping Rosemary or any other trailing or low-growing plant. During our current drought, we see more succulents being used, such as String of Bananas, String of Pearls, Hens and Chicks or Sedum as under-planting and as a living mulch. You can see these same plants in action as part of our video: How to Convert a Fountain to a Succulent Garden.
More recently, designers have moved beyond plants and have progressed to using tumbled glass in almost any color, moonstones and beach pebbles. At Eye of the Day, we are ALL about terracotta, so we have developed a new “pot topper” which not only looks beautiful, but helps maintain and control soil moisture in the container while allowing the surface of the soil to breathe (VERY important to container health).
This new product is Tumbled Terracotta, produced from Italian terracotta fragments, tumbled to soften the edges. Succulents, cactuses and aloes can also be planted between the pieces for a more carpeted effect further enhancing the design and beauty of container planting.
Our Tumbled Terracotta is available in pieces categorized into three sizes, small at $3 per pound, medium and large at $2 per pound. The next time you visit Eye of the Day, we’ll show you how using Tumbled Terracotta Pot Toppers adds beauty and practicality to your container planting.