I’ve noticed that it’s getting harder to find terracotta containers here for the balcony garden. Curious.
The two largest nurseries in the city don’t seem to carry them any more. The nursery where I purchased my large terracotta troughs last year (that I’m using for vegetable gardening), just cleared out all of their stock. What’s going on?
My balcony containers are hypertufa, cement, granite and terracotta. I like the warm feel of terracotta. I like how it absorbs moisture. I like it’s colour and texture. I like that it gets heavy when it’s been watered. I like that you have to be careful with it and deal with it before the big freeze hits in the fall. To me, a terracotta pot is an intrinsic part of gardening.
Two of the small, local run nurseries that I frequent still have a bit of stock. So I scored two more large troughs to expand the vegetable garden. Looks like they might be my last.
And these three beauties pictured below were part of a recent blow-out sale at another nursery. I think they had been in the store a while, full of dust and filled with plastic plants. But, behind the grime was the beauty of clay. These pots have a gorgeous shape and a rough, textured finish. They are ready for real soil, plants and water.
A perfect celery pot don’t you think.