If you have a spacious home, the use of plant stands can be a versatile and flexible addition to your home decor. They can, of course, be used in smaller rooms too, but it is in spacious areas of a home that indoor planters and plant stands can be used most strikingly and effectively. The combination of plants, planters and stands can add another dimension to your living space. The living decor, in the form of foliage and flowering plants, or of miniature trees and shrubs, can be as varied as you wish, with such a wide choice of indoor plants available. Once you combine them with both planters and stands, the combinations open to you are almost limitless. It can never be an excuse to say: "I can`t find any plants, stands and pots that fit in with my home decor."
The first place to consider is garage sales. I have come across plant stands by the hundreds when I go out to garage sales and the best part is they are extremely cheap. You can have great finds with home décor items like this at garage sales and they are definitely an original piece of furniture that I would bet is rare if it is a truly good find. The only worry that I have come across is the condition. I would just make sure there is no rust or visible damage. I have come across some plant stands with water damage and rust damage and it would not be worth buying if it is falling apart. Unless the damage adds some sort of character to the stand that is not going to leave rust stains on your carpet, by all means ring it up. Most plant stands at a garage sale should run you around $5-$15 depending on size and material it is made out of.
Digging up your perennials for winterisation can be beneficial for other reasons. When flowering decreases or the plant starts to die out in the centre, it ought to be divided to stop it from dying out. This means you can kill two birds with one stone. It will also give you extra plants to make decorative displays on plant stands for next year. Some tender perennials such as lavender or rosemary like a period of dormancy in winter. It may be better to keep these in the garage or shed. They won`t enhance your indoor space so there`s no point keeping them in ornate plant stands, pots and holders. They won`t freeze but will stay dormant. Just don`t let the pots dry out. Some plants will not enjoy rooms with central heating; it will be a shock to their system and dry them out too much. If this is the case, you may find that it would be better to care for them outside.
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