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About H Potter

Opening in 1995, H Potter has been a family-owned staple of the gardening industry for the last 27 years. From delicate and artistic terrariums to towering and sturdy trellises, our goal is to spread a love for gardening and entertainment to our customer base. Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog, Happy Gardening!
Summer Maintenance for Outdoor Planters

Summer Maintenance for Outdoor Planters

Posted by H Potter on 25th May 2022

Summer Garden Care While the wait for spring time planting is at the forefront of every gardener's minds during the dreary final months of winter, summer is the crowning moment of all the waitin … read more
Where To Hang A Wall Trellis

Where To Hang A Wall Trellis

Posted by H Potter on 20th May 2022

Best Places To Hang A Wall Trellis Wall Trellises are a great way to add to your home decor, making a grand statement while providing a place for your climbing plants to grow up and around. Ther … read more
Tips For Urban Gardening

Tips For Urban Gardening

Posted by H Potter on 17th May 2022

Gardening In Urban Settings The modern world has seen a rapid decline in the era of homesteading and the gardener’s immediate access to large areas of gardening space. In this world, many garden … read more
7 Ideas For Garden Arbors

7 Ideas For Garden Arbors

Posted by H Potter on 10th May 2022

Ways To Use Your Garden Arbor Arbors are one of the most imposing additions that can be added to the garden. Their superior size, durability, and width makes them a dynamic piece of decor for th … read more
History Of Trellises

History Of Trellises

Posted by H Potter on 6th May 2022

A Brief History Of Trellises This blog article is the second in our series of brief history about gardening architecture and implements. In our last article we talked about the architectural his … read more
History Of The Obelisk

History Of The Obelisk

Posted by H Potter on 3rd May 2022

A Brief History of Obelisks The evolution of the obelisk in our human architecture has gone through numerous different civilizations and cultures to become the framed obelisks that we see today … read more
Container Ideas For Gifts

Container Ideas For Gifts

Posted by H Potter on 28th Apr 2022

Using Containers In Gifts Gifting can be quite an enjoyable experience for some, and a struggle for others. However, we all know the difficulty that sometimes comes with having a creative gift a … read more
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Keeping Deer Out Of Your Garden

Posted by H Potter on 25th Apr 2022

Dealing With Deer When it comes to dealing with garden pests, one of the most annoying is a furry little animal that might seem relatively harmless to most people outside of the gardening world. … read more
Planting Bulbs Now For Summer Splendor

Planting Bulbs Now For Summer Splendor

Posted by H Potter on 22nd Apr 2022

Ideas For Spring Bulb Planting As the spring planting season begins to get into swing for gardeners everywhere, the decision on what to plant in your garden becomes a pressing issue for many who … read more
Planters 101

Planters 101

Posted by H Potter on 19th Apr 2022

Planters For Beginners Planters are one of the most common elements in the garden, and tall planters are one of the most elegant ways to display smaller plants throughout the home. In this artic … read more
Designing Your Circle Garden

Designing Your Circle Garden

Posted by H Potter on 13th Apr 2022

Ideas For Designing Circle Gardens An exciting trend in the gardening world is the use of circular gardens that can surprisingly come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. Circular gardens … read more
Planting Clematis in Your Garden

Planting Clematis in Your Garden

Posted by H Potter on 7th Apr 2022

Trellising Clematis One of ours and our customer’s favorite flowering plants to grow in the garden is clematis. Clematis is a climbing and flowering plant that is known especially for its abilit … read more
Benefits To Vertical Gardening

Benefits To Vertical Gardening

Posted by H Potter on 4th Apr 2022

Vertical Gardening When presented with different methods of gardening, vertical gardening receives little attention despite its versatility in the world of planting. When aided by the presence … read more
Gardening In Small Spaces

Gardening In Small Spaces

Posted by H Potter on 1st Apr 2022

Tips For Gardening In Small Spaces In previous blog posts we have written about gardening in small spaces using window boxes and small planters, however, in this article we want to simply approa … read more
Where to Place Patio Torches

Where to Place Patio Torches

Posted by H Potter on 29th Mar 2022

Ideas for Placing Patio Torches It’s no secret that we here at H Potter are big fans of patio torches and the many ways in which they are formidable additions to the backyard and other outdoor s … read more
Best Climbing Plants For Trellises

Best Climbing Plants For Trellises

Posted by H Potter on 24th Mar 2022

Best Climbing Plants For Trellises Climbing plants add to the vertical dimension of the garden, providing a vertical complement to the rest of the garden, framing and funneling the attention int … read more
Spring Planting Season Is Here!

Spring Planting Season Is Here!

Posted by H Potter on 21st Mar 2022

Starting Spring Planting Spring Is Here! The first signs of warmer weather are beginning to appear as snow is melting and the days are getting longer. The end of March and the beginning of April … read more
​How to Style a Tall Planter

​How to Style a Tall Planter

Posted by H Potter on 16th Mar 2022

Gardening Style For Tall Planters Finding tall planters for the home and garden can often be a challenging endeavor. These planters are usually asked to fill a dual purpose, both of functionalit … read more
​Small Planters For Succulents

​Small Planters For Succulents

Posted by H Potter on 14th Mar 2022

Succulents & Small Planters While many gardeners spend their summer months outside in the seemingly endless expanse of their home gardens, the winter months or simply limited space can provide a … read more
5 Great Plants For A Window Box In Full Sun

5 Great Plants For A Window Box In Full Sun

Posted by H Potter on 11th Mar 2022

Full Sun Plant Options For A Window Box Window Boxes are a staple of gardening decor. However, while other gardening items can be placed throughout the garden, or in a spot that the gardener choos … read more
Best Flowers for Your Window Box Planter

Best Flowers for Your Window Box Planter

Posted by H Potter on 9th Mar 2022

Finding the Right Plants for Your Window Box Window Boxes are a fantastic way to spruce up the outside of your home by taking a drab window to the next level. If you are looking for some more info … read more
5 Tips For Making Plant Containers Count in the Spring

5 Tips For Making Plant Containers Count in the Spring

Posted by H Potter on 1st Mar 2022

Spring is go-time Springtime is one of the gardener’s favorite times of the year making it H Potter's favorite as well. With the disappearance of snow and ice, plants can begin to emerge from … read more
Trellises: An Alternative to Traditional Fencing

Trellises: An Alternative to Traditional Fencing

Posted by H Potter on 25th Feb 2022

Create Your Private Oasis with Trellises Here at H Potter, one of our favorite and our family of customer’s favorite gardening products are trellises. They can serve so many different functions … read more
How to Beautify Your Home With Porch Planters

How to Beautify Your Home With Porch Planters

Posted by H Potter on 23rd Feb 2022

First impressions are crucial. Your front porch or patio should be cultivated properly so that it will communicate the proper look and feel you want for your home. Adding Porch Planters In … read more
Window Box Planters for Any Home

Window Box Planters for Any Home

Posted by H Potter on 22nd Feb 2022

Instant Curb Appeal Let’s just face it, many of us don’t have as much space to garden as we would like to. For some, our backyards are only big enough for a small herb garden, for apartment dwel … read more
Why Patio Torches

Why Patio Torches

Posted by H Potter on 21st Feb 2022

Tabletop Patio Torches The patio should be one of the prime locations for a home entertainer to host guests during the warm summer months. We all love spending these summer evenings chatting and r … read more
Benefits of Flower Boxes For Windows and How To Choose

Benefits of Flower Boxes For Windows and How To Choose

Posted by H Potter on 18th Feb 2022

The window box is a terrific external design feature that is often disregarded when it comes to hardscaping. It may offer a distinctive touch to your home and make people take notice of your property. … read more
10 Tips for Decorating a Small Porch Just Right

10 Tips for Decorating a Small Porch Just Right

Posted by H Potter on 17th Feb 2022

Flipping through those home improvement magazines can be enlightening and even inspiring for amping up your home’s curb appeal. But, what if your porch is a bit tight and can’t quite fit all those por … read more
Tabletop Patio Torches

Tabletop Patio Torches

Posted by H Potter on 14th Feb 2022

Summer nights on the patio are best accompanied by the soft and wholesome light of a patio torch. In previous blog posts we discussed the virtues of the patio torch as a general addition to your porch … read more
Planting In Tall Planters

Planting In Tall Planters

Posted by H Potter on 10th Feb 2022

Tall Planters are an excellent addition to any outdoor or indoor planting space. For more info about the usefulness and aesthetics of planters check out our previous articles here and here. Th … read more
Flower Trellises - Transform Your Garden Into a Haven

Flower Trellises - Transform Your Garden Into a Haven

Posted by H Potter on 8th Feb 2022

There is a long tradition of using symmetrical objects to draw attention to particular features in the landscape. Simple but clever structures have been employed in many of the world's most beautif … read more
Decorative Candle Lanterns

Decorative Candle Lanterns

Posted by H Potter on 4th Feb 2022

Decorative Candle Lanterns If you’re anything like the average person, these last several years have probably not been the easiest. For some people it seems there's really no place to go to find … read more
Improve Your Curb Appeal With These 8 Tips

Improve Your Curb Appeal With These 8 Tips

Posted by H Potter on 1st Feb 2022

The interior of your home requires several elements in order for you to feel the most at home, from furniture to aesthetically-pleasing decorations. However, no homeowner should allow their home’s … read more
Large Terrarium Wardian Cases

Large Terrarium Wardian Cases

Posted by H Potter on 31st Jan 2022

Large Terrarium Wardian Cases Nearly 200 years ago, the wardian case was created by passionate London based botanist Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward. After an accident led to the survival of a germinated f … read more
7 Decorative Elements to Bring Your Back Patio to Life!

7 Decorative Elements to Bring Your Back Patio to Life!

Posted by H Potter on 27th Jan 2022

Decorating your home will not only impress your house guests, but even impress you and your family on a daily basis! These features can make everyone feel remarkably comfortable, more relaxed, and … read more
The Timeless Allure of Metal Garden Trellises

The Timeless Allure of Metal Garden Trellises

Posted by H Potter on 24th Jan 2022

Creating symmetrical structures to highlight key aspects of a garden is an idea that is deeply rooted in history. Many of the most beautiful gardens ever created used simple, yet ingenious, structu … read more
Growing Roses On Obelisks

Growing Roses On Obelisks

Posted by H Potter on 24th Jan 2022

Choosing to Grow Roses I don’t think it's an overstatement to say that Roses are the king of flowers. These magnificent blooms are often the first thing that we think of when somebody mentions flowe … read more
​Arbor Trellis Arch for Roses

​Arbor Trellis Arch for Roses

Posted by H Potter on 21st Jan 2022

Arbor Trellises for Roses Arbors are a monumental addition to nearly any person’s garden. The sheer size makes a well-crafted and designed arbor a focal point of a garden, whether it’s serving as a … read more
Trellising Climbing Roses

Trellising Climbing Roses

Posted by H Potter on 18th Jan 2022

Climbing roses are a favorite among many gardeners for their durability, long lifespan, and gorgeous blooms. As their name would suggest, these roses love to climb, creating a fantastic vertical di … read more
Tall Planters As Versatile Space Fillers

Tall Planters As Versatile Space Fillers

Posted by H Potter on 15th Jan 2022

Tall Planters As Versatile Space Fillers For many gardeners, the options of garden beds, planter boxes, and window boxes are commonplace. These different ways to enjoy magnificent blooming flower … read more
Terrariums for Sale: Terrarium Care Tips

Terrariums for Sale: Terrarium Care Tips

Posted by H Potter on 13th Jan 2022

Air plants, mosses, ferns, succulents, and many other types of plants will flourish in a terrarium when given the proper care and attention, which, when you grow them in one of our terrariums for s … read more
Hanging a Wall Trellis in Stucco

Hanging a Wall Trellis in Stucco

Posted by H Potter on 11th Jan 2022

Hanging a Wall Trellis in Stucco Wall trellises are a fantastic way to add a touch of grace and character to the outside walls of your home. Climbing plants thrive with the presence of the vertical … read more
Plants for Terrariums

Plants for Terrariums

Posted by H Potter on 9th Jan 2022

Terrarium Plants Terrariums have been an H Potter classic since we founded our business. These glass boxes have covered a wide breadth of designs and sizes over the years. Today terrariums rem … read more
Trellises: Buy or DIY?

Trellises: Buy or DIY?

Posted by H Potter on 7th Jan 2022

Trellises are a longstanding staple of a gardener’s tool kit, used to beautify their garden or add some simple functionality. Trellising can serve a number of different purposes, whether they are only … read more
Planters for Your Entryways and Outdoor Spaces

Planters for Your Entryways and Outdoor Spaces

Posted by H Potter on 3rd Jan 2022

Where is that place around your house that could use a little extra greenery, or maybe just a little extra pop? Perhaps that spot is on the front steps, right outside your front door, on the pat … read more
Hanging a Wall Trellis on Masonry

Hanging a Wall Trellis on Masonry

Posted by H Potter on 1st Jan 2022

In our last Metal Wall Trellis article we explored the wonderful uses of wall trellises and how to mount a wall trellis in a wooden or aluminum based wall stud construction. If you are mounti … read more
Metal Trellis Decor Ideas for Your Outdoor Living Spaces

Metal Trellis Decor Ideas for Your Outdoor Living Spaces

Posted by H Potter on 30th Dec 2021

Looking for a certain something to add extra character to your outdoor living spaces but not quite sure what your design could use? Consider a metal trellis from our online collection - you’ll be p … read more
Hanging a Wall Trellis on a Wooden House/Wall

Hanging a Wall Trellis on a Wooden House/Wall

Posted by H Potter on 29th Dec 2021

Everyone has that wall or fence in their garden or outside their house that simply put, is just blah. It’s not like there’s anything necessarily wrong with this wall or fence, but is there anyth … read more
Heavy Plants: The Need for Obelisks

Heavy Plants: The Need for Obelisks

Posted by H Potter on 27th Dec 2021

The Focal Point: Towering Vertical Yard Art Every gardener knows the struggle of heavy climbing plants. Simply put, towering plants can become an eyesore when they are left unattended or without … read more
PLACING MY METAL ARBOR TRELLIS

PLACING MY METAL ARBOR TRELLIS

Posted by H Potter on 24th Dec 2021

Your garden is a personal space, a space where you go to escape from daily toils to retreat and find peace. The tranquility of plants and greenery offers solace for the soul. As your garden grows so w … read more
The Perfect Gifts for Plant Lovers

The Perfect Gifts for Plant Lovers

Posted by H Potter on 17th Dec 2021

Make Shopping for Plant Lovers Easy Plant lovers are a special breed of person. They’re the ones who wake up extra early and stay up extra late to tend their gardens. Their fingers get dirty, and th … read more
Front Porch Planters to Liven up the Front of Your Home

Front Porch Planters to Liven up the Front of Your Home

Posted by H Potter on 8th May 2021

First impressions are everything. When your friends, family, and neighbors come to visit your home, the first thing that will grab their attention will be your front porch or patio. There are … read more
Why Your Garden Could Benefit From A Metal Arbor Trellis

Why Your Garden Could Benefit From A Metal Arbor Trellis

27th Apr 2021

As you shop around, looking for new ways to decorate your home, garden, and patio area, you are probably looking for something that truly has an impact. You want something that stands out, but … read more
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Accenting Your Home and Garden with a Rose Trellis

19th Apr 2021

Roses are beautiful, classic plants that exhibit a lot of variety in color, size, growth patterns, and overall appearance and character. From vibrant, bright reds to glowing whites and even bo … read more
A Guide to Keeping Glass Terrariums

A Guide to Keeping Glass Terrariums

12th Apr 2021

Do you consider yourself a person who enjoys the relaxation and reward of growing your own plants in pots, planters, or in the garden during the summer months? Are you one of those who are not … read more
How to Decide What Type of Plant Trellis You Want

How to Decide What Type of Plant Trellis You Want

9th Apr 2021

A beautiful  plant trellis full of healthy vines and blooming flowers makes a fantastic addition to anyone's garden. We can see why anyone would be interested in adorning their home gar … read more
How to Keep Succulent Plant Pots Indoors

How to Keep Succulent Plant Pots Indoors

31st Mar 2021

Over the past several years, we have seen succulents make a great rise in popularity as home and office plants. Succulents are such beautiful and resilient plants that we can't say we are ver … read more
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Benefits of Keeping an Indoor Herb Planter

26th Mar 2021

We cannot say this with any more certainty, but everyone has something to gain from getting their own  indoor herb planter. Everyone. Herbs are so easy to grow and add a noticeable impr … read more
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Advice for Keeping a Beautiful Window Planter Box

23rd Mar 2021

A window planter box can be a great way to decorate the outside of your home so that it can be seen by anyone passing by. As beautiful as you may have made your backyard garden, its beaut … read more
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Brighten Your Home with Greenery and Tall Outdoor Planters

20th Mar 2021

Never underestimate the power of tasteful placement of decor. The slightest changes in a setting’s scenery, decor, and ornamentation can produce an entirely different air. Consider how a beaut … read more
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How to Decorate Using Outdoor Candle Lanterns

17th Mar 2021

With so much stunning imagery of decorative candlelight during festivals and parties, it's no wonder we still employ this traditional form of lighting today. While they are no longer a necessi … read more
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How a Flower Box on Your Window Can Transform Your Home

13th Mar 2021

When it comes to things of uncommon beauty for your home and garden, we’re specialists. That’s why we’ve designed and produced so many unique and beautiful designs for your indoor and outdoor … read more
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Ideas For Decorating Your Window Planters

11th Mar 2021

When considering all of the ways that you can decorate the outside of your home, you may come up with the idea of using  window planters to show off your tastes to the world. You can us … read more
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Why Would You Want a Wall Trellis?

8th Mar 2021

If you have spent a good amount of time exploring all of the possibilities for decorating your backyard or garden, then you have likely already run into garden trellises. They make a beautiful … read more
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Flower Boxes for Windows: Care and Maintenance

4th Mar 2021

Do you live in an area where you don’t have access to a garden or common grounds, but you simply love greenery? Are you in an apartment without a porch that doesn’t give you the ability to gro … read more
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Finding the Right Porch Planters

26th Feb 2021

It can be fun decorating your porch for all the world to see and appreciate, especially when you are used to keeping your backyard garden presentable, but expect fewer people to see your effor … read more
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Improve Your Outdoor Space With The Best Hanging Planters

23rd Feb 2021

Sometimes it can be difficult to find an elegant way to decorate the outside of your home while embracing the natural flow of your house or outdoor area. To utilize space around the home many … read more
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5 Ideas for Decorating Your Window Sill Planter

16th Feb 2021

For the plant lover with little lawn or garden space to spare, a  window sill planter is the way to go. Celebrate plantlife with vibrant leaves, flower petals, shrubs, and berries right … read more
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8 Stand-Out Metal Trellises to Fall in Love With

9th Feb 2021

You may have seen some more practical, basic types of garden trellises meant to support your growing climbing plants, but it’s likely you have not seen many that stood out and transformed this … read more
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Designing with a Metal Garden Trellis

6th Feb 2021

If we love one thing, it’s knowing that every day around the country there are countless homeowners and gardeners who are putting our high-quality decorative and functional fixtures to work ar … read more
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Growing Ideas for Large Terrariums

25th Jan 2021

A large terrarium can be a beautiful and interactive fixture for your indoor space. With one, you’re not just limited to adding greenery and little bursts of color to your home - keeping … read more
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Clematis Care: Location, Nutrition, A Clematis Trellis

19th Jan 2021

The name Clematis actually refers to many different species (and cultivars) of a climbing flowering plant in the genus of the same name. These climbing, flowering plants hail from the far East, a … read more
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Great Ways to Decorate with Our Tall Planters for Outdoors

13th Jan 2021

By now you’re probably already no stranger to the idea that H Potter is uniquely situated to offer you truly unique decorative arrangements, solutions, and ideas for your home and garden. When … read more
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Caring for Roses with a Climbing Rose Trellis

5th Jan 2021

Roses are beautiful, truly wonderful plants that reward countless gardeners with hours upon hours of rewarding recreation and beautiful blooms every year. Their pleasant green foliage, often f … read more
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Our Metal Outdoor Side Tables Make a Difference!

29th Dec 2020

A  metal outdoor side table might not be the first thing that stands out to you in the scene of a setting, but it sure can be the accent that completes it. The larger and more impressiv … read more
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Terrariums for Sale: Unique Design Ideas and Care Tips

21st Dec 2020

If you’re in the market for terrariums for sale, then you picked the right place to find them, you’re in luck. You’re also in the right place to learn all about their care, and even get some … read more
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10 Plants That Will Thrive in Our Window Flower Boxes

10th Dec 2020

While everyone knows that our window flower boxes are ideal for growing flowers and they will expand the amount of space you have at your disposal, not everyone is so quick to experiment … read more
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Simple Ways to Elevate Your Outdoor Space

23rd Nov 2020

Any form of home improvement can be an exciting way to elevate certain aspects of your home. With our selection of products, we make this easy for all of our customers to do without having to … read more
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The Virtues of a Copper Planter

7th Nov 2020

For those looking for a unique way to add some color and character to the exterior design of their homes, our copper window planters will do the trick. Beautiful on their own with nothing in t … read more
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Balance Form and Function with a Trellis from Our Shop!

28th Oct 2020

Many of the unique gifts that we sell for your home and garden are designed not only with visual appeal in mind but also with function. We place the highest emphasis on quality, and all of our … read more
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Add a Little Greenery to Your Life with Window Planters

13th Oct 2020

If you are pressed for space but love the enjoyment and relaxation of growing plants like flowers and herbs, you are not alone. Many people around the country live in urban settings where spac … read more
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Using Tall Outdoor Planters to Craft a Gorgeous Patio

10th Oct 2020

Do you feel as though your patio is missing something and want to improve the way it looks and feels? Before you decide to make any substantial changes, you might want to consider adding a lit … read more
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Uses for and Care of a Glass Terrarium

22nd Sep 2020

Here at H Potter, we offer a myriad of unique and functional decorations for your home and garden. All of our unique creations are handcrafted to our specific requirements from high-quality ma … read more
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Caring For Your Succulents Indoors

12th Sep 2020

Succulents make beautiful options for plants to have in your home. Not only do they retain a unique look, but they are also guaranteed to brighten up any area you decide to place them. As with … read more
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Use Terrariums for Decorative Purposes

9th Sep 2020

If you’re ever on the search for something that will amplify your indoor space using your plants, you can never go wrong with  terrariums. For garden lovers, you may have come across t … read more
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Design Inspirations for Tall Planters

27th Aug 2020

An innumerable quantity of elements goes into your home decor and your vision for home design. It’s nearly impossible to limit the scope of your design inspiration to one or two different feat … read more
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How To Create The Perfect Terrariums Today with H Potter

8th Nov 2017

Terrariums are home and garden accents that come together as a perfect do-it-yourself (DIY) winter projects. If you’re new to the terrarium territory, a terrarium is usually within a sealable glass co … read more
Summer Foliage Consider an H Potter Piece Today

Summer Foliage Consider an H Potter Piece Today

2nd Jun 2017

With summer officially just a few weeks away, it might be time to refresh your outdoor decor, changing your plants or changing the location of your planters.  The rich copper tones in many H Pott … read more
Gardening Under Glass - World of Terrariums Wardian Cases

Gardening Under Glass - World of Terrariums Wardian Cases

1st Jun 2017

As spring comes to an end and summer is ushered in, might it be time for a little peace and tranquility?  Many of us enjoy our time outdoors with flowers, gardens and entertaining, yet how often … read more