There are not many things in the world more relaxing than a garden. From waterfalls to birds, the natural environment is an obvious choice for meditation gardens, church sanctuary areas, and backyard escapes. Using planters to create a peaceful area can be a simple way to design the perfect escape. Since minimization of the interference of man with nature is the goal, hanging planters, glass planters, and fountain planters are all great ideas. Some information on the mentioned planter ideas is listed below.
There is a reason that the Hanging Gardens of Babylon is one of the seven wonders of the world. Plants around you is one thing, but plants hanging above you provides a wondrous feeling of comfort, protection, and being surrounded by nature at its most glorious. A simple way to use planters to create this peaceful setting is by hanging them in small pots above the rest of the garden. Erecting wooden lattice is one way to create the area from which to hang the plants. However, wire and wrought iron, preferably painted in a lighter tone, like white, also provides great hanging area. Wicker is another idea, although this gets trickier to deal with, particularly where rain is concerned. Consider adding plants overhead when designing a peaceful atmosphere.
There is a place for planters that stand out in their own right; however, the peaceful meditation garden is not that place. The visitor to this garden should feel as though he or she has walked into untainted paradise. Large or overly ornate planters can ruin this effect immediately. However, glass is transparent, so in a way the planters almost disappear into the backdrop of the rest of the garden. If you’re trying to create a peaceful abode where one can be united with nature, pray, meditate, or simply enjoy a cup of tea, glass planters are likely one of your best options.
Another option for creating a peaceful and natural environment with planters is to use fountain planters. Usually, the tops of these planters provide the flower bed portion of the planter, and then beneath that is a water fountain. Since the sound and appearance of cascading water instantly adds tranquility to any location, it’s a great idea to add these to an outdoor sanctuary. Essentially, the planter looks like a fountain with flowers growing out of the top. This provides a seamless look to the area without interrupting the natural landscape; in fact, the fountain actually adds to the naturally calming environment.
There are many ways to use plants and planters to create a peaceful outdoor retreat. Whether you’re creating a Zen meditation garden or a prayer garden, you can use a wide variety of colors, plant types, and designs to achieve the desired effect. However, the three best ways to ensure seamless cohesion with the environment and limited interruption of the natural feel of the area is to use hanging plants, glass planters, and fountain planters.
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