A Range of Zinc Containers for Your Garden
Flora Select stocks a superb range of galvanised zinc containers, from cube planters and rectangular troughs to flared and squared towers.
With its gleaming finish, zinc is a material with strong contemporary appeal and these pieces are ideal for modern settings, from private gardens to more public spaces such as bars, restaurants and offices. Bold and daring in style, with sleek clean lines, the containers are available in lustrous silver or striking black finishes.
Likewise, troughs are ideal for lining paths or seating areas. Cube pots are available in sizes from 30 litres (30 cm square) to 220 litres (60 cm square) while troughs are available from 20 litres (50 cm length) to 100 litres (80 cm length). Window boxes are longer and lower than troughs and also available in a variety of sizes to suit different windows.
Tall squared towers and flared pots make spectacular statement pieces when placed in entrances or other strategic locations. The tallest towers are 80 cm high, with square towers holding 125 litres and flared planters holding 120 litres. For those wanting to introduce a softer element, tall squared pots with a curved base are an interesting and attractive alternative. Stackable planters are also available for situations where they are not on permanent display and need to be stored conveniently at other times.
Get The Formal Look
Box is a traditional choice of planting and complements a formal look, but many other planting arrangements work well to different effect. Bamboos give strong structure and the softness of grasses contrasts well with the hardness of zinc and squared shapes of the containers.
Phormiums, with their striking leaves in different colours, and hostas, with their elegant variegated patterns, are also good planting options, while the silvered coloration of Mediterranean herbs such as lavender, verbena and wormwood enhances the containers’ shiny finish.
These containers are made from steel that has been galvanised, or electroplated, with zinc. The process of galvanising prevents rusting and means that pots can be used outdoors in all weather conditions. The containers are also lightweight and can be easily moved as required.