Container gardening is hot, and the use of decorative pots is even hotter. In some cases, the pots have become even more important than the plants inside them. One growing trend is matching the pot color with the color of flowers or foliage. Although a great idea, this can get expensive if you have lots of plants. Here's an alternative.
Iris pot covers are Italian-made, colorful fabrics that stretch over and fit snugly around pots. They're available in a variety of colors including fuchsia, turquoise, lilac, and beige. The synthetic fabric is machine washable and mold resistant. Covers come in small, medium, and large sizes, with saucers that fit under the pot. They fit on 4-, 6-, and 8- to 10-inch-diameter pots. Simply stretch the cover over your pot and saucer to create an instant designer container to match your beautiful flowers.
For more information on these new pot covers, go to: Kinsman Company.
Article published on February 22, 2006.