Terracotta is such a classic choice for garden pots. It has been used in pottery for millennia, and today there are designs available to suit all styles and budgets. The pots’ warm, earthen color palette is due to the type of clay used to make them. Though terracotta looks great when new, it gets even better with age. Over time, pots develop a mellow patina that adds character to the garden, and perfectly complements foliage and flowers. The word terracotta literally means ‘baked earth’ in Italian. Originally pots were baked in the sun or an open fire, and today the manufacturing process is still very simple. This makes it low energy and sustainable. However, while using terracotta plant pots has many benefits, the material also has a reputation for cracking in frosty weather. This eventually results in them breaking. Why do terracotta pots crack in the winter? Terracotta is by […]
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