If you are considering getting a bathtub planter, it is a good idea to consider how you want to landscape the area around the bathtub. A lot of people do this with a concrete bathtub, but it is possible to landscape your clawfoot tub with flowers. Using a flower planter will add an element of interest to your tub area. Your bathtub is one place where you can be a little creative. Your bathtub planter can be something as simple as a bouquet of flowers or it can be more elaborate such as a birdbath or a pool. It is your bathroom, so go all out!
When you decide that you would like a bathtub planter, you need to think about how you want to landscape the area around the tub. For example, if you have a clawfoot tub that is in an oak bathroom, you will want to use a wood coping and then add a border of dried flowers to the bottom of the tub. If your tub is freestanding, you could just use a sturdy support rod above the rim and then climb up the sides of the tub. This would create a sort of “instant waterfall”. Another option is to add an ornamental tubular support rod and then use that as the backdrop for a planter. You could also add a border of dried flowers along one wall.
If your bathroom is painted a color that is not normally associated with the color of your bathtub planters, such as red, you might consider a bold contrasting paint. You could use red trim around the edges of your clawfoot tub planter and then paint the entire thing red. This will make an interesting focal point. On the other hand, if you have a bathroom painted a neutral color such as white, you might want to go with a more delicate style of landscaping flowers.
Scrap materials such as shells from your bathroom’s countertops can be used on your bathtub planter. Place a small sculpture here and then cover it with a layer of moss. This will help keep pests out of the tub while creating a surface that will hold water. Don’t worry about using large shells; small ones will do just fine. A smaller round sculpture will be more impressive.
Many people like to plant flowers in their garden planters. This works well in most cases, but you might find that it is more appealing to place a flower planter in your bathtub instead. In this case, you will need to choose something that is specific to your bathtub and your bathroom. Perhaps you have a clawfoot tub that matches your clawfoot bathtub, or maybe it is a different material altogether. Either way, the key is to make sure you select something that complements both the existing furniture and the planter that you select.
Other common plants to place in a garden planter are herbs, shrubs, and trees. All of these come in many shapes and sizes, and they can all add an element of design and beauty to your bathroom. When selecting herbs, you can choose those that grow close to your home or those that have lovely fragrances to them. If you are trying to create a relaxing atmosphere in your bathroom, consider adding scented herbs such as lavender, chamomile, and Rosemary to your garden. They will not only add color and scent to your garden, but they will also offer healing properties to any skin problems that you may have.
There are some important factors to keep in mind when planting your bathtub planter with flowers. Since you want your tree to be a focal point, you should place it somewhere where it can receive direct attention. It should be in a location that allows you to view it from every angle possible. Placing the tree in a corner or up against a wall is a great option, but remember that flowers can become high maintenance if you are constantly trimming them.
If you have decided that you would like to decorate your bathtub planter with a tree, remember that there are several different styles to choose from. These include single stem, double stem, and even free-standing planters that have the option of being placed on the ground. Which style and type of tree you choose depends entirely upon your personal preference and what better way to celebrate than by displaying your artwork in an elegant and unique way?