Colorful Talavera Planters
Spending a lot of time at home in the outdoors lately due to COVID 19? We all are! And what better time to assess your outdoor surroundings and update it with an added splash of color and interest in your patio and porch pots. Talavera planters are just the perfect additions to your outdoor design.
These artistic designs originate from Talavera de la Reina, in Spain. It is a form of Mexican and Spanish pottery that is traditionally used in ceramic flowerpots and vases, decorative wall art and dinnerware. The pottery was brought to Mexico by the Spanish in the first century of the colonial period. It became highly developed in Puebla, Mexico because of the availability of fine clays. Churches and monasteries in the area began to use the colorful tiles in décor. Today, the Talavera pieces are made with the original, 16th-century methods. Luckily, some things never change. I spotted a large collection at Lindley’s Nursery and Garden Center in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Owner, Debbie Pell informed me of their immense popularity and unlimited diversity in patterns and colors.
They are whimsical and bright to help update any outdoor décor. Children are especially attracted to the colorful patterns. It’s a great way to get them interested in flowers and plants!
For more information on Talavera planters, contact your local nursery and garden store or your local UF/IFAS agricultural extension office and bring the fun outdoors!