As early as humans started to understand how plants work, they started to settle in permanent communities and developed agriculture. Understanding the needs of various plants, also meant that they were now able to sustain a plant within a container that can be moved around. The first evidence of container gardening dates back thousands years back into ancient history. At first, the people in Greece, China, India, and Egypt used them to grow edible or medicinal plants. The first pots were made from clay. Back then, clay was the equivalent of today’s plastic. It was cheap, easy to use, and available virtually anywhere. However, the use of garden pots for decoration didn’t become popular until the Renaissance period in Italy, when people started displaying them in their gardens and balconies for aesthetic reasons and also to bring a piece of the countryside into their cities.
So, why am I telling you all this? Well, there are actually several reasons. First of all, I have pet allergy and the only living organisms in my apartment besides myself are my cactuses, or cacti, or whatever, and a spider that lives in the corner of my living room window and maintains the fragile eco-system, that is my apartment, by hunting all the flies that try to get inside. OK, to be honest, the spider just moved in one day, and I decided to go along with it. However, I got the cactuses (cacti) because I wanted to add a piece of nature in my small flat flooded with technology. I know that a bunch of cactuses (cacti) isn’t much, but it’s just enough to give me that sense of oneness with nature. What can I say, I’m a really humble person.
Anyway, about a week ago, I accidentally knocked my cactus pot off my window and it fell down and shattered in a million pieces. Luckily no one was hurt, and since I live on the second floor, all my cactuses (cacti) survived. And this brings me to the whole history lesson on garden pots. As the pot was falling down I had a flashback from one of my favourite books “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and the whole bowl of petunias part. And it got me thinking about life, the universe and everything, and the fact that I now need a new garden pot. So, I got online to look for garden pots Melbourne wide, and that’s when I did the “research” on my little history project.
Though don’t really know what the point of this whole story is, my cactuses (cacti) are now safe in their new environment and I’m planning on expanding my collection. One thing I learned, is that if you need garden pots Melbourne wide and all sorts of other garden stuff, the easiest way to get them is by ordering them online and take your time considering all the options and the know-hows about gardening.