All Things Gardening forum: Pots-Plastic, Fiberglass, Clay, Pottery, Metal, or??

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 3, 2012 2:24 PM CST
The bigger I need the lighter the pot for me. Add 80# of soil and large pottery can get really, really heavy! I prefer fiberglass for strength as they get moved around from here to there. Only the smallest plant get a pretty decorative piece of pottery. What is your potting preference?
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Cinta
Sep 5, 2012 12:35 PM CST
My favorite is the Fiberglass. Because I have severe winters I need something that can withstand the weather.

I can place them on the patio where most of my pots are used and never have to move them. I can leave them in place through the winter.
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lovemyhouse
Sep 5, 2012 1:03 PM CST
Whatever I can get my hands on cheap. Big Grin Big Grin
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Sep 5, 2012 6:37 PM CST
Mine are what I could get cheap also.
I tend to like plastic because they do not dry out as quickly as the terra cotta ones do.
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Sep 5, 2012 6:58 PM CST

A little of everything -- except have found metal just gets too hot.

plastic, pottery, terra cotta, fiberglass and whatever else comes to hand and looks OK. Oh and I have hypertufa too.

Although some say the porcelain tend to crack and break down after a few years, their beauty makes it worth it.

If I get 5 - 7 years out of a pretty pot that is OK.



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