The beauty of the more recently fabricated pots is their
lightweight construction, which makes them easy to move.
Additionally, the resin and fiberglass varieties require
Although terracotta, clay, and ceramic pots look attractive,
there are distinct disadvantages involved in their use.
First, it's necessary to remove the earth from these
pots before winter, or the soil will expand and potentially
crack the container. Second, additional cosmetic upkeep
may be necessary. For example, I used old whiskey barrels
for many years, which required regular staining.
Regardless of the material, it's essential to drill
several holes in the bottom of the pot to facilitate
drainage. This can easily be done using a power
If you live in a climate that experiences four seasons,
keep in mind that the bigger the pot you choose, the
more winter protection you'll provide for the plant
due to the greater amount of earth surrounding the roots.