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Planter Resource Inc

  • Fiberglass Planters

    This selection of modern and durable planters are made of 100% fiberglass. They are extremely lightweight and meet all weight restrictions for NYC rooftop gardens. Planter Resource works directly with factories overseas and designs exclusive sizes and shapes. Due to our large inventory and customization, we are able to accommodate all of our customer’s needs.

    Why Choose Fiberglass Planters?

    Fiberglass planters are beneficial for a number of reasons. Primarily, planters made out of fiberglass are preferred due to their lightweight yet sturdy construction. Lightweight planters are easy to move and rearrange in gardens, on patios, or on rooftops to change with the seasons or as desired. You can be sure with a lightweight fiberglass planter from Planter Resource that you are meeting all weight requirements set for New York City rooftop gardens, balconies, and terraces.

    If you choose to decorate your outdoor space with your beautiful new potted plants, you will want to be sure that they are protected. Fiberglass planters are weather resistant, resistant to UV exposure, and most importantly, frost resistant. Fiberglass is strong enough to withstand the elements without succumbing to rust, losing its color, cracking, drying out, or shattering. The strength of this material allows you to leave your fiberglass planters out in the rain and snow of the New York City Winters, and brightest sunny days of Summer (We can’t speak for the plants inside though! Please research the limitations of your live plants and take them inside as needed) Our fiberglass planters however are built to last season after season, allowing you to simply replant and reuse whenever desired without having to replace them. Even though most are pre-drilled, adding extra drainage holes is always a good idea. More importantly, make sure your planters are up off the ground slightly, this will promote proper drainage. We recommend using our “Pot Risers” for this application. They are 2”x2” rubber squares that go under each corner which will allow for proper drainage. This is a very important step in container gardening.

    Fiberglass Planter Treatments

    Our fiberglass planters are built to last season after season, allowing you to simply replant and reuse whenever desired without having to replace them. However, even though most are pre-drilled, adding extra drainage holes is always a good idea. More importantly, make sure your planters are up off the ground slightly, this will promote proper drainage. We recommend using our “Pot Risers” for this application. They are 2”x 2” rubber squares that go under each corner which will allow for proper drainage. This is a very important step in container gardening.

    Types of Fiberglass Planters

    We currently provide multiple different types of Fiberglass Planters, which are the following: Straight Sided Rectangles, Straight Sided Cubes, Round Planters, Tall Planters, and Urns.

    Straight Sided Rectangles, Straight Sided Cubes, and Round Planters

    These cube and rectangle shaped fiberglass planters offer sharp straight edges for a sleek and modern look. Choose from a smooth matte black and grey color, or a textured true stone look. We recommend cube shaped planters for their minimal and sleek design. They will be the perfect complement to any outdoor deck, balcony, rooftop, or terrace. They are also ideal to complement any modern indoor space. Browse our collection of cube shaped planters and rectangle shaped planters below.

    Tall Planters

    Planter Resource offers our selection of tall pots in tapered square shapes, tapered round shapes, straight sided tall squares, and tall U-Shapes. These can be used as accent pieces or can become the centerpiece of your landscape project wherever it may be! Our tall pots are available in black, white or grey to suit anyone’s garden or personal style. Use our tall pots for support on your tallest plants, anywhere in your home or business. Browse our selection below.

    Urns

    These stunning pieces of urns are an artistic, grand-scale, architectural element. With lovely detail, they are similarly as great shown alone or loaded up with your lavish plants. They more than 2 ft. tall, with select artful designs that flaunt the choice of artificial stone completion. Imagine a pair of our fiberglass urns flanking a doorway or a grand staircase. Our fiberglass urns are created with genuine fiberglass, and are reinforced with top notch designer touches, just as each piece is separately created by high quality craftsmen. Consider our urns, as they are perfect for your home or garden.

    Learn More About Us

    Planter Resource was Established in 1994 and has been a staple in the NYC Flower Market ever since. Over the years we have grown to be one of the largest suppliers of Pottery and Garden Supplies on the East Coast.

    With our 60,000 sq ft fully stocked warehouse minutes away, we pride ourselves in same or next day delivery throughout the five boroughs.

    Contact Us

    Are you ready to elevate your fiberglass planters to the next level? Call Planter Resource at 212-206-7687 or stop by our store at 150 West 28th Street for more information!

    At Planter Resource, we specialize in finding the perfect planter for your or your business’s needs. Browse through our selection of fiberglass planter shapes and designs and find the perfect planter for you.

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  • Garden Pottery

    Does Your Garden Pottery Need Drainage?
    Yes! We will always recommend the selection of drainage planters and pots, especially if you are testing the water in your watering capacity. It’s absolutely possible to render planters with a little finesse without drainage. It’s best to try to pour no more than 1/3 of the bottle capacity into the bowl. You may also line the bottom of the planter with lava rocks or anything close to create crevices for excess water to flow into. These methods will definitely help to reduce the chances of root rot.

    What About Planter Size?
    When we speak about plants, we sometimes refer to them in sizes or inches. This does not apply to the planter at all, but refers to the diameter of the planter pot in which it is grown. For example, a 4 “plant refers to a plant growing in a 4” diameter pot, regardless of the size of the plant — it comes in a 4 “high x 4” wide pot. These measuring criteria is used to manage variation of height and plant forms. A cactus that fits into a 4 “pot can be 1″ or 1 ft. tall. When choosing a pot, choose a pot that is 1-2″ larger than the current pot size if the plant is currently in a 10” pot or smaller. If your current pot size is >10”, choose a pot that is 2-3” larger in diameter.

    Should You Repot?
    Yes! It’s always a little fun to get dirty and, most importantly, it’s good for your plant. When you buy a new plant, it is possible that it has already overgrown. Overgrown plants look bright and new from the greenhouse, but without careful repotting, the plant would die in attempts to match the plastic jar you came in. Thus, repotting your plant also gives it a fresh potting mixture to grow in. Not only will the plant be able to sustain its existing height, but it will also be able to grow bigger. Initially, repotting doesn’t always mean going up a pot size. Repotting could mean changing the old potting mixture that has degraded the nutrients.

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  • Terracotta Planters

    If you’re interested in terracotta pots, we’ve got plenty of options.

    Terra cotta is a very popular form of pottery; it is a brownish-red material that is clay-based. It’s great for both outdoor and indoor plants. From basic terracotta pots to unique ones, we’ve got your plant needs covered. To decide the best option for your plant, take a look at the surroundings. Question what will look best for the plant and how the plant and its roots will spread. From there, you can decide what to choose. Consider our multitude of terracotta options and find what’s best for you and your plant.

    Terracotta Pottery In NYC

    The classic look of terra cotta is what so many other materials try to re-create. Terra cotta is made of baked clay. The porous nature of this Earth-based medium allows air and water to pass through the pot’s walls; this promotes healthy plants by minimizing the chance of root rot and overwatering. That can also cause the soil to dry out quickly, though, which means adequate watering is key. Also, the pot can flake and crack if water remains in the clay during freezing weather. Terra-cotta baked at higher temperatures is the most durable because the clay becomes harder and less permeable. For a high-quality pot that will last for years, look for an even, reddish-brown hue and thick walls.

    The following are the pros of terra cotta planters:

    Terracottas porous nature allows for air and water to move through the walls, preventing soil disease and root rot.

    Terracotta pots can be used for indoor plants and outdoor container gardening.

    Terracotta containers are great for Cacti, Succulents, and other plants that prefer drier soil.

    Terracotta is great for colder climates. The walls of the pots draw the water out of the soil to help the soil dry quicker.

    They’re inexpensive!

    They make a beautiful patina that just gets better with age.

    Our Terracotta Planters

    We’ve got standard pots if you’re looking for a standard one. However, we’ve also got unique terracotta pots such as the Garden Bowl. A bowl is a great option if your plant needs more room to spread its roots. If your plant wants additional room to spread out its roots, you may consider a Tall Pot. These are longer than the Standard Pot, so there is more room for the plant to grow out. We also sell Window Box planters, which are another unique and great option for your plants. These planters not only allow more room for your plants to spread out, but these planters allow you to plant more. With a standard pot, you typically can fit only one plant inside. But with a Window Box, you have more freedom to add in additional plants.

    Along with our Terracotta Pottery, we have a few saucers available for sale. The ones we have are Rectangle, Clay, and Glazed. These don’t have room for plants to grow out, yet they are excellent for displaying plants. Like our potted plants, these saucers can be tailored to a variety of sizes.

    What is Terracotta?

    Terracotta actually means “baked earth” in Italian. This is a perfect name, as that’s basically what terracotta is. Terracotta pots frequently appear with a reddish-brown hue. That’s an end result of the extreme temperatures and the iron within clay reacting to the acute warmth. These reactions produce the signature shade of terracotta pots.

    Terracotta is one of the oldest varieties of pottery. Archaeologists have observed portions of terracotta which are thousands of years old. Ancient terracotta was baked by being left under the sun to harden, however as technology has improved, potters began using kilns to bake their terracotta pottery. 

    The uncooked substances used to create terracotta pots are very abundant. It is clay blended with iron oxide and flux. There are many unique varieties of flux substances that may be used, providing different effects. The universal use of flux in terracotta pottery is to create a glass-like structure on the surface of the pottery. 

    Are terracotta pots similar to ceramic pots?

    Terracotta is ceramic, however, not all ceramics are terracotta. Ceramic refers to a hardened material that is formed from minerals and substances, which can be superheated to create a strong, hardened material. Terracotta pots use clay to form the ceramic, but there are numerous different varieties of ceramic, which includes porcelain, brick, stoneware, or even highly-superior substances for missiles and vehicle armor!

    Does it matter where I purchase my terracotta pots?

    Yes! Though it seems to be an easy process: blend a little clay, form it, warm it up, terracotta pots can range in quality pretty significantly. In addition to this, to an untrained eye, it may be very difficult to visually decide the quality of one terracotta pot as opposed to another. All of those elements must be cautiously balanced and calculated to make certain the very best terracotta pottery is produced. It is vital that the clay has the proper iron content, that it is formed in a manner in order to accommodate the plant and withstand cracking, and it is critical that the clay is heated to the correct temperature. If it is baked incorrectly, the pot might be brittle and weak. An expert-made terracotta pot can last for generations if well cared for.

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  • Types of Planters

    Types of Planters

    Wooden Plants
    Wooden planters are very affordable. They are available in a range of shapes and sizes. Wooden seedlings have excellent drainage. They are, though, strong and have the potential to rot.

    You can get wood planters ready for planting by using treatments such as chemical sealers, water-based preservatives, or linseed oil. Once you’ve researched the benefits of each treatment type, you’ll need to consider the longevity of your wood planter. Think about things like elevating your planter boxes on pot feet or small blocks of scrap wood if they will be sitting on a wooden deck or patio surface. This will prevent trapped moisture from affecting the underlying surface, and also create space for the containers to drain.

    Ceramic Planters
    Ceramic planters are offered in a wide range of styles, colors and sizes. They have better drainage than clay. They look pretty and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor decoration. They may be more expensive and heavier compared to other planter types, with poor drainage. Ask us about the best way to maintain your ceramic planter!

    Terracotta
    Terracotta planters are beautiful, but also delicate. You need to be gentle when using terracotta pots, especially when moving them to different locations or handling them in the cold.

    They may require more frequent watering than other non-porous pots, as terracotta pots are made of baked clay. This makes it super easy for water to pass through a pot that helps prevent root rot, but often means that you need to water your plant more.

    Our golden rule of thumb when using terracotta pots is to soak your pot prior to use it! Fill up a sink and soak them overnight or at least for 30 minutes prior to potting.

    Glass Planters
    Bring the outdoors in with our selection of glassware planters. Create a contemporary display of greenery with an array of terrariums, plant pots, planters and containers – ideal for cacti, succulents, ferns and moss.

    Metal Plants
    Metal planters look good and are available for a very cheap price. They have low ventilation, though, so they can overheat plants as well.

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  • Indoor

    Indoor Planters at Planter Resource NYC

    Indoor planters are a great option to bring some life to your indoor space! Apartment living has many benefits, but gardening isn’t typically one of them. Indoor planters can be a great solution for working out your green thumb inside your home.

    Factors to Consider for Indoor Planters

    Before you begin your indoor planting, there are a few key considerations to take into account.

    Proper planning before you start is key to success. You must consider the following:

    Light

    Plants need light. There’s no way around it. The leaves of your plant are like little solar panels. You wouldn’t hang a solar panel in your closet and expect it to provide energy, right?  Certain plants need more light than others, however. Take into account where you would want to display your plants and then consider the availability of lighting. Natural light is ideal, but you can supplement it with artificial lights if you have to.

    Water

    If you’re already interested in gardening it should come as no surprise that in addition to light, plants need water. It is essential. Water is the means through which your plants receive their nutrients. Using osmosis, the plant is able to absorb the water in the soil, carrying the nutrients throughout the plant. Without water, the nutrients cannot be absorbed and the plant will dry out and die. That doesn’t mean you can just leave the tap on over your plants. Over-watering your plants can cause just as much harm as under-watering.

    Air

    Plants do, in fact, breathe. Airflow is important to encourage transpiration. Transpiration occurs when water is evaporated from the inside of the plant. This process is necessary, but if the plant is over or under-watered, the process can be inhibited. Air helps keep moisture from building up on the leaves of a plant. If water lingers on a plant for too long, it can cause the plant to rot.

    Humidity

    Outdoor humidity isn’t easily influenced, but it is indoors. In general, the inside of your home is going to have lower humidity than outdoors. Cooling and heating systems in your home, remove the humidity from the air. With the exception of extreme climates, the air inside your home is drier than the air outside. This can be good or bad depending on the type of plants you are growing. If it is too moist, the leaves won’t dry and the soil can get waterlogged or even moldy. If the air is too dry, the water will evaporate from the soil before the plant gets a chance to absorb it. 

    Soil

    With indoor planters, you must be careful of your soil choice. You want to have a soil that has proper nutrients but is also loose enough for the roots to grow, the water to be absorbed, and air to pass through the plants. You must also consider the risks of pets that could grow in your soil, from bugs to fungus. For example, compost soil, though high in nutrients, can also be a breeding ground for bugs and mold. It is important, if using an indoor planter, to change your soil from time to time. 

    Potting

    Two of the more popular indoor planters are made from terracotta and fiberglass. Terracotta indoor planters are great for providing a classic look and a material that allows for breathability and provides temperature regulation because of its insulating properties. Terracotta does have some drawbacks, however. Because of its porous nature, it is susceptible to staining. Even though high-quality terracotta is quite durable, it can still chip and crack under stress. If these are problems that worry you, you may want to consider a fiberglass planter. Fiberglass still offers insulating properties and is more breathable than plastic or steel, but it is a bit more resilient than terracotta in addition to being lighter weight and stain-resistant. 

    Whatever your indoor planter needs may be, Planter Resource NYC will ensure that you are taken care of. We are pottery experts and carry a wide variety of designs and styles to compliment your plants and your home. Call us today and bring your home to life!

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