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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re interested in terracotta pottery, 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.
Terra Cotta 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 a 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 make a beautiful patina that just gets better with age.
Our Terra Cotta 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. The 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.
Types of Planters
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 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 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.
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 planters look good and are available for a very cheap price. They have low ventilation, though, so they can overheat plants as well.