Crafted of resin and natural materials, our Sussex Frost-Proof Resin Planters include a bottom water reservoir that helps established, well-rooted plants get the water they need to stay beautiful and healthy.
Frost-proof resin composite planters have the look of copper and are practical and durable, for use indoors and out. Use our Sussex Frost-Proof Resin Planters to add easy-care greenery to doorways, patio, deck or yard. They offer an expensive look at an affordable price.
Self-watering resin planters in three sizes Indoor/outdoor use: all-weather frost-proof resin design Rich look of copper without the expense Three versatile sizes for grouping options Bottom water reservoir keeps root soil moist for well-established plants (does not benefit new plants with shallow root systems)
Size Small 10" sq. x 16"H Medium 10-1/4" sq. x 19-1/2"H Large 13-3/4" sq. x 27-1/2"H
Large Sussex Frost-Proof Resin Planter
Medium Sussex Frost-Proof Resin Planter
Small Sussex Frost-Proof Resin Planter
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Comments about Product: I haven't planted flowers in the planters yet, but they are just as described. They are very nice looking and well constructed. I purchased the medium and large planter. The medium planter is very small. The photo is kind of deceiving. Just make sure you understand the sizes when you order them. I'm glad I didn't order the small one.
Love these planters
Comments about Product: I have the three different sizes in front of our main entrance to the house. I planted them with flowers and ivy dangling on 3 sides. They are gorgeous. THe copper color reflects the copper highlights on the stone siding of our house. Can't say much for the self watering as it's been raining a lot since i started using them. It's true that with the largest planter the water trough is the same distance from the ground as in the smallest, so it's not as effective. They look beautiful though, and I have gotten many compliments.
not self watering.
Comments about Product: I got all three, but the self watering feature does not work. the remaining water
sinks after a month or so.
Anyone really get this to work?
Comments about Product: First I put a piece of tubing in to make it self watering. I don't understand how it is "self watering" as sold. Then I planted a 3 year old Hydrangea that looked very much like the one in the pictures. Within 2 weeks the hydrangea has nearly drowned from too much water. I will be putting a smaller pot inside and planting annuals...not what I wanted. Any success stories would be appreciated.
Comments about Product: Contrary to the majority of reviews, I think these planters are awesome. I purchased all 3 for my front porch steps. The 3 together make quite the statement! However, there is no self-watering concept as advertised. The 2nd season, we drilled holes in the bottom sides to release the standing water. This made a significant difference. I did have to fill each planter to the top with soil which makes 2 of the 3 planters horribly difficult to move from step to step.
Looks great in the catalog
Comments about Product: Color is quite brown not the copper that I imagined so I was disappointed
Delivery was prompt and item was in good condition
Looks great but ? self watering feature
Comments about Product: The planter is too tall to make use of the self watering feature. I fit my own pot inside instead of filling the planter with dirt. I like the look and could find nothing else that compares.
Beautiful to look at but................
Comments about Product: Bought this for my front door (two). Was excited about the shape, height, and color. However, the self-watering aspect is a bit confusing. The resivour should be much closer. There were no instructions on how to add plants or the best way to get the benfits of the self-watering. I guess it would be me:(. I'm concerned about stagnent water in the bottom. Any suggestions from PH would be helpful for all of your reviewers.
Not self watering!!!
Comments about Product: As stated above, well made, heavy duty, strong BUT not self watering as advertised. There is a partition but it is too far away from actual plant to be effective. Also no way of adding additional water without removing entire plant & dirt. Had to design my own water adding system, (purchased tubing from home center).
Don't understand reason for black rubber plug on underside of planter.
I will use them BUT not happy with mis-representation of product. Not typical of Plow & Hearth products I have purchased in the past.
Sussex not-so-Self-Watering Planter
Comments about Product: I purchased two large planters (27 1/2 inches tall) and will use them as planters.
The color is accurate to catalog picture. The planter walls are 1/2 inch solid; sturdy, heavy and stable even without soil added.
I am disappointed that there is not a true self-watering system. The false bottom is 21 inches from the top to far for the roots to reach for effective watering. There is also no way to get water into the bottom without just adding water from the top - no separate tubing. I expected a way to water from the bottom with a tubing from top or access to the bottom.
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The Olla: A Brief History
Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.
When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.
The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.
Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!