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  • Fiberglass Planters

    Fiberglass Planters In NYC

    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. Pottery King 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 a Fiberglass Planter?

    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.

    There are really so many great things about fiberglass planters, but there are a couple of big reasons why everyday gardeners, landscapers, and professional growers prefer them. For example, the fiberglass garden containers are impressively lightweight, unlike metal pots or stone planters. It helps you to quickly push them about in the yard, in the pool, indoors, or on the roof.

    They are weather-resistant too. While dry and crack plastic pots, rusting metal planters, and splintering wooden containers, fiberglass pots and plantings are strong enough to withstand the elements. They’re rust-proof, frost-resistant, and shatterproof. That, of course, means that whether it’s snowing, raining, or bright and sunny you should leave the containers outdoors.

    Moreover, these robust planters do not lead to UV radiation. This allows you to add style to your garden, patio, deck, sunroom, kitchen or terrace using colored plantings without having to worry about the fading color or finish. Another explanation of why garden planters of fiberglass are the preferred option is that they are affordable. They don’t have to be updated every few years, either, saving you time! Needless to mention, the maintenance needed to keep your plant containers looking brand new is little to none.

    Longevity is one of the key qualities of fiberglass planters. Fiberglass is a tough material by itself. The result is much stronger by adding additional components, like plastic or polymer. When the components are combined, manufacturers can produce one of the most demanding gardening materials. This is why landscapers and garden lovers choose this material because they can survive extreme conditions.

    At Pottery King, 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

    Garden Pottery

    Wood Planters

    You may paint the planter if it is unpainted. Repeat when the paint is starting to fall off. Remember to choose one that is safe for plants. Expect to repeat the procedure every year if your containers are subjected to sun, rain, heat and frost.

    Cedar and redwood are known to have a natural resistance to insect and rot damage.

    Provide drainage – drill holes in the bottom of the pot if there are none or not enough. Add a layer of gravel to prevent holes from getting clogged with soil.
    Add a plastic layer inside the planter to protect wooden walls from moisture. Remember to cut holes at the bottom to allow water drainage.
    Place the container on the hard surface to isolate it from the ground and prevent rot.

    Choosing The Right Wood Planter

    Before you shop for wood planters, consider these points:
    Make sure you pick the pots made of durable wood like cedar, oak, redwood or teak.
    Will you paint them yourself to suit your design? Perhaps you prefer the convenience of finished planters.

    Durastone Planters

    Durability

    Concrete planters are long-lasting and environmentally friendly investments. Concrete is heavy and able to withstand elements such as wind or rain. You won’t have to worry about your plants being ruined or uprooted from getting knocked over. Our formula at Slick Rock creates a mix heavy enough to remain durable without being totally immovable. In addition, because concrete’s color is uniform, your planter won’t be any less visually appealing in the event of it ever getting chipped or damaged.

    Insulation

    We offer a variety of colors for you to choose from, but cement is typically lighter in color and better for the roots of your plants since darker colors absorb sunlight and heat. The density of concrete promotes insulation and will keep the soil surrounding your plants warm during cold weather. Thick walls create a barrier to prevent water leakage from planters, which would cause damage to your home, patio, or planter itself.

    Size

    For heavier plants and trees, concrete planters are ideal because of their weight and volume. Sizeable greenery requires a deep vessel to allow its roots enough room to grow without crowding. A large planter with an attractive design can expand the size of your garden drastically or provide the perfect juxtaposition to fill the empty space in your home. Compared to other materials, concrete creates a more elegant atmosphere perfect in any situation.

    Why Choose Garden Pottery?

    Garden pottery and planters are unique in that they are light and durable for a versatile solution no matter what your needs are. Our garden pottery are fade-resistant, chemical resistant, weather-resistant, and corrosion-resistant. Garden planters are an excellent choice to suit your indoor or outdoor needs due to their versatility and strength, and longevity. In an outdoor setting, your garden planters will not crack, fade or splinter in the harsh wind, rain, and snow of New York. You can also count on your fiberglass planter for resilience in holding and supporting large plants, especially with our selection of tall shapes. Fiberglass composition is ideal for housing even the most difficult plants that require the most care, as the potter itself will be extremely low maintenance. Fiberglass is resistant to chemicals and can withstand the specific soils, plants, or decorations within them. This resistance to wear and tear makes indoor and outdoor fiberglass planters an ideal solution for long term use. With their wide range of colors and shapes, we can help you find the perfect potted solution for your personal taste and style.

    In addition to their versatility, garden pottery from Pottery King is also quite easy to manage. Our tall options are as low maintenance, yet still elegant and beautiful. Fiberglass is known for its lightweight composition and its strength. Our garden planters are easy to transport and easy to clean, so let your creativity soar! Shifting your planters around to fit your design is a snap. With their lightweight design, you can also trust that your fiberglass planter will be gentle on surfaces, and safe for your outdoor rooftop or balcony garden. We strongly advise you to pay close attention to the weight limits and weight restrictions prior to setting up your outdoor garden or terrace and choosing your planter accordingly.

    Finally, our garden pottery are also great ways to promote privacy and social distancing. In times like these where being able to distance at a particular level is fairly difficult, our planters can act like markers between your clients and their friends or family. They also add privacy between businesses and consumers by establishing a personal barrier for both parties.

    Learn More About Us

    Pottery King was started in 1997 in a small outdoor storage lot in Coram, Long Island and was used predominately to supply our own store, Planter Resource, still located in the NYC Flower Market. After seeing a growing demand for our products of planter supplies, in 2002 we expanded into a 60,000 square foot facility where we began to supply local Landscapers, Garden Centers, Construction Companies, Nurseries, Growers, and Gardeners.

    We deliver weekly from the Hamptons to Manhattan. Last-minute deadlines and large quantities are no problem. Our warehouse is fully stocked of planter supplies and we offer same or next day delivery.

    Our garden pottery beautifully crafted fiberstone planters, cedar planters, glazed pottery, durastone planters, and more. Be sure to view the following garden pottery below, and contact us to get a quote.

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  • Terracotta

    Terracotta Pottery

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

    Our Terracotta Pottery Options

    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.

    What is Terracotta?

    Terracotta literally means “baked earth” in Italian. This makes sense as that’s essentially what it is. Terracotta pottery often takes on a reddish-brown hue, which is a result of the high temperatures and the iron in the clay reacting to the extreme heat. These reactions produce the signature color of terracotta pottery.

    Terracotta is one of the oldest types of pottery. Archaeologists have found pieces of terracotta that are thousands and thousands of years old. Ancient terracotta was left in the sun to harden, but as technology became more advanced, potters would use a kiln to bake their clay.

    The raw materials used to produce terracotta pottery are very abundant. It is clay mixed with iron oxide and flux material. There are many different types of flux materials that can be used, each with different effects. The overall use of flux in terracotta pottery is to create a glass-like structure in the pottery. This combines the materials together and creates a coating on the surface of the pot.

    Is Terracotta Pottery the same as ceramic pottery?

    Terracotta is ceramic, but not all ceramics are terracotta. Ceramic refers to a hardened material that is shaped from minerals and materials, which are then super-heated to create a strong, hardened material. Terracotta uses clay to form the ceramic, but there are many other types of ceramic, including porcelain, brick, stoneware, and even highly-advanced materials for missiles and vehicle armor!

    Does it matter where I get my terracotta pottery?

    Yes! Though it appears to be a simple process: mix some clay, shape it, heat it up, terracotta pottery can vary in quality fairly significantly. On top of this, to an untrained eye, it can be very hard to visually determine the quality of one terracotta pot versus another. All of these factors need to be carefully balanced and calculated to ensure the highest quality terracotta pottery. It is important that the clay has the right iron content, that it is shaped in a way that will accommodate the plant and resist cracking, and it is important that the clay is heated to the proper temperature. If it is baked incorrectly, the pot will be brittle and not last. An expert-made terracotta pot can last for generations if properly cared for.

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  • Events

    Whether you are planning a small corporate party, a luxurious wedding or anything in between, let us be your one-stop-shop for all your party planning needs. Last-minute event? No problem, our pottery supplier offer same day local delivery. Contact us to learn more and even receive a quote.

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  • Indoor

    Our indoor planters involve a variety of ceramic planters, baskets, and other natural pottery. Contact our pottery importers to receive a quote and design your home with some of the most unique pottery. 

     

    Indoor Planters at Pottery King

    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. Air flow is important to encourage transpiration. Transpiration what 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 plant. 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 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, Pottery King 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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