“STACKERS” Offer New Option for Container Gardening
Container gardening has bloomed as city-dwellers, seniors and others with
little or no yards joined the ranks of the more than 91 million households participating in
lawn and garden activities, as reported by the National Gardening Association.
Natures Distributing Self-Watering Stacking Planters offer a unique and
useful tool for residents with little outdoor space.
“The wonderful thing about our Stacking Planters is that they can be used indoors or out, or suspended or freestanding. The uses for our planters are limited only by the gardener’s imagination. The design makes it easy to produce beautiful floral displays or to grow herb or miniature gardens.”
Stacking Planters are available in sets including three tiers of pots, one tray and a hanging chain with a built-in swivel for easy rotation.
Specialty sets ranging from two to nine tiers are also available. The planters can be hung up to five tiers high or left freestanding up to ten tiers high.
Natures Distributing Stacking Planters feature a unique shape with three planting areas per layer.
The levels interlock and provide tiered planting areas around the entire pot. When stacked these planting areas allow enough room for plants to thrive, allowing for many plants to be grown in a compact area.
The Self-Watering Stacking Planters are the newly patented version in the line, available in 12″ sizes. Each layer has a water containment area that is separated from the soil by the newly patented water-saving smart grid.
The grid rests on the sides of the pots and captures the water that tries to escape down the sides of the pots and redirects it to the water containment area.
Moisture is drawn up from the soil which rests in tubes placed in the water reservoirs. Excess water flows from one layer to the next and is held in the removable tray at the bottom.
Both products come with a rust resistant chain for hanging. A swivel hook, built into the chain, allows for rotation of the hanging plant to stimulate even plant growth.
For the best results, Wilkes suggests that gardener’s should be mindful of grouping plants together that like the same type of conditions: sun vs. shade and moist conditions as opposed to dry. A few of her suggestions include:
- Shade loving flowers: Coleus, forget-me-nots, ferns, columbine, and hostas.
- Sun or part shade: Antirrhinum, begonias, cineraria, coriandrum, lobelia, pansies,
heliotropes, nasturtium, memesia, nicotiana, phlox, and violas.
- Sun loving: Baby’s breath, calendula, cornflower, Shasta daisy, cosmos, candytuft,
dahlias, alyssum, dianthus, zinnias, mums, petunias, wave petunias, portulaca, marigold, zinnias, coreopsis, white silver dill, salvia, verbena, evening primrose, delphinium, and ageratum.