TJB-INC offers 3 different kinds of Planting
There are several types of pots that can be used when planting
aquatic plants into a water garden. While many can work, some may
be better than others. The best way to choose what is right for
your plants is to know the differences.
Aquascape Aquatic Fabric Planters are
ideal for all pond plants. The fine porous material allows
water in, but keeps soil from entering your pond. The
flexible material makes it simple to place the plants where plastic
pots will not fit. Aquatic Planters quickly blend in with the
rest of the pond. Fabric pots combine the best features
of no-hole pots and baskets. The fabric is woven tight enough that
it is not going to allow well-packed soil to leech into the pond,
while still being open enough to allow the plant to pull extra
nutrients directly from the water. Fabric pots are also variable in
height, as if the pot is too tall, you can simply roll the edges
down to the desired height. The flexible bottom will also allow the
pot to sit more level even if the pond bottom is not level. The
only downsides of the fabric pots are that they cost a little more
and are more difficult to move around outside the pond. Aquascape
Planters will not break or crack like plastic planters.
Aquatic Containers are the Hard-to-Find
"no hole" pots specifically designed for water
gardens. No-hole pots are usually plastic. These
are made specifically for water garden plants. Only the top
of the pot is open, so with a top layer of gravel the soil remains
where it should, in the pot. No-hole pots are easy to
use and easy to move around. If using no-hole pots, it is
critical that the water level never drop below the top of the
pot. Excellent for Lotus & Water Lilies.
Planting Baskets are manufactured with
built in handles for easier carrying. They come in several
shape configurations. Basket-type containers are a plastic mesh.
The downside of these is the same as pots with holes, the open
areas in the pots allow the soil from within the pot to leech out
into the pond water. In a planting basket, the plant can benefit
from the nutrients in the water which can more easily be used by
the plant in this type of pot.
We also offer Floating
Planting Islands (see product descriptions