Featherock® Planters

Directions for use

Preparation and Maintenance
Your Featherock planter is relatively maintenance free. However, it will have acquired residual dust during shipment and in sawing and drilling operations. Before using, wash off the planter with a garden hose.
In garden applications, repeat hosing down occasionally to remove windblown dust, pollen and debris.

Use as a decorative planter
This is the convenient way to change and move plants from one location to another. Simply place the nursery container “as is” in the cavity of your Featherock planter. To bring smaller containers to near rim level, pack bottom and sides of planter cavity with small nursery pebbles or foam packing material. To hide container and hold moisture, cover mouth of planter with moss.

Use as a garden planter
Transplanting is the way to provide your plant with potting soil nutrients and extra space to grow. Follow the same garden guide rules or directions from your nursery for potting in clay or ceramic planters. For taller plants that expose the planter cavity, dress up the cavity with a layer of moss.

Use for living plants

For transplants you will need a water tray or catch basin. Place under your Featherock planter. No outside tray is necessary for “pop-in-and-out” nursery containers. Inexpensive plastic and ceramic saucers that fit your Featherock planter are obtainable wherever nursery supplies are sold. Position at the bottom of the planter cavity over the drain hole. Place the plant in its container directly on the saucer. Empty collected water when necessary.

Use for ornamental plants
Your Featherock planter becomes a natural decorative “vase” when filled with artistic arrangements of dry or artificial plants or flowers. No special care is required.

Plant Behavior
For long-term enjoyment you don’t have to possess a green thumb. You do need to keep in mind all living plants have personal habits. Perennials usually live from year to year. Annuals last for a year or season. Some plants thrive best in full sun, others in partial sun or shade. In general, plants prefer either an acid or alkaline soil. Potted plants need watering more frequently than in-ground plants. Your nursery can advise you on individual plant behavior, proper drainage and potting soil to use.