Coco Fiber Planters-Good, Bad and Ugly

Coco Fiber Planters are Yesterday’s News!!

Deck railings and window boxes need great planters. Coco fiber planters have been around for a LONG time. They are popular for a number of reasons and initially, we all try them. But, here are my issues with them and why I now use more durable planters.

  • They are porous so need to be watered more often in the heat of summer.
  • They lose their shape and the dirt falls out..
  • Birds use the material for nesting (not that I mind, I’m a birder)
  • Coco fiber planters have actually been known for spontaneous combustion!
  • Wrought iron holders often peel and rust

Balcony and Deck planters come in all shapes, sizes and materials. Selection options are vast and prices can range from $75. One thing to consider is permanence

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