Gardening Articles: Flowers :: Perennials

New, Long-Lived, Decomposable Containers

by Charlie Nardozzi


Landscapers and gardeners use tons of plastic pots each year. Although long lasting and good for growing plants, they take a lot of fossil fuels to make and eventually end up in the landfill. Now there’s a new container that’s more environmentally friendly and still attractive and functional.

The EcoForm pots are made from grain husks, organic pigments, and starch-based water-soluble binders. They contain no wood or petroleum ingredients. The pots are completely decomposable, yet can survive in the yard for up to five years as long as they are not buried in the ground. EcoForm pots are rugged, resisting freezing and thawing. Even in humid conditions, the water- and mildew-resistant surface remains clean and smooth.

The lightweight pots are available in a wide variety of natural colors. Pots sizes range from 3 to 12 inches in diameter in a number of shapes, such as urns, vases, and bowls. For more information on the EcoForm containers, go to: EcoForm.

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