M27585 - Flower Tower 3 ft. Freestanding Planter with Watering Tube
Bought mine last year and bought 30 impantiens plants that come in a 6 pack. I planted the plants and added the dirt as I went making it easier to put the plants in. It now sits next to my front door and has actually survived through the low. 30s in southern CA. QVC should definitely bring back this planter and other unique planters.
Disappointing in S. Florida
Saw towers in Michigan. Ordered upon return to S. Florida. Followed directions. Planted vincas; put tower in protected area so soaking rains would not ruin it. Little by little the plants in the two lower rows died and fell out. I replaced the lower two rows from extra vincas growing in regular pots. Plants died. Now plants are dying in the third from the bottom row.
Maybe this is not a good product for my locale. The concept, design and engineering were intriguing.
The instructions weren't great but overall it's pretty easy to figure out. The biggest issue I had was cramming the flowers into the holes. Most flats of annuals are rectangular and much bigger than the holes. I wasn't sure the flowers would make it. However, three weeks later they are doing nicely. As the flowers grow it fills in and looks great! I have had no problems with tipping over as I put a little pea gravel in the bottom as the directions suggested. Looks great in the corner of our deck!
I thought this would be ideal for my strawberries...directions reccomended planting in every other hole, so the 30 plants I purchased based on the advertising wouldn't fit. The assembly was difficult and the directions confusing. Once assembled and planted it has toppled over and the base has detached many times...my plants have been crushed. Would not reccomend this product until a more stable based can be made.
A bit difficult but worth it.
When I opened the package, I thought "oh dear". I have some arthritis in my fingers and thought it would be too hard to put this together. I was wrong! It assembled easily and I am very happy with the results. It stands on a porch of the cottage storage shed at the end of my yard. In just a few days it is filling out and the colors of the flowers are showing. Like the other reviewer stated, buy the flowers that are in small packages. The bigger "plugs" are more difficult to fit in and it causes some damage if you push too hard. All in all, if I had a place to put it, I would order another one.
What a clever planter! It goes together very securely (instructions could be a little better written for the assembly,but it is worth the time) I planted a flat of impatiens in my tower and really loved the process. It's small footprint works great next to my front door. My impatiens are growing beautifully in it and it is so easy to water. I love, love it!! Will buy another one next season. Would gladly recommend.
I was so looking forward to getting this and turning into an herb tower. However, after trying numerous times to get the 'butterfly' clips into the rectangular holes I gave up-packed it back in the box. The instructions were not very clear on this. In addition, I thought it would be taller than it acutally was. I guess the presentation on air made it look bigger. So back it goes and off to the garden store for a new herb pot. Boo.
I love to try unique things and this definitely fits the bill. I went down to the DIY store over the week-end and bought a lot of small annuals then got to work. It looks fabulous (wish I could attach a pic). It was wasy to put together. Hardest part was cramming the flowers into the little holes but they semed to have lived through it. With that said, try to get plants (30 of them) that are small or at the least not root bound so you can get them in the hole without having to damage them. It makes a beautiful and very "unique" presentation.