Product Reviews

Fiskars 12 Inch Ariana Planter with Self-Watering Grid-A Budget Friendly Gardening Pot

Fiskars 12 Inch Ariana Planter with Self-Watering Grid, Thyme Green
Fiskars 12 Inch Ariana Planter with Self-Watering Grid, Thyme Green

Fiskars 12 Inch Ariana Planter with Self-Watering Grid, Thyme Green (20-56412)
Overall Ranking: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars
Price: 
$10.31
Owners:
Fiskars
Website: 
https://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-Ariana-Planter-Self-Watering-20-56412/dp/B003F64AZC/ref=sr_1_2?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1496112497&sr=1-2&keywords=12+inch+ariana+planter+with+self+watering+grid

BUDGET SAVING POTS

When I first got serious about gardening about a year ago I looked for deals when it came to gardening pots. The intricate designed ones I was most attracted too, but most of these cost several times more than my plants.

Since I had limited space as well as a limited budget, I had to find pots at a reasonable price but still quality made. I came across the Fiskars 12 Inch Ariana Planter with Self-Watering Grid, Thyme Green (20-56412) and was sold, several times. These make great cost effective planters for beginning gardeners or gardeners who don’t want to spend too much on a pot.

PROS/CONS

As with any product, the Fiskars Ariana Plantar with Self Watering Grid has pros and cons. I may add to this list in the future.

Pros

  • Pots come in a variety of colors
  • Self-watering system
  • Lightweight
  • Durable and long lasting
  • Prevents self-rot
  • Variety of sizes available
Fiskars 12 Inch Ariana Planters with Self-Watering Grid
Fiskars 12 Inch Ariana Planters with Self-Watering Grid

Cons

  • no holes in bottom for drainage

A note on this con. I have seen others say that this planter is not a true self watering planter since there are no holes in the bottom or side. This can easily be remedied by pushing through the perforated holes that are in place or by using a drill.

Since these pots are made of plastic they can be easily drilled into. I highly recommend doing this before placing dirt or plants in the pot, since this will add unneeded weight while drilling.

Fiskars 12 Inch Ariana Planter with Self-Watering Grid, Brick
Fiskars 12 Inch Ariana Planter with Self-Watering Grid, Brick

WHO IT IS FOR

Beginner gardeners and gardeners who don’t want to spend too much on pottery will benefit from the Fiskars Ariana Plantar with Self Watering Grid. I have three of these in different colors and the planters work great for all the plants I have in them.

These are great starter planters and also for those gardeners (like me) who want the focus to be on the plants and flowers in the pot, not the pot itself.

TOOLS OVERVIEW

The plantar comes with a self-watering grid that goes on the bottom of the pot, on the inside. This is to help prevent the plant from sitting in water. I also like how the self-watering grid can be removed by hand.

I recently transferred a plant out of one of my pots, and some of the roots grew through the holes in the grid. I was able to easily remove the roots by taking out the grid and cutting the roots back.

SUPPORT

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PRICE

The 12 inch thyme green plantar is $10.31. Prices vary based on color and size. There are plenty of color and size options to choose from. All of mine are the same size (12 inches) but I would love to add more sizes to my collection.

FINAL OPINION/VERDICT

With a variety of colors, sizes, and great prices, I highly recommend the Fiskars Ariana Plantar with Self Watering Grid. These pots work great no matter if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced gardener. Sturdy and colorful, these planters will help you enjoy your beautiful plants and flowers for years.

 

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4 Replies to “Product Reviews”

  1. Thank you for these product reviews. Gardening with a budget is something I find most of us sometimes overlook meanwhile it can do us a whole lot of benefit. These pots seem very beneficial and durable for beginners while also being inexpensive. They also look very pretty too. The perfect pot for a gardener looking to get started.

    1. Gardening is very beneficial, emotionally and mentally! I have a few of these containers and love them. Thank you for commenting!

  2. I like to use unusual containers. For example, I put two small pots of lavender in a pair of old cowboy boots for decorations at my sons wedding. My new daughter-in-law is a country music fan; she loved them

    1. What a cute and great idea! And it didn’t cost anything! I’ve heard of using old boots before. I’ll have to try that out once I get a pair of some.

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