Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by g34ls My Favorite Planter
I have a large number of these planters in various sizes. They came through last winter's record lows outside beautifully. My plants are also very happy in the hot Texas sun in these planters. I will continue to order, as needed, as long as the prices stay at the current rate.
June 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ellie Just Ordered 3 More
Just ordered 3 more of these 15.75 in. Marchioro "Cuenca" pots. Would have preferred the 15.75 in. Marchioro "Pablo", which I think are better looking (though each costs about $10 more than the Cuenca), but they have been out of stock at HD for months and am getting pessimistic about their getting more.
The reviewer who was mad because he thought he was getting real terra cotta should have read the specs more carefully, as I think it is pretty clear there. Also, a real terra cotta 16 in. pot would have cost less than these, but cost a fortune to ship (if indeed it was possible to ship at all).
A reviewer for one of the other Marchioro pots lamented the lack of drainage holes. Actually, all of these Marchioro composite pots have spots for holes in bottom; you just need to drill through them. There's a whole bunch of stuff on the bottom that can be used to set up other things like casters, self-watering, etc. and if you are lucky enough to get the little explanatory Marchioro booklet with your pot, it will show you how to use them. Not all of the several pots in this line that I have ordered come with those booklets, so Home Depot you need to look into that! I like that the pots come with little plastic feet that keep them off the surface beneath them.
Not only do the explanatory booklets tell the different things you can do with the bottom of your pot, they also have pictures of some of the other Marchioro lines, and boy I wish HD would carry more. My experience so far has been good with them. They are made in Italy and as far as I can tell are not cheesy, like something made in China. Of course, time will tell, but so far my experience has been okay. (I have also seen some of them in Italy). Where I live, they cost more than twice HD's price at a local nursery.
February 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TEEDOFF1 MISLEADING
FOUND UNDER TERRA COTTA POTS, LOOK LIKE TERRA COTTA BUT WHEN THEY ARRIVED THEY WERE PLASTIC. REALLY TURNED OFF.
September 16, 2014