What is best way to secure the pots in windy weather?

by Bet34063321

I would like to do topsy turvy with clay pots on cement patio using a rebarb pole.

  7 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Sep 12, 2018

    Never having done this, I think a few things would be key.

    Holes drilled as close to rebar size and seal around once in place

    drill holes in the rebar so that it can be secured by tying off the rebar when high winds.

    Have a way to anchor at the base.

    Please post your your project when completed. Looks interesting.

  • Rose/Miros Rose/Miros on Sep 12, 2018

    You might be able to use the original hole in the bottom and widen it. I'd dig a fairly deep post hole and anchor whatever metal support in concrete. Otherwise you'd need a fairly large wood or metal base.

  • 17335038 17335038 on Sep 13, 2018

    To adequately secure any vertical yard ornament from falling over in the wind, it should be anchored down into the ground at a depth proportional to the height above ground.

    Also, the higher it is, the larger the circumference of the rebar should be to keep it from bending or swaying.

  • Bon Bon on Sep 13, 2018

    I've done this repeatedly! Easy! Start with a large pot.. Put rebar through the drainage hole and fill pot with soil. Then just add pots at an angle to it. You'll have to experiment with plants that do well. Don't overfill side pots so that water will absorb

  • Bet34063321 Bet34063321 on Sep 13, 2018

    I would like to put it on the cement patio


  • Karen Tharpe Karen Tharpe on Sep 27, 2018

    Secure the re bar in a decorative patio umbrella base for patio display. I have purchased supplies for doing this same topsy turvy planter, I like the look.