holes in different containers
Hi Everyone! This was on another forum last week, got real ugly from what I was reading,, I hope this doesn't get like that because I would really like to know something.
Yesterday I was looking at a book that had different containers for plants(I think they called it "Junk Gardening")There was everything from coffee pots to Seashells to wicker baskets. One even made up a football for a planter. I can see most of these having holes in them, but the Seashell and a glass jar, those kind of things I cannot see having a hole in them for draining. The Seashell was huge, I can't remember what kind of plant was in it, but it was pretty good size. They even had cardboard boxes, but they specified that the boxes were temporary.
My question is, how do you put a plant in something like this, without a hole in it? Is it just a temporary thing? Is it just for certain plants? Do you change soil more often? How does this work? As far as the wicker basket goes, they told you how to do that one, but none of the others.
All my pots have holes in them. But my mom has a real pretty old teapot that I think would be perfect for a plant, but I don't want to put a hole in it. (when I can get back down to her :() How would I do that?
I hope this doesn't turn ugly like the last thread I read on this subject, I just want to know how it works. :)