Anyone use nice ceramic pots without drainage?
When I opened the post "what are you potting in?" I thought perhaps this was the topic, but it wasn't, so I thought that I would break my lurking habit and ask about this.
I have collected antique planters for years and have always been relatively successful planting my plants in them with out drainage holes, as many don't have them (I also use bisquit jars, chamber pots, red wing crocks etc.) I know that popular opinion says this is a no-no, and every now and then feel a little paranoid about doing this even though I have not had a "plantality" in quite a long time. I did see an instructional post a while back about drilling holes in ceramic with a special bit, but just can't bring myself to do it to pieces that are so old and heirloomy. I feel rather bad sometimes simply putting dirt in some of the nicer china pieces that I have used as planters....but it tends to soak out rather well, so no real harm done.
Does anyone else successfully grow plants in containers without drainage holes? This is a bit of a misery loves company post, but would love some company on this one.
Thanks for all of your insight and input on every-other question I could possibly have, as I always seem to find the answer at this site.