As a business owner, my free time is in short supply. I love my plants but, unfortunately, watering is forgotten all too often until the leaves take on that wilted and forlorn appearance indicating that they’ve been neglected. So needless to say, when I got my new TruDrop Dot Planter from the Crescent Garden, I was more than ready to put this container to the test.
I’ll be honest, TruDrop’s claims that watering is only needed every two to six weeks sounded a little far-fetched, but the TruDrop self-watering system works better than I ever imagined. So far, once a month seems about right. I think the consistent supply of water is responsible for my healthy, happy lemon tree.
I thought the new Dot planter, with its generous diameter of 26 inches, would be perfect for my Meyer lemon tree, and I wasn’t disappointed. I found this self-watering container easy to use – just fill the designated hole with water and that’s it! The Dot planter has a nifty built in water gauge so I can easily keep track of the current water level within the reservoir.
I also like that it can be used both indoors and out, so my lemon tree can spend all season outside and then be brought in the house before the cold arrives. While it’s inside, you can use the indoor plug so no water drains out, and when it does need draining, simply connect a hose to it for a quick, no-mess cleanup. While there are a number of colors available, the dark brown works well with my landscape and décor, blending in quite nicely.
Another thing I like about these planters is how they came about…you may be wondering by now why it’s called a “dot” planter. Apparently, the designer chose to use Braille for the outer texture. So upon closer inspection, you can see and feel the various “dots” around the entire container. A very neat concept. They’re 100% recyclable too!
The fact that the planter is sturdy, beautiful, functional, AND environmentally responsible is just icing on the cake. The newly replanted tree is thriving and I anticipate beautiful blossoms and a bumper crop of lemons! I can definitely see more TruDrop planters in my future.