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You have large pots that are difficult to move? Put them on wheels!

Many garden centers offer plant dollies or plant caddies, most simply saucers on wheels. And if you can’t find one locally, you can order one on the Internet. Most are large enough for mid-size to large plants, allowing you to move them where you want and to give them a regular quarter turn with a minimum of effort.

And you can easily make your own plant dolly if you want: just add 3 or 4 wheels, available at any hardware store, to a square section of board, glue a plant saucer on top and you’re off to the races!

Larry Hodgson is one of Canada’s best-known garden communicators. He has notably been editor-in-chief of HousePlant Magazine, Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins, À Fleur de Pot and Houseplant Forum magazines and is currently the garden correspondent for Le Soleil and radio garden commentator for CKIA-FM Radio. He has written for many garden publications in both the United States and Canada, including Canadian Gardening, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Fine Gardening and Organic Gardening. He also speaks frequently to horticultural groups throughout Canada and the U.S. His book credits include The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada, Complete Guide to Houseplants, Making the Most of Shade, Perennials for Every Purpose, Annuals for Every Purpose, and Houseplants for Dummies, as well as nearly 60 other titles in English and French. He is a past president of the Garden Writers Association (now Garden Communicators International) and the winner of the prestigious 2006 Garden Media Promoter Award offered by the Perennial Plant Association. He resides in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

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