Houseplants Pots

Put Heavy Pots on Wheels

Do you have large pots that are difficult to move? Just 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!

Article originally published on July 31, 2015.
Illustration by Claire Tourigny, from the book Les 1500 trucs du jardinier paresseux.

Larry Hodgson is one of Canada’s best-known garden communicators. After studies at the University of Toronto and Laval University where he obtained his B.A. in modern languages in 1978, he succeeded in combining his language skills with his passion for gardening in a novel career as a garden writer and lecturer. 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 is a regular contributor to and horticultural consultant for Fleurs, Plantes, Jardins garden magazine and has written for many other garden publications in both the United States and Canada, including Canadian Gardening, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Rebecca’s Garden 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 50 other titles in English and French. He can be seen in Quebec on French-language television and was notably a regular collaborator for 7 years on the TV shows Fleurs et Jardins and Salut Bonjour Weekend. He is the President of the Garden Writers Association Foundation and the winner of the prestigious 2006 Garden Media Promoter Award offered by the Perennial Plant Association. An avid proponent of garden tourism, he has lead garden tours throughout Canada and to the gardens of over 30 countries over the last 30 years. He presently resides in Quebec City, Quebec.

2 comments on “Put Heavy Pots on Wheels

  1. A couple of years back, we did this with everything in our garage – tool benches, cabinets, etc. We put wheels on it all so when we want to move things around or clean, we just push. 🙂

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