Planters to last through the winter.
I've got some vines to plant.. I need to container them.. What can I put them in (other than wood) that won't crack in the winter cold?
There are containters which look like terra cotta which are just plastic - they look real, are much lighter and don't crack in the cold. They should be readily available in your area.
There are also fiberglass pots that are frost proof.* Many look like marble, stone or terra cotta as well.* These tend to be more expensive then other types of pots.
All of my outdoor containers are ceramic and they winter very well. I absolutely agree that the drainage holes are KEY. Many, many nurseries will have awesome prices on their ceramic containers during the off season. I personally like the ceramic glazed and a few terra cotta ones. Never had a problem with these during the winter. Keep in mind that I'm in NC and the winters are not harsh here.
Guys doesn't your location also matters.
I used pots previously in extremely cold conditions and they stood fine and never worried me.
If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.