At Emerson Monument Co. we always recommend that you go out to the cemetery with a coat hanger or other narrow object and thoroughly clean out your flower pots as winter draws near. Doing this will ensure that debri is not clogging the vase's drain hole. Once the vase has been cleared, there are several different ways to ensure your granite vases remain in tact through the winter. Common approaches include:
- Consider placing a coffee filter or florist foam inside the vase. This will prevent the drain hole from being directly blocked.
- Consider placing a plastic zip bag on top of the vase and securing it tightly with a rubber band. This will prevent water from getting in.
- Consider purchasing a metal vase insert to protect the vase (cost is approximately $20 and may be ordered at Emerson).
Have a question about preventing the vase from clogging or replacing a busted vase? Email us and we'll be glad to help!