The terracottas from the Poggi Ugo kiln, made exclusively with the fine Impruneta clay from the company’s own quarry, are frost-resistant and can withstand temperatures as low as -30 °C. 

In fact, the physical characteristics of this particular raw material, rich in minerals, mean that the changing seasons do not represent an obstacle for the care of plants and green spaces, but become a resource to be exploited for the benefit of the plants themselves. 

The purity and respect of the material used, the craftsmanship, still faithful to the most ancient Tuscan traditions, and the baking of the artefacts at high temperature, guarantee an excellent product in terms of quality, yield and durability

The earth, the sole and fundamental component of Poggi Ugo products, is a pure element and, as such, in physiological ‘contact’ with the rhythm of nature and its changes. 

This is why an original terracotta pot from Impruneta by Poggi Ugo is the objectively best choice for the well-being of plants, because it does not fear even the rigours of the coldest season. 

Winter in Tuscany has delayed its arrival this year, providing mild and warm days even in January.
Usually, however, even in our region, the winter period is characterised by cold temperatures and snow.

This is also the reason why most Italian gardens have been furnished – since ancient times – with terracotta accessories from Impruneta.

Nevertheless, it is advisable to take some steps to improve the durability of vases and accessories; here are some tips on how best to store your precious pottery: 

during the cold season, empty the containers, making sure – especially when the outside temperature drops below 3°C – that rain does not refill them, so as to avoid stagnation

To make jars, do not fill up with water, a good solution is to cover them using terracotta lids.

In pots filled with soil, it is always good practice to check that the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot is clear, removing any obstructions that prevent water from draining. 

When temperatures get cold (below 3°C), it is advisable to turn the saucers upside down – useful in warmer periods to collect water for watering – and, if possible, store them in a sheltered place. Once the saucer has been removed, it is nevertheless advisable to separate the containers from the soil, using terracotta feet

In the event of snow, it is preferable that the terracotta objects do not remain immersed (even partially) in the snow; in this case, it is recommended that the perimeter around the terracotta objects be cleared in order to prevent continuous contact with the frost from causing damage.

Adopting these few precautions will ensure the durability of Poggi Ugo’s terracotta complements, which will not only become an asset during the various seasons, but will also acquire a different and increasingly fascinating appearance as time goes by…