Patent Number: 6,170,193

Title: Self-draining in-ground flower holder

Abstract: An in-ground flower holder is provided with a body having a top opening defined by a planar or flanged area and a lower opening passage through which water may flow. An insert is located within the interior of the body, the insert having a gripping area which allows access to the insert by a user when the flower holder is embedded within the ground. A base of the insert is used to carry flowers placed within the body. A bottom surface of a base of the insert carries a plug member which is adapted to substantially a similar size as an opening formed as a funnel in the bottom of the body. When in one holding position, the plug and funnel form a watertight seal thereby holding any water within the interior. When the insert is moved to another position, the watertight seal is broken and a passage for water out of the interior is provided. A lock maintains the insert within the interior of the body. Additionally, the upper surface of the body or of the lock is configured such that indicia may be placed thereon.

Inventors: Wright; John J. (Garfield Heights, OH), Was; Frank W. (Chesterland, OH)


International Classification: A01G 9/02 (20060101); A01G 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2013