I was apprehensive because these are at the upper threshold of my budget. I bought two for my condo balcony. I didn't want to mess with anything I would have to water and risk overflowing onto the patio of my downstairs neighbor so these were the perfect option. I ordered 2 solar lighted urns from another online merchant (thankfully they were on clearance sale for 50% off) and the urns arrived the same day as the trees. I placed the pots inside the urns and filled in the extra space with white marble chips. The balcony catches some wind from time to time so I anchored them with wire ties from the metal rod to the white deck railing. They look amazing! The urns provided some additional height and the trees are slender enough they don't take up too much space. Because they are so slender the solar uplighting is really perfect. Having them to "anchor" the outside corners of the balcony actually makes it look larger. Thanks, Overstock!