I am a new collector of McCoy Pottery. A friend of mine says i should NOT plant plants in the flower pots because it will ruin them. (unless i put a pot within the pot i guess) is this true?

Answer:

Many people, me included, like to use their pottery. I suppose if you wanted to keep it in pristine condition you might not want to plant in it but I think it would be more enjoyable for you to use it as you please. The only thing I can think of is that it might leave stains on the inside.