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Where to buy containers?

Posted by BlueBirdPeony 5b (My Page) on
Tue, May 28, 13 at 22:06

Where do you buy your containers? I scored a great deal in two five gallon ceramic planters last fall (end of season sale). I need a few larger ones for my front porch. Prefer that there are already holes in the bottom. Prefer to not buy online (seems wasteful shipping something that big?).
Where do you buy your containers?

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RE: Where to buy containers?

Not a huge Walmart fan but I bought two huge pots there last year. Very inexpensive IMO. They did not have holes in the bottom but power drill remedied that. They are plastic, not ceramic, but they don't look plastic to me. They have them in red,green and tan

Here is a link that might be useful: walmart planter

RE: Where to buy containers?

finding it was easy .. lol ..

i said:

many good nurseries.. have a recycle bin.. might be a great place to find some FREE pots ... to grow things in.. until the bargains roll around in fall


RE: Where to buy containers?

  • Posted by mxk3 z5b/6 MI (My Page) on
    Wed, May 29, 13 at 22:31

Many different places. I love interesting pottery pieces, so if I'm out and about and see something I like I just buy it, if I really want it I'm not going to wait for a sale. Well-made pottery/ceramic pieces are expensive, but I view as an investment, as the good stuff lasts a very long time with care.

For plain cheapie clay pots, I buy at the local nursery, they're only a few bucks each (hence, they're thin and aren't difficult to get what you pay for...).

For plastic pots to line my pottery or grow seedlings/transplants in, I save the pots from the plants I purchase - can't beat free for that stuff!

This post was edited by mxk3 on Wed, May 29, 13 at 22:32

RE: Where to buy containers?

One of my nurseries has a spring special, buy I ceramic pot get the second equal value free. I have gotten several too expensive for me large pots this way.

What Is hard to find for me is unusual pots. Perhaps because we have to take pots inside for the winter not many people use ceramic or clay pots and most pots I see are the very plain ones, either all one color or a couple of blended colors. I'd be willing to pay more for an unusual pot.

RE: Where to buy containers?

Steins Garden Center has a nice variety of both ceramic and clay pots. I can find more expensive must-haves at local nurseries.

And how lucky for you to have purchased your home from a landscape architect!!!

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