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Inexpensive Containers for Sempervivums

By valleylynn
March 16, 2013

Have you stopped by your local Dollar Store lately? It is a great place to find inexpensive items to use for planting your favorite Sempervivum.

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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Mar 15, 2013 6:24 PM CST
Thanks for sharing! I need to get my mom the purse asap!
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NJBob
Mar 15, 2013 6:48 PM CST
Lynn those salsa bowls look great I guess I need to make a stop at a dollar store.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 15, 2013 6:59 PM CST
I couldn't believe them when I first saw them on the shelf. They really look like little stone mortars. Very easy to drill the holes. I sprinkled one of my tiny ground cover sedum on top of the gravel. Hoping it will take hold and look like a blue/green lawn. Right now it is pink because of the cold.
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Mar 15, 2013 7:54 PM CST
I will make a visit to Dollar Store soon. I like that it is easy to drill.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 15, 2013 7:57 PM CST
I need to go back and see what else they might have.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Mar 15, 2013 8:30 PM CST

Ok so what is a ground cover semp? Is it itty-bitty ones that never grow up?

Good job, on finding those bowls. Really cute. Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up



Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 15, 2013 8:49 PM CST
Oops, when back and retyped it to say 'sedum'. *Blush*
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Mar 15, 2013 8:50 PM CST
Ha. I bet some people already tried to order that Semp. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 15, 2013 8:51 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Sorry, that would really be a tiny semp, wouldn't it. Big Grin
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Mar 15, 2013 9:02 PM CST

My thought exactly Whistling Whistling

But you never know ... so much to learn.

OK, what is the sedum ground cover?

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 15, 2013 9:08 PM CST
I can't remember. I'll go out and look tomorrow. Smiling
It's a funny little sedum.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 16, 2013 1:47 AM CST
Those bowls sure make cute little planters. Lovey dubby
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 16, 2013 3:02 AM CST
Great idea, love that planter! I need to go to the dollar store more often, one year I found small litter boxes for 1.00 and used them for winter-sowing. They were easy to drill also. Thumbs up
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 16, 2013 8:49 AM CST
Great idea for using the litter boxes Susan. Have you found other items at the Dollar Store for gardening?
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Virginia
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virginiarose
Mar 16, 2013 4:08 PM CST
Not recently but a friend was getting flower pots for $1.00. She bought 300! Blinking

Susan

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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Mar 16, 2013 4:12 PM CST


Blinking Blinking indeed Blinking Blinking

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 16, 2013 6:01 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Did I mention I had to go grocery shopping? Just got back. Big Grin
Did I mention that the Dollar Store is right next to the grocery store?
I figured for the sake of research I better stop in the Dollar Store first. Whistling
And in just a few minutes look what I found. They had a huge stash of the salsa mortar bowls. Hmmm, might have to go back again. What was I thinking by leaving behind all those bowls? Sad
I only brought home 8 more bowls for $4.00
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On my way to the register I saw these. In a bunch of different colors. Plastic coated wire baskets, with handles. And the mesh is big enough to plant smaller plant all around the sides. Hurray! Line them with moss, fill with potting soil and plant. Punch through to plant in the sides. Hurray!
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
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CDsSister
Mar 16, 2013 6:09 PM CST


Good buy. I think the little baskets have real potential. Thumbs up Thumbs up

That add on room may need to be a plant/planter room. Hilarious! Hilarious!



Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 16, 2013 6:23 PM CST
I will plant every thing up this coming week. Plan on having a yard plant sale maybe in May.
Oh, I also got these at a yard sale.
$1.00 for the owl, 50ยข for the dog. Both are older ceramics. No to drill holes in the bottoms.
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Have to figure out what will look cute growing out of the log the owl is standing next to?
Name: Pegi Putnam
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Samigal
Mar 16, 2013 9:45 PM CST
I was just at the Dollar Store a few days ago and I guess I didn't look far enough to find those salsa bowls. I did see the wire baskets though, but my imagination wasn't working that day. I need to go back and do some more shopping around. I did buy a larger haning pot, have no idea what I will plant in it after I drill some holes. Just have to get busy now that spring is just around the corner. Hurray!

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