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Thrifty Containers

By serse
May 7, 2013

Containers can come from anywhere, not just your local garden center. Head out and get inspired with the selections in your local thrift stores and garage sales, and use your extra cash for more plants instead.

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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
May 6, 2013 7:21 PM CST
Serse said: "As they say, one man's trash is a gardener's container! (or something like that...)"

That is So true!
You've done an article that inspires one to get up, get out there and enjoy the hunt!...now that we know what to look for... Thumbs up
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 6, 2013 10:22 PM CST
I agree
Great reminder of ways to get new containers for our much loved plants. I love the elegance of your light fixture planter.

I picked these up at an estate sale last week.
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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
May 6, 2013 10:33 PM CST
Looks like some fun stuff!
Do you drill drainage holes?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 6, 2013 10:36 PM CST
Yes, some of it is really easy. Some is more difficult. Eventually it gives up and lets the drill go through.
I haven't drilled the sea shell one yet. Think that one is going to be a real challenge.
Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
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Samigal
May 7, 2013 10:08 AM CST
Great containers you found at the estate sale. Some of them really look like old ones. I have a very old pot that belonged to my mother when I was small and I just can't get myself to plant anything in it. Now I know just what I'm going to do with an old light fixture I've had laying around here for several years.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 7, 2013 3:12 PM CST
What a wonderful article.
Do you drill holes or just so little water it doesnt matter.
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