Containers forum: Happy to find these containers......

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jul 7, 2014 9:47 PM CST
I found these at Target the other day. 50%off Thumbs up Planted them with Hostas the next day. What do you think? The big one was $19, the tall one $15, and the low one $10.
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pardalinum
Jul 7, 2014 10:42 PM CST
They make a nice set. The Hostas are gorgeous Lovey dubby .
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springcolor
Jul 7, 2014 10:54 PM CST
Nice, love the earthy colors. You could plant anything in those.
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Jul 8, 2014 11:00 PM CST

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I really like them Paul. I agree with Julia, anything could be planted in them with the colors of the containers.
Really like the hostas in them. Beautiful and healthy looking plants.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jul 9, 2014 6:47 AM CST
Thanks everyone.....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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DavidofDeLand
Jul 13, 2014 8:25 AM CST
Great planters.

The soil would look better if a mulch of choice and possibly Sphagnum Moss under the rocks.

The last tall one likely should be set on a solid paver of choice.

Beautiful pots at a great price indeed. Thumbs up
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jul 13, 2014 9:45 AM CST
David......I'm pleased that you like the containers. I like to be able to see and feel the potting mix to determine how moist it is. I'm not crazy for sphagunum moss. My preference for a top dressing is gravel but it makes it hard to stick my finger into the soil. I think I have a paver. Good suggestion. I'm tempted to go back for more containers.....need some self control
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Jul 13, 2014 10:05 AM CST
You are welcome and Thank You.

Some sort of light mulch is always a good thing in pots to avoid soil splashage when watering.

You know your finger can get through light mulch to test the soil and I know you know how it will benefit waterings.

Real sphagnum and not Peat Moss type Spaghnum is what I use in many of my containers and of course our plethora of Spanish Moss growing all in the trees around here which is a living plant too.

Utah is so different from here. It's so humidity dry.

They have Spaghnum Moss in the natural form at "Dollar Trees" for a buck a bag. Its usually used for crafting and in the crafting area. Ty it. You won't know till you do. I tip my hat to you.
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ge1836
Jul 13, 2014 4:12 PM CST
Nice score Paul. Planters get my hoarding juices flowing.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jul 13, 2014 4:32 PM CST
Me to....and then when you get one you need to buy something to plant in it....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Christine
Jul 14, 2014 5:37 AM CST
Beautiful pots & beautiful hosta's Thumbs up
Christine

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