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Name: Carol Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
Hostas Roses Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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csandt
Sep 9, 2016 5:14 PM CST
I have seen many photos of indoor succulents that look so nice grouped together in large flat pots with unique designs.

Can you recommend sources for such pots at reasonable prices?

I have been watching thrift stores and garden centers without success.
Carol Sandt

"Experience is the name we give to our mistakes.” - Oscar Wilde
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
Sep 9, 2016 8:45 PM CST
Those cool bowls are hard to find. I look in thrift stores, yard sales and junk yards. I have bought huge fruit bowls, deep pasta bowls, anything that stirs my imagination, then drilled holes in the bottoms for use as mixed cactus and succulent pots.

I would take photos to show you but the really cool ones get gifted to friends. I really need to keep a couple for myself. Smiling
Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
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CaliFlowers
Sep 23, 2016 7:08 PM CST
Also, some of my best hanging planters are made from old pasta colanders. I also like containers made from "Tufa", or "hypertufa".

Plug this into Google Search, lots of good ideas there.

tufa DIY container OR pot
Name: Carol Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
Hostas Roses Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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csandt
Sep 24, 2016 7:18 AM CST
CaliFlowers said:Also, some of my best hanging planters are made from old pasta colanders. I also like containers made from "Tufa", or "hypertufa".

Plug this into Google Search, lots of good ideas there.

tufa DIY container OR pot


I love the look of hypertufa pots, but they are expensive when DIY supplies or non-DIY shipping costs are counted.

Encouraged by your experience, I recently refocused my efforts on thrift stores and found some pots and platters/plates that I think will work well together at Goodwill and Community Aid; I still need to drill drip holes in the blue pot:

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Thanks so much for your ideas and suggestions!
Carol Sandt

"Experience is the name we give to our mistakes.” - Oscar Wilde

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