Large pot source - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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Question by AnnaZ
August 28, 2017
I really don't know what category this fits in, so I will put it in Tropical Plants and Garden Planning.

After going to The Ark attraction in Kentucky last week, I told my husband I WAS going to make one of those ginormous pots up like they had there. Hmmmm.........I have found only one source online where I can purchase a 36 inch tuscan rolled rim pot to the tune of $190.00. Yes, I know, it's going to be pricey. This was from Greenhouse Megastore. My online searches have not brought up anything else. If anyone has an online source I can go and look and see if they have what i am looking for, I'd appreciate it. This is what I'm wanting to do next summer. I suppose I should clarify that I'm only wanting to do ONE!!!! :>)

Thanks.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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A comment from vic
August 28, 2017
I don't know where in Wisconsin you are but you could call this place and ask them.

http://stoughtongardencenter.c...

I know here in NC they carry pots that big at the individual pottery/garden centers.

Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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A comment from AnnaZ
August 28, 2017
It looks like they have mostly ceramic/clay pots. They are close enough to me (50 miles) that I can call and ask if they carry the large plastic ones I am looking for. Thanks.

Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Dreams don't work unless you do.
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A comment from greene
August 28, 2017
Comment only. Would this be something that could be made at home using the hypertufa method? Seems to me that a pot, no matter how large, costing almost $200 would be out of the price range of most gardeners.https://garden.org/ideas/view/goldfinch4/32/Hypertufa-the-Look-of-Carved-Stone/

(Note: all this time I have been spelling it as 'hyperturfa'; no wonder I had trouble searching. The correct spelling is 'hypertufa'. I am so embarrassed.

Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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A comment from AnnaZ
August 28, 2017
Comment..........I don't think I could find anything BIG enough to make the size pot I need, let along try and do any moving of it. So far I've found 2 sources........the one for $190.00 and the 2nd one for $485.00.

North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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A comment from tx_flower_child
August 28, 2017
I looked at the picture that you posted and can see why you'd want to have one of those pots to use. Totally agree that they're very expensive and because of their size the shipping costs will really increase the price. The prices that you mentioned -- were you including tax and shipping?
I have seen pots in the style you want at both Lowe's and Home Depot but have no idea if they're as large as you want. Both of those stores have websites that you could look at. Same with most big box stores. And many of the big box stores don't stock everything so that's where their websites will come into play. If you find what you want on the website, usually the site will tell you that they'll ship to your local store and that if you pick it up at the store then no shipping costs will be charged. Just a thought.

Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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A comment from crawgarden
August 28, 2017
Anna,
Maybe a new business for you! :)

Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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Answer from DaisyI
August 28, 2017

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Greene's idea of hypertufa is one I have used. The hard part is finding something to form the pot over. But you can dig a hole in the ground and form the pot in the hole.

Have you thought about half wine or whiskey barrels? They are a lot cheaper and lighter and make great pots (and even goldfish ponds).

Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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A comment from AnnaZ
August 28, 2017
Not big enough. :>)

Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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A comment from DaisyI
August 28, 2017
Okay, Hypertufa it is. 8' )

Forgot to ask: Does the pricing you are seeing include shipping? That will probably be more than the pot unless you go pick them up.

Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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A comment from AnnaZ
August 28, 2017
Well, I guess I can forget about that one from Greenhouse megastore.............shipping is $185.00. Good Lord................

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