Southwest Gardening forum: Garden goodies for sale!

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Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
May 23, 2012 8:54 PM CST
I am pruning the ridiculous amount of containers I've gathered over the years. Yes, years. I have everything from plastic seed starter kit, boo-koos of nursery pots (small and large), ceramic pots, etc., etc.. Anybody want to add to their own ridiculous collection?
Alma
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Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
May 24, 2012 10:17 AM CST
Reminds me of a sign I made for a garage sale...

"Make my junk, your junk"

I'm "potted" but thanks for the invite, Alma.
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
May 24, 2012 11:03 AM CST
I sold a ton of nursery pots on Craigslist for $10 (about 50-75). They didn't cost me anything as they were the biproduct of the plant I bought, but I saw that nurseries were selling those pots, so why not?

Green Grin!
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Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
May 24, 2012 7:30 PM CST
That was my thought!
Alma
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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
May 24, 2012 7:46 PM CST
Wish I lived closer ! Crying
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 25, 2012 11:17 PM CST
quietyard said:Wish I lived closer ! Crying


Linda, don't you think you have enough pots??? Glare

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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
May 26, 2012 9:42 AM CST
Alma, I would love, love, love to take some of these off your hands if the offer is still open. As you know, I'm starting pretty much from scratch (again) and don't even have a single black pot - for the first time in about 20 years. Had to pick one up off the side of the road to put my one, lonely tomato plant in, lol.

Do I sound pitiful enough???
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Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
May 26, 2012 10:03 AM CST
Look around you where you see landscapers planting for others and I bet if you asked, they'd be glad to give them to you. Just yesterday, the man that does my prunning and mulching gave me about 2 dozen 4 in. pots. plus the tray they fit in. I'll wash them in diluted clorox water sometime this weekend.
I need to get out and water the plants that he planted for me yesterday..2 peonies,3 iris and a daylily.
Watered them yesterday afternoon after they left but it's supposed to be in 90's all weekend, was 89 yesterday so I'm sure they'd appreciate another drink.

Sheryl, I bet if you posted your request for free pots on a forum that is in your gardening area, you'd get some donations. It's worth a try! Last Fall one of the gals on the our Mid-Atlantic gardening forum posted an offer to give away nursery pots and I was either the first to respond or only one. I had met this lady at my first plant swap and she sent an email asking what size I wanted..and the next morning I went and picked them up. all sizes with my name on them sitting in front of her garage. I bet there was about 30 or 40..doesn't take much to make me happy! Sent her an Email back to Thank Her and also wrote a Thank You note and mailed it to her.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
May 26, 2012 12:03 PM CST
I know that Home Depot "recycles" the black pots.. You can probable ask them. A few years ago when I only had about 30-40 roses & didn't know about burying them up to their eyeballs to protect them from the winter, what I did is find a landscaper who was putting in a ton of 3 gal shrubs. I asked them if I could have their buckets & they were estatic to have me take them! I cut the bottoms off of each one, put the now hard-plastic cone around the rose, and filled each one with mulch. Worked like a charm. Not practical for me to do that now.. Got too many roses to do that to!
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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
May 26, 2012 1:50 PM CST
I may have to divide your daylilies in the future Margaret ! Glare Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 26, 2012 3:52 PM CST
Good point Linda! Also for the new seedlings you will be growing this fall. Rolling my eyes. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
May 26, 2012 4:05 PM CST
Crying Crying Crying I am not a Nursery ! Angry YET! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 26, 2012 4:09 PM CST
I don't know about that!! Whistling You must be close to it by now! Blinking Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
May 26, 2012 4:15 PM CST
I simply must leave a bit of room for walking in the yard ! Blinking
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
May 26, 2012 4:20 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
May 26, 2012 8:30 PM CST
LOL, Pippi - this *is* the forum near where I garden! Or whatever you call it here, playing in the sand, moving rocks, etc. ..... Green Grin!

Anywho, Alma - let me know!
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Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
May 27, 2012 12:49 PM CST
Sheryl, yes I do still have plenty! Sorry to be so long getting back to you, but I was busy with the yard sale. And now I'm busy packing it all up to give away. Sad We took a truckload to the AZ Humane Society thrift store yesterday. My next writing project will have the title: "How to Stuff a House"! Big Grin Shoot me a treemail; I'll get it sooner and we can get you started with some pots!
Alma
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
May 27, 2012 2:14 PM CST
P.S. The "garden goodies" for sale did not include plastic pots: they are FREE! And can you believe it: here in my irrigated neighborhood, not one person expressed an interest in plants, pots or gardening. Crying
Alma
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
May 27, 2012 2:17 PM CST
Seems odd. I guess if they're not using the irrigation rights that's a good thing re saving water for those who do garden to use.
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