Texas Gardening forum→Need black landscape pots?

Views: 145, Replies: 3 » Jump to the end
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 21, 2019 11:35 AM CST
...the black kind you get with your nursery plants? A local Humble, TX lady who lives close to the big airport has literally 1000s of pots in every size. They are used but veryy useable. 1,3, and 5 gallon are 20 , 30, and 40 cents each. She has a pile of pots with small tears that are 1/2 price. I found 15 gal. pots $1 back there. $3 -27 gal. tree pots and 50 gal. tree pots, too. I won't post her name here but tree mail me and I'll give you her name so you can make arrangements to meet via Facebook messages.

Heres my haul I got for $40

Thumb of 2019-08-21/ShadyGreenThumb/d17d15

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
tx_flower_child
Aug 21, 2019 12:52 PM CST
You did good but I got mine for free. 😝

One year I was driving home and saw that someone who lived on my street a block down from me had set some of those black pots on the curb. When I went to get them it turned out that they'd put out 80 of 'em. Yep. Eighty. Eight zero. Kinda ticked me off because I didn't think they should go to the landfill. Took a couple car trips to get them all. Found homes for most and kept a few for myself.

Another year, on my block, someone had the really big ones on the curb. I got 13 but 2 were so nasty that I left them behind.

If anyone is in the general DFW and needs some, send me a treemail.

There's so many places now that recycle that it boggles my mind that people think it's ok to just have pots (ahem) to the landfill.
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 22, 2019 7:49 PM CST
I have gotten many pots for free in the past. But this time not as lucky. I posted on Social Media a request. I got 3 responses all Flakes. A few responded they had some, then never messaged me again. On one post on a swap site someone responded on my post that a friend of hers also needed pots too. The one who responded to my post gave them to her instead. Frankly, I needed these sizes and the sturdy type exactly and was happy to pay $40. One large pot would have been 3x as much.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
tx_flower_child
Aug 23, 2019 1:24 PM CST
I was just funnin' with you. Have some pie.

And I do think you got a great deal.

Loved reading about your social media experience.
[Last edited by tx_flower_child - Aug 23, 2019 1:26 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #2051705 (4)

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Texas Gardening forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by EscondidoCal and is called "Podranea ricasoliana"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.