Adeniums forum: Low profile pots and mistakes I've made

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Name: Jim Cook
South Florida
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jimsned2
Oct 17, 2012 6:25 AM CST
Good morning Folks, Yesterday I took a ride to the outer Miami area in search of $2.00 orchids and low profile pots for a few of my adenium. We (my neighbor and I) stopped at a garden shop and saw this beautifully proportioned ceramic pot shaped like a turtle, it had adequate drain holes which is difficult to fine in any of the ceramic pots and the tag I thought read $10.00. It was out in the very hot sun and weighed about 15 lbs. I picked it up and almost dropped it because it was so hot. I carried it about 20 yards to the sales desk and the clerk informed me that the cost was $110.00. Rain had washed off the first 1, but on very close inspection I saw he was right. I just gotta remember that if it sounds too good to be true, then it isn't . I just thought you might get a chuckle out of my embarrassment. My search goes on.

Jim

Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Oct 17, 2012 9:04 AM CST
I expected that from you, Jim!!! What a goofy mistake!

Just ribbing you, of course. Or "of coarse"

I bet that was a cool looking pot. Had you bought it, the next day some fool would have stolen it! You bet.

Maybe we can build one out of hypertuffa....
Name: Jim Cook
South Florida
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jimsned2
Oct 17, 2012 10:15 AM CST
Well I'm thinking I'll find what I need if I travel to the Florida tundra! Hilarious! But your right and I didn't think of that; it would defiantly get stolen even if I could have afforded it. Thumb of 2012-10-17/jimsned2/2f82d5

Jim

Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
Charter ATP Member
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coconut
Oct 19, 2012 12:16 PM CST
Screening? What do they screen for? Nice plant there!
Name: Jim Cook
South Florida
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jimsned2
Oct 20, 2012 11:43 AM CST
They screen for age, children under 18, ability to pay association costs, and prison records. They asked for permission to put the sign in my front yard and I said O.K., the adenium is one of my favorites, I think if you click on it you get a better view of the caudex.Thumb of 2012-10-20/jimsned2/1f6bf0

Jim

Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 20, 2012 8:21 PM CST
jimsned2 said:Good morning Folks, Yesterday I took a ride to the outer Miami area in search of $2.00 orchids and low profile pots for a few of my adenium. We (my neighbor and I) stopped at a garden shop and saw this beautifully proportioned ceramic pot shaped like a turtle, it had adequate drain holes which is difficult to fine in any of the ceramic pots and the tag I thought read $10.00. It was out in the very hot sun and weighed about 15 lbs. I picked it up and almost dropped it because it was so hot. I carried it about 20 yards to the sales desk and the clerk informed me that the cost was $110.00. Rain had washed off the first 1, but on very close inspection I saw he was right. I just gotta remember that if it sounds too good to be true, then it isn't . I just thought you might get a chuckle out of my embarrassment. My search goes on.
Jim
Hahah
aha that sounds like me. I never wear my glasses. You should have insisted in $10. The one was washed away? That makes it $100 off from MOTHER Nature!


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Name: Sylvain Forest
Delray Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Almost like Lucy and me.
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lourspolaire
Oct 21, 2012 9:45 AM CST
A shrewd merchant would have told you the rain washed the TWO first 1s, making this an $1,110 pot. At that price, they had better come up with a very good provenance story. A $5 antique butter churn is just that: an old butter churn...boring! But, make it into the butter churn that Martha Washington used to make butter for the shortbread cookies George loved so much, and it's now a national treasure. Publicize the story and you'll have a representative of the Smithsonian museum at your door in less than 2 days. Jim, I say you should have bought the pot at $110 and worked on a good provenance story to cash in on this. Who knows, that nursery might still have said pot.

Best of luck with that.
Sylvain.
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Oct 22, 2012 12:05 PM CST
A very pretty white!

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