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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Sep 27, 2015 8:59 AM CST
Looking for large pots for my plants. Where do you get them? Is there an on-line site? I've checked Amazon but couldn't find what I need.
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jmorth
Sep 27, 2015 9:15 AM CST
the Box stores usually have selections of large to very large containers made of light weight material
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Name: Mary
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Azgarden
Sep 27, 2015 9:21 AM CST
Our Lowe's stores have been having some good sales on large pots the past few weeks. Clearing out summer stock I would guess.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 27, 2015 9:41 AM CST
Yup, I always look for the clearance sales to buy big pots, as they can be SO expensive otherwise.

I've done well at places like Target and Wal-Mart (although I rarely shop at WM, it is next door to our Home Depot) and Big Lots. Our Target store no longer has a nursery, but they do have pots in the patio section indoors, and as Mary suggested, this is a great time of year to find clearance prices on patio stuff.

Garage sales, second hand stores and the Re-Store (Habitat for Humanity) can be another great source. Hit or miss, though.
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Name: greene
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greene
Sep 27, 2015 9:51 AM CST
New plant pots are out of my price range. Most of my pots come from the roadside when I see landscapers installing plants and trees. They are not attractive, um, the pots/planters are not attractive, some of the landscapers look okay. Whistling I have some friends who drop off their used pots in my yard from time to time. This batch from Elijah should be enough for a year.
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Or I will use my carpentry skills to build planter boxes (much of the lumber is scrounged also), line with landscape fabric; these can be any size I choose.

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Sep 27, 2015 10:19 AM CST
Thanks, everyone. I'm going to make a run to the different stores this week.
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Sep 27, 2015 10:36 AM CST
Are you looking for decorative are functional. I have bought bulk pots and PlasticFlowerPot.net

http://plasticflowerpots.net/
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Sep 27, 2015 7:08 PM CST
Local Costco has some large planters/pots. But I usually get mine from a wholesale pottery outlet seller here in the Bay Area, they don't ship though, too expensive to do so.

I also frequent Big Lots, they sometimes have them too.
Name: aud/odd
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Cinta
Sep 27, 2015 9:07 PM CST
Lowes have really big pots for 7.00 this week. Some were big enough for trees but very light weight.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 28, 2015 4:38 AM CST
Nearly all my large pots have come from garage sales. Some amazing bargains can be had that way. This is a hand made Italian terracotta pot, 20 inches tall. that I got for $ 25..... would retail for hundreds.
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Sep 28, 2015 8:14 AM CST
I guess I should have said "decorative" pots and lightweight. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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